Northeast Tarrant

Fort Worth’s West 7th corridor kicks off holiday celebrations

The little ones enjoy holiday parades, but there’s plenty for their parents to see as well.
The little ones enjoy holiday parades, but there’s plenty for their parents to see as well. Star-Telegram archives

All across Tarrant County, communities are celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with traditional tree lighting ceremonies, parades and celebrations.


Fort Worth

Starlight Symphony kick-off event, West 7th corridor, Fort Worth

5-10 p.m.

Victorian carolers, snow tubing hill, horse and carriage rides and lighting of West 7th. A five-minute music and light show will be held on the hour from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday through Jan. 6.



Home for the Holidays, Southlake Town Square, 400 Main St., Southlake

4:30-8:30 p.m.

School choirs, concessions, Santa and tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.


Fort Worth

XTO Energy Parade of Lights, Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth

4:30-10 p.m.

Parade begins at 6 p.m. and lighting of the Christmas Tree in Sundance Square Plaza at 7:45 p.m.



Carol of Lights, Town Square Gazebo, downtown Grapevine

5:30-7 p.m.

Live music and refreshments and Mayor William D. Tate will flip the switch that will turn on more than a million lights at 7 p.m.

Dec. 1


Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop, Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive

5-9 p.m.

Marketplace featuring ornaments and gifts, snow tubing hill, inflatable maze, Santa, fireworks and tree lighting.

Dec. 4


Hometown Holidays, Mansfield City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St.

5-9 p.m.

Ice rink, penguins, Santa, holiday market, school choirs, fireworks and tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.


Holly Days, Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway

6-9 p.m.

Very Merry Light Parade, live dance and band performances, snow hill, concessions, Santa and tree lighting at 7:15 p.m.


Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive

4-6:30 p.m.

Classic Christmas movies, Christmas cartoons and cookie decorating until 5:30 p.m. at the library then take an old-fashioned hayride to the Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane, for train rides and refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. followed by the tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 5


Holiday Lights Parade, downtown, UT-Arlington area

4-8:30 p.m.

Parade begins at 6 p.m. with tree lighting at 7 p.m. on the steps of City Hall. Get a picture with Santa after the parade at the Levitt Pavilion in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St.


Roanoke’s Old-Fashioned Christmas, downtown, 211 N. Oak St.

5-9 p.m.

Musical performances, strolling carolers, concessions, parade, Santa and tree lighting at 6:15 p.m.


Christmas in the Park, Gammill Park, 101 Gammill St.

4-8 p.m.

Puppet show, toboggan slide, concessions, Santa and tree lighting.


Parade of Lights, Midway Drive and Industrial Boulevard, Euless

6:30 p.m.

Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will continue east on Midway Drive to the Euless Family Life Center.

Trophy Club

Trophy Club Christmas Celebration, Clock Tower

6:30-9 p.m.

School choirs, pictures with Santa Claus and free funnel cakes, cookies, hot dogs and hot apple cider.

North Richland Hills

Night of Holiday Magic, NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26

4-8 p.m.

Fireworks, photos with Santa, marshalmallow roast, holiday puppet show and performances by school and community groups.

Marty Sabota: 817-390-7367, @martysabota