Parking & Access

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Parking and Access

There's plenty of parking throughout downtown and easily accessible from various points. While some of our downtown garages offer free parking, there are many, low-cost parking lots available throughout Downtown.

Remember to come Downtown early to beat the traffic crunch! Coming downtown early also helps you avoid the traffic rush that begins around 4:00 PM. Please review all of your parking options at www.FortWorthParking.com - search, "PARADE OF LIGHTS."  The free parking garages will fill quickly.  

Ride the "T" for Free after 4:00 PM on Friday!

The best way to get downtown is on the area's top transportation system. Buses run until 11:00 PM.

Ride the Trinity Railway Express!

Consider riding the Trinity Railway Express from area parking lots at stops including Richland Hills, Bell or CentrePort. Normal TRE rates apply.  Please note a modified Saturday schedule will be in effect for Friday, November 28.

Free shuttle service from Farrington Field to the ITC

Park at Farrington Field parking lots and take our free shuttle into Downtown, which will run on a regular basis beginning at 2:00 PM.  The Downtown shuttle stop will be located at a convenient location Downtown, and will operate until 10:00 PM.

Tips for Access into Downtown

Attendees are encouraged to arrive in downtown early to avoid traffic congestion. Streets and highway ramps, including Spur 280 and Belknap Street from Interstate 35, will begin to close as early as 4:00 p.m.

Determine where you would like to sit along the route, and then approach from that direction into Downtown.  Try to stay on the side of your viewing area and do not attempt to drive all the way through Downtown to get to your seats.  Come in FROM that side.  There are plenty of streets accessing Downtown, and you do NOT have to come in Spur 280.  Use the attached map to to help you plan your arrival into Downtown, and turn off your GPS unit -

There are great parking areas in each of the quadrants of the Downtown Parade Zone. DO NOT PARK AT BAGGED METERS.

2014 Tentative Parade of Lights Street Closures

Date Street From To Specific START END
11/26/14 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street Far west lane 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/26/14 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street Far east lane 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/26/14 9th Street Houston Commerce Parking Curb Cuts only 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/26/14 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street Far west lane 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/26/14 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street Far east lane 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/28/14 2nd Street Henderson Taylor Full closure 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 1st Street Burnett Henderson Full closure 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Burnett Street 2nd Street Weatherford Full closure 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Cherry Street 1st Street Weatherford Full closure 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Florence Street 2nd Street Weatherford Full closure 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Belknap Street Commerce Houston North and south lanes 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 9th Street Commerce Houston Full closure 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/28/14 Houston Street 11th 9th Because 9th will be closed 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street East and west lanes 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street East and west lanes 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/29/13 1st Street Main Commerce Full closure 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Main Street 8th Street 9th Street Full closure 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/28/14 3rd Street Houston Commerce Full closure 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/28/14 Main Street 2nd Street 5th Streets Full closure 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/28/14 4th Street Commerce Throckmorton Full closure 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/28/14 Houston Street Weatherford 11th Street Full closure 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/28/14 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street Full closure 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/28/14 Purcy Street Peach Forest Park Full closure (local traffic) 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Forest Park Ave Purcy Weatherford Full closure (local traffic) 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 9th Street Commerce Throckmorton Full closure 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 1st Street Calhoun Commerce Full closure 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 1st Street Houston Main Full closure 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 2nd Street Calhoun Throckmorton Full closure 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Main Street 4th Street 8th Street Full closure 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
11/28/14 Main Street Weatherford 2nd Street Full closure 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
11/28/14 W Belknap Street Forest Park Lexington Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 Belknap Street Lexington Commerce Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 5th Street Calhoun Throckmorton Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 6th Street Calhoun Throckmorton Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 7th Street Calhoun Throckmorton Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/28/14 8th Street Calhoun Throckmorton Full closure 5:00 PM 9:00 PM