Navigating Grapevine’s holiday celebration: 5 things to know before the Parade of Lights on Thursday, Dec. 6

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The city of Grapevine’s 39th annual Parade of Lights takes place Thursday, Dec. 6 in Historic Downtown Grapevine, beginning at 7 p.m.

Following the theme of Holiday Magic on Main, floats will showcase light displays and ornate decorations while marching bands perform.

1. Parade route

The parade route starts at Hanover Drive and Main Street and proceeds north to Northwest Highway before looping back to Main Street by way of Dooley Street and Dallas Road. A map of the parade route and surrounding area can be found here.

2. Staging area

Participating floats must line up along Hanover Drive, Municipal Way, Capitol Street and Trinity Parkway in the staging area by 6 p.m.

3. Available parking

Free parking can be found surrounding The REC of Grapevine, the Grapevine Convention Center and the public library. Additional parking spaces can be found in vacant lots and along shops and stores throughout the downtown area. A map for available parking can be found here.

4. Street closures

Streets intersections along Main Street will be barricaded for the parade, including those at Hudgins, College, Franklin, Texas, Nash, Vine and Wall streets. Roads will close at 5:30 p.m., and the cars that remain on Main Street will be towed.

5. Shuttle service

The Grapevine Visitors Shuttle will make its final stop during the 5 p.m. hour only if it can access Main Street before it closes at 5:30 p.m, in which case the last stop will be during the 4 p.m. hour. Shuttle service will continue during the parade, running parallel to Main Street and stopping at the intersection of Franklin and Church streets. More information about service times can be found here.

 

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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