The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival is held on Denton’s Historic Courthouse lawn located at 110 West Hickory Street.
General Event Info
Photos with Santa ($7) , Horse Drawn Wagon rides ($3),and great food from local non-profits are available for a small fee.
Free parking is available at the Wells Fargo Bank and The Bayless-Selby House Museum (BSH) Parking Lots. Free parking is also available at the MedPark Station with a free short A-train ride to Downtown Denton using the Secret Code Word “Mistletoe”!
Disabled Parking is located on the west side of the Wells Fargo building on Locust Street.
Lost children may be picked up at the Information Booth.
Restrooms are located inside the Courthouse and Square restaurants.
This is a Litter Free Event. Please do your part to Keep Denton Beautiful.
Take the A-train!
Traveling to Denton for the Holiday Lighting Festival? Forget I-35 and jump on board the Wonderland Express! Take the A-train from the MedPark Station in Denton, three stations in Lewisville or connect from DART’s Green Line at Trinity Mills in Carrollton. Use the Secret Code Word “Mistletoe” and ride the A-train and Connect bus service free the night of the event. Once you arrive to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC), enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and other goodies from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.! From the DDTC take a short stroll or a complimentary bus ride to the Courthouse Square for the event.
Visit RideDCTA.net for the A-train Schedule to plan your trip to the event.
For your trip home, please note the following departures from the DDTC:
- 6:40PM (This train does not serve south of Old Town Station in Lewisville)
- 9:55PM Special Event Station Shuttle Bus departure from the DDTC
- 1:30AM (This train does not serve south of Old Town Station in Lewisville)
2012 Vendor application (ONLY Non-Profit Vendors may sell items)
Toy Drive Information
Once again the festival will be hosting a toy drive. Toys gathered will be distributed to families needing assistance during the Christmas season in Denton County. A drive-through toy drop-off will be at the southeast corner of the square.
2012 Event Schedule
Festival Stage (corner of Hickory and Locust)
5:30 – 5:45 Denton Community Band
5:45 – 6:00 Tree Lighting
6:00 – 6:20 Denton Community Band
6:30 – 6:50 Festival Ballet of North Central Texas
7:00 – 7:20 Denton High School Jazz Band 1
7:30 – 7:50 V-Krewe Brass Ensemble
Performance Stage (Main Stage)
6:15 – 6:35 Syncopated Ladies
6:45 – 7:05 Glory of Zion Singers
7:05 – 7:40 Break
7:40– 8:00 A Taste of Herb
8:00 – 9:30 Denton Holiday Music Spectacular- A 11-piece Holiday Lighting Orchestra directed by David Pierce and featuring Brent Best, members of Midlake, Bonnie & Nick Norris, Paul Slavens, Steve Wiest (director of the One O’Clock Lab Band), Jeffrey Barnes and MANY MORE!!
DCTA Clock Tower
5:30 – 6:00 Garage Band
6:10 – 6:40 Katha Harris
Dancing in the Streets Performance Area (corner of Locust and Oak)
6:00 – 6:20 Ryan High School Strutters
6:30 – 6:50 Bonduris Music Instruction and Production
7:00 – 7:20 First Baptist Music Ministry
7:30 – 7:50 House of Funk Theatre Company
Wells Fargo Lobby
6:00 – 6:20 Strickland Jazz Band
6:30 – 6:50 Strickland Middle School Chamber Orchestra
7:00 – 7:20 Handbells at Strickland
7:30 – 7:50 Denton Community Choir
6:00 – 6:20 Childbloom Guitar Ensemble
6:30 – 6:50 Pulling Strings
7:00 – 7:20 Sing Texas!
7:30 – 7:50 TWU Holiday Sign Choir
UNT on the Square
6:00 – 7:30 Seasonal Music by UNT College of Music Students