Each year, thousands of people gather in downtown Fort Worth to welcome The Parade of Lights and to see dozens of spectacular floats, large illuminated balloons, theatre groups, dancers and musicians. The parade, produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, starts at Weatherford and Throckmorton streets at 6 p.m. and goes east along Weatherford, then turns south on Commerce, then to 9th Street, turns west, passes the Tarrant County Convention Center and then turns north on Houston Street. The parade finishes at 3rd Street and Throckmorton Street.
The Sundance Square Christmas Tree lighting ceremony usually happens one day before the parade. During the holidays, Sundance Square is brightly decorated with retailers and restaurants, offering shopping and dining specials.