Media

Talking Points for the 2020 GM Financial Parade of Lights:

Parade Producer
Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., whose mission is to make Downtown Fort Worth a vibrant place to live, work and play.

Press and Media Contact
Claire Bloxom Armstrong, Pavlov Advertising and Public Relations

2020 Sponsors
GM Financial (Title Sponsor), Bell (float sponsor), Atmos Energy (float sponsor), Karen and Larry Anfin (Mayor’s float sponsor), Sundance Square, RANCH 95.9, HANK 92.1, KLUV 98.7 FM THE Christmas Station, United Rentals, Visit Fort Worth, Hear Fort Worth.

History
First staged in 1983 (38th year) to help Fort Worth celebrate family and togetherness in a spirited way. It has grown to become one of the top Illuminated Parades in the country.

Theme
To be announced!

Parade Route
From corner of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets, Weatherford to Commerce, then south on Commerce to 9th Street. Next, west on 9th Street to Houston Street, and finally north on Houston Street to 2nd Street, west to Throckmorton Street and then south to 3rd Street (exits on 3rd Street).

Schedule of Activities:

  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM –
    • Ride the Rails! Both the TRE and TexRail will be operating on Sunday, as well as extended Sunday times for certain bus routes including the Dash. For more information go to www.trinitymetro.org.
  • 4:30 PM – Come early to get a great seat, enjoy some hot chocolate or delicious fare, visit the shops of Sundance Square, or enjoy a leisurely meal in any of our Downtown restaurants.
  • 4:30 PM – Music performed on mobile stages around the parade route by local performers.
  • 5:45 PM – Parade pre-event ceremony with the Star Spangled Banner performed in front of the Courthouse on Weatherford Street.
  • 6:00 PM – GM Financial Parade of Lights begins, featuring over 100 illuminated entries.
    • Grand Marshal – To be announced.
    • Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth, including award winners from previous years.
    • 3 announcer stands!
    • Santa’s arrival on the Downtown Fort Worth Inc. float!
  • (NOTE: The Sundance Square Christmas Tree will be lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020. For more information please go to www.SundanceSquare.com)

Transportation/Parking

  • Ride the TRE or TexRail! Full train service will be available on Sunday, November 22. For more information go to www.trinityrailwayexpress.org, or ridetrinitymetro.org
  • For a complete information concerning our Transportation and Parking, click here.
  • For a map of the parade route, click here.

Volunteer
There’s a need for parade marshals, mascots, review-stand spotters, etc. Contact us at Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, 817-336-2787 or email us. For more information, please click here.

Social Media

The official hashtag for the 2020 GM Financial Parade of Lights is #ParadeofLights2020. For the latest updates, visit us on:

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.
777 Taylor Street, Ste. 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102