Dallas Holiday Parade


December 03, 2022
10:00 AM until 12:00 PM


Downtown Dallas View map
Route begins at Commerce and Houston streets,
Dallas, TX,

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On the first Saturday in December, come watch the 34th annual Dallas Holiday Parade, the city’s largest one-day, outdoor event with giant parade balloons, marching bands, festive floats and all the holiday staples. (Visit the Facebook page for updates.) It has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout North Texas and coast to coast. You can also watch the parade live at home on CW33 TV at 10am and again on Christmas Day at 10am.

The event is free to attend. If you'd like to watch the parade from bleacher seats, reserve them online for $25 or $50. For bleacher seating, all children 24 months and younger who will not sit in an adult’s lap will need a ticket. Look here for details about taking the DART Rail to downtown.

If attending in person, note to please limit what you bring in order not to crowd other spectators. Large items, such as strollers or walkers, can be stored under the bleachers for ticket holders. If you are not purchasing tickets, you can bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Keep in mind that you will want to get there early in order to get a good seat. In a nutshell, bring yourself and your family, a camera or phone, some cash for snacks and parade merchandise, and a “happy holidays” attitude.

About the Dallas Holiday Parade
In 1987, The Adolphus and Children's Medical Center Dallas each reached historic milestones. In search of an appropriate way to celebrate the holidays and their 75th anniversaries, the hotel proposed the idea of a parade to kick off the holiday season for the city and bring families to downtown Dallas.

Since then, the event havs paraded down Commerce, bringing love, life, and joy to the hundreds of thousands of spectators and making our event the largest in Texas. And with fabulous sponsors such as Toyota of North America, AT&T, the AT&T Discovery District, and the Adolphus Hotel, the event is sure to remain the official start of the holidays in Dallas and all of Texas for decades to come.

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