This year, the Dallas Holiday Parade steps of from the West End at 8:30 a.m. for a TV show time of 9 a.m. The parade is starting an hour earlier than usual so that it can be done before the Big 12 Football Championship begins at 11 a.m.
DART is the best way to get to downtown Dallas for the Dallas Holiday Parade, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2 this year. Last year, parade organizers estimate that nearly 700,000 people attended in person, making traffic and parking a hassle.
Our 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! Plus parking is always FREE at our rails stations. Find the DART station closest to you at DART.org/parking
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. These DART 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:
Free DART Parking
To find a list of DART Park & Ride locations, visit DART.org/parking