DART is the best way to get to Downtown Dallas for the Dallas Holiday Parade, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 this year. The agency’s rail stations and bus stops get you within blocks of the parade route, which starts at the intersection of Commerce and Houston streets, and ends at the intersection of Young Street at Akard Street.
DART trains and buses operate daily from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, so DART can get to the parade as early as you want!
To plan your journey, use the “Plan” tool in the free GoPass app, use the trip planner on DART.org, or call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111. You can look up train and bus schedules at DART.org/schedules.
If you plan your trip directly in Google Maps, enter “Dallas Downtown Historic District” as your destination and choose the Transit option (train icon) to get travel directions using DART.
The parade route passes through a big portion of Downtown Dallas. DART's rail stations conveniently get you within walking distance of viewing areas for the parade so you don’t miss any of the action.
Purchasing DART Passes
We recommend that you buy a DART Day Pass, which is valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase. Adult, Child, and Senior passes are available. Here are three ways to buy your DART pass:
Contactless Payment – Hold your contactless credit or debit card, or your payment-enabled mobile 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 because that card or device is your “ticket.” The system will automatically select the best fare but only charges Local Adult fares.
Ticket Vending Machines – Located on DART Rail platforms, TVMs sell Day Passes and AM/PM Passes and accept cash and debit/credit cards.
Free DART Parking
To find a list of DART Park & Ride locations, visit DART.org/parking