Parking and 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.

Shuttle Service from Farrington Field

Shuttle service is available from Farrington Field ($3.00 per adult, $5.00 for two adults) round trip to the ITC, only two blocks from the southern end of the Parade Route.  Parking at Farrington Field is free.

PLEASE NOTE: The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) does NOT run on Sundays, and will not be operational for the XTO Energy Parade of Lights.  

For more information go to www.fwta.org

2016 Downtown Traffic and Parking Map

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.

2016 Parade of Lights Street Closures:

2016 Parade of Lights Street Closures Street From To START END
11/19/16 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/19/16 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/19/16 9th Street Houston Commerce 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/19/16 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/19/16 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
11/20/16 2nd Street Henderson Taylor 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 1st Street Burnett Henderson 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Burnett Street 2nd Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Cherry Street 1st Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Florence Street 2nd Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Belknap Street Commerce Houston 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 9th Street Commerce Houston 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/20/16 Houston Street 11th 9th 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 1st Street Main Commerce 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Main Street 8th Street 9th Street 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/20/16 3rd Street Houston Commerce 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/20/16 Main Street 2nd Street 5th Streets 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/20/16 4th Street Commerce Throckmorton 9:00 AM 10:30 PM
11/20/16 Houston Street Weatherford 11th Street 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/20/16 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/20/16 Purcy Street Peach Forest Park 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Forest Park Ave Purcy Weatherford 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 9th Street Commerce Throckmorton 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 1st Street Calhoun Commerce 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 1st Street Houston Main 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 2nd Street Calhoun Throckmorton 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Main Street 4th Street 8th Street 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
11/20/16 Main Street Weatherford 2nd Street 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
11/20/16 W Belknap Street Forest Park Lexington 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 Belknap Street Lexington Commerce 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 5th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 6th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 7th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/20/16 8th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM