General Event Info

Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the 26th Annual Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, December 5th, 2014 on Denton’s Historic Square.
  • Photos with Santa ($7) , Horse Drawn Wagon rides ($5, under 2 free), and great food from local vendors are available for a small fee.
  • Free parking is available at the Wells Fargo Bank and The Denton County Historical Park 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 “Candycane”!
  • 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.




Toy Drive


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. Toy drop-offs will be at the southeast corner of the Square.

More Toy Drive Info


Become a Vendor

Would you like to be a Vendor at this year’s Denton Holiday Lighting Festival? Apply now! Applications must be received by October 25 in order to be considered. Preference is given to verified Non-Profits, limited availability.

Vendor Application

Perform at the Event

Attention musicians, dancers and performance groups: apply to perform at this year’s festival on Friday, December 5, 2014! Applications must be received by October 25 in order to be considered.

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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 at 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 Historic Square for the event.

A-Train Schedule

2014 Event Schedule


Festival Stage (Hickory and Locust)

5:30

Denton Community Band


 5:45

Greetings from Dignitaries


6:00

Tree Lighting


6:00 – 6:20

Denton Community Band


6:30 – 6:50

TBA


7:00 – 7:20

TBA


7:30 – 7:50

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Performance Stage (Main Stage)

6:30 – 6:50

TBA


7:00 – 7:20

TBA


8:00 – 9:30

TBA


Dancing in the Streets Performance Area (Locust and Oak)

6:00 – 6:20

TBA


6:30 – 6:50

TBA


7:00 – 7:20

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7:30 – 7:50

TBA


UNT on the Square

6:00 – 7:30

TBA


Wells Fargo Lobby

6:00 – 6:20

TBA


6:30 – 6:50

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7:00 – 7:20

TBA


7:30 – 7:50

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Commissioners Courtroom

6:00 – 6:20

TBA


6:30 – 6:50

TBA


7:00 – 7:20

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7:30 – 7:50

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Location

The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival is held on Denton County’s Historic Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn located at 110 West Hickory Street.

Downloadable Map

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