XTO Energy Parade of Lights delivering “A Postcard to Christmas” to Downtown Fort Worth


For the 35th year, half-a-million lights and more than 100 illuminated floats will cover the 1.59-mile parade route and draw tens of thousands of people to Downtown Fort Worth for the XTO Energy Parade of Lights.

Dubbed as the can’t-miss event of the holiday season, the beloved Fort Worth tradition will be traveling down a new parade route, where audiences will see spectacular, never-before-seen floats, giant illuminated balloons, antique cars, marching bands, equestrian units, horse-drawn carriages, and groups of carolers that will create the perfect “Postcard Christmas.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float, sponsored by parade producers, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.

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Throughout the day guests are encouraged to arrive downtown early to enjoy the many shops, restaurants and amenities offered, such as: visit downtown retailers, such as LOFT, Coyote Urban Boutique, and H&M; dine at a downtown restaurant, such as Reata, Yolk, Bird Café, and Del Frisco’s Grill; and, relax in Sundance Square Plaza and enjoy the beautiful Sundance Square Christmas Tree.

The Fort Worth community steps up year-after-year to support the XTO Energy Parade of Lights, and Fort Worth Fire Department Chief Rudy Jackson will be honored as the 2017 Parade of Lights’ grand marshal. Other confirmed participants include Mayor Betsy Price, title sponsor XTO Energy (a subsidiary of ExxonMobil), the famous wheelie-Elvi, Cowboy Santas, and more.


Sunday, November 19th


Starts at Weatherford and Houston Streets (New!)


FREE! Reserve “Street Seats” online in advance, starting at $16.50.

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