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 3:30 PM. Please review all of your parking options at www.FortWorthParking.com – search, “PARADE OF LIGHTS.”  The free parking garages will fill quickly.

Expanded Bus Service from Farrington Field

Expanded bus service provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority on Route 7 is available from Farrington Field ($1.75 per adult, $3.50 round trip, kids 12 and under free) to the Intermodal Transportation Center. The ITC is only two blocks from the southern end of the Parade Route.  Parking at Farrington Field is free. The Bus Stop is located on Lancaster Avenue, on the north side of the parking lot. Be sure to download the GOPASS app for easy access on and off and to cover your fare before you arrive to park.

Trinity Railway Express (TRE)

The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) WILL be running this year, a courtesy arrangement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and DART Transit. Service this Sunday will be on a special schedule. Check trinityrailwayexpress.org for more information on schedules for November 20.

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. More parking information available from www.fortworthparking.com.

2016 Parade of Lights Street Closures:

Date 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