DART is the best way to get to downtown Dallas for the Dallas Holiday Parade. DART’s rail stations and bus stops get you within blocks of the parade route, which is officially on Commerce Street between Market Street and Harwood Street.
DART trains and buses operate daily from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
Planning Your Trip
To plan your journey, use the “Plan” tool in the GoPass app, visit DART.org, call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111, or use the Transit option in Google Maps.
DART Buses will detour around the parade route and staging/dispersal areas. (see below)
Paying Your DART Fare
DART’s GoPass® app makes your trip to the Dallas Holiday Parade even easier with mobile ticketing options and trip-planning tools. Download GoPass for FREE in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
You also can pay your fare using a contactless credit or debit card, or your payment-enabled mobile device. Simply hold your card or device up to any GoPass® Tap reader every time you board. Each person must use a different, unique contactless debit/credit card or payment-enabled mobile device, and the system only charges Local Adult fares.
Learn more about all of DART’s contactless payment options at GoPass.org.
Health and Safety Precautions
Face Masks are required on DART vehicles per TSA regulations. If you don't have a mask, you'll find free mask dispensers and hand sanitizer dispensers on board. Read about DART’s health and safety precautions during the coronavirus pandemic at DART.org/health
How to Ride, Parking, and Fares
Bus Detours and Added Rail Service
DART bus passengers in downtown Dallas will likely find their routes on detour from 6 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, as the 2021 Toyota Dallas Holiday Parade takes over Commerce Street. Bus routes affected include Routes 2, 11, 12, 19, 21, 26, 29, 35, 52, 59, 60, 76, 81/82, 110, 111, 161, 164 and 749. Click here to view bus detour information.
The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. at Commerce and Market streets and will travel Commerce to Harwood to Young, continue Young to Akard where it will finish and disperse.
DART will augment its normal rail schedule with:
Additional rail service will be available at the event's conclusion. Thanks for riding DART.