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.

Expanded Service offered by The-T!

Regular rates apply on all routes, all day.  Check The-T.com for information about route schedules throughout Fort Worth that connect easily with the ITC, which is one block from the parade route.

Use The T’s expanded bus service (Route 7) from Farrington Field ($3.50 round trip, exact fare required) to the ITC, only two blocks from the southern end of the Parade Route.  Parking at Farrington Field is free.

For stress free boarding, load The T’s GoPass App on a mobile device to purchase fares ahead of time. Go to the APP store or to www.gopass.biz for loading instructions.  

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.the-t.com

2015 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.

2015 Parade of Lights Street Closures:

2015 Parade of Lights Street Closures Street From To START END
11/21/15 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Set up -parking lanes only
11/21/15 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Set up -parking lanes only
11/21/15 9th Street Houston Commerce 9:00 AM 4:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/21/15 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/21/15 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 9:00 AM 4:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 2nd Street Henderson Taylor 6:00 AM 9:00 PM  Staging
11/22/15 1st Street Burnett Henderson 6:00 AM 9:00 PM  Staging
11/22/15 Burnett Street 2nd Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM  Staging
11/22/15 Cherry Street 1st Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM  Staging
11/22/15 Florence Street 2nd Street Weatherford 6:00 AM 9:00 PM  Staging
11/22/15 Belknap Street Commerce Houston 7:00 AM 9:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 9th Street Commerce Houston 7:00 AM 10:30 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 Houston Street 11th 9th 7:00 AM 9:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 Houston Street Weatherford 9th Street 7:00 AM 9:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 7:00 AM 9:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 1st Street Main Commerce 7:00 AM 9:00 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 Main Street 8th Street 9th Street 7:00 AM 10:30 PM  Set up -parking lanes only
11/22/15 3rd Street Houston Commerce 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/22/15 Main Street 2nd Street 5th Streets 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/22/15 4th Street Commerce Throckmorton 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
11/22/15 Houston Street Weatherford 11th Street 4:00 PM 8:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 Commerce Street Belknap 9th Street 4:00 PM 8:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 Purcy Street Peach Forest Park 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 Forest Park Ave Purcy Weatherford 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 9th Street Commerce Throckmorton 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 1st Street Calhoun Commerce 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 1st Street Houston Main 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 2nd Street Calhoun Throckmorton 4:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 Main Street 4th Street 8th Street 4:00 PM 10:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 Main Street Weatherford 2nd Street 4:00 PM 10:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 W Belknap Street Forest Park Lexington 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Parade
11/22/15 Belknap Street Lexington Commerce 5:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 5th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 6th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 7th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade
11/22/15 8th Street Calhoun Throckmorton 5:00 PM 9:00 PM  Parade