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Denton Holiday Lighting Festival

Downtown Denton

Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the annual Holiday Lighting Festival on Denton’s Historic Square. This beloved community event includes musical and dance presentations, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s crafts, and visits with Santa. Live entertainment is provided by talented local musicians and the Denton Community Band, which has been a part of the celebration since its inception. Admission is free; however, VIP tickets are available that include many perks such as a reserved parking spot, Santa Claus meet and greet, and more.
For the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, the streets immediately surrounding the Square (Locust, Elm, Hickory, and Oak) will be closed for the duration.  Plan your arrival accordingly with this map:

Free parking is available at the Historical Park Parking Lot as well the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Parking Lot. Find maps and more on the Denton Holiday Lighting Web Site. For those wanting to skip the hassle, park at the MedPark DCTA A-train station and ride into downtown for FREE! Rides from MedPark to the Downtown Denton Transit Center are always free with their fare-free zone. Coming from outside Denton? Use the secret code “FOF HOLIDAY EXPRESS” to ride DCTA’s A-train and Denton Connect Buses for free!

For more information and bus and train schedules and maps, visit

Don’t forget to grab some delicious wassail at Denton Main Street Association’s Wassail Weekend!


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100 W. Hickory · Denton, TX 76201

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