2014 XTO Energy Parade of Lights
The 32nd annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights will kick off the holiday season in Downtown Fort Worth. First staged in 1983, Fort Worth’s signature parade has grown to become Texas' largest illuminated holiday procession, with nearly 100 professionally-designed-and-produced floats (each with more than 12,000 lights), brilliant antique cars, lively marching bands, precision equestrian units, decorated horse-drawn carriages and casts of strolling carolers prancing through the 1.5-mile parade route.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will again be making their appearance on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float, sponsored by parade producers, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.
The parade starts on the north side of the Tarrant County Courthouse, goes south on Commerce Street, turns west on 9th Street before the Fort Worth Convention Center and heads back north on Houston Street. Sidewalk viewing is free, while tickets in the grandstands range from $9.50-$35.