Yesterday, Cheyenne and I participated in Ft. Worth's Parade of Lights! This was our first time to be in a parade and our first time to go to Parade of Lights. What an amazing introduction to the parade!
The Ballet Guild of TBT had a float, so we joined them to promote the School and Ben Stevenson's -- The Nutcracker.
Children 5 and under were not allowed to walk next to the float. They had to be in a stroller or wagon. So, I pushed Cheyenne during the 1 point something mile parade route.
I've seen downtown foot traffic during Cowtown Marathon and don't get me started on the car traffic -- THERE ARE ALWAYS TONS OF PEOPLE and this event was similar. Well, actually, there was probably more people at Parade of Lights. Trey and I decided to get a hotel room in downtown for the night. We stayed at The Blackstone aka the Courtyard Marriott. With our hotel purchase, we also received two tickets to the parade. There was common areas to watch the parade and then there was designated seating. Trey and Dakota got a chance to sit and watch the parade, steps away from the hotel. It was so convenient. After the parade, we met up with Tasha and Bella and grabbed a bite to eat at Jake's Burgers.
I knew exactly where Trey was sitting, so when we passed by him -- we waved and jumped hysterically. Cheyenne was so happy to see his face. Dakota also perked up when she saw us. Trey said that when we walked off she got mad because she wanted me.
Below are a few pictures of our float.
Everyone loved these guys. They were dancing and waving swords and the crowd loved it!
This picture is a shot of the very beginning of the parade route. I wish I would've taken a photo of main street. There was 5 or 6 rows of people lined up and in some areas there was bleachers…it was packed. Kids were shouting, "Merry Christmas!"
Oh, this was our window view from the hotel. We enjoyed the parade of lights so much and our short stay in downtown Ft. Worth.