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November 17, 2005
Take a jolly ride to holiday parades
Kick-off the holiday season this December 3 by parking your sleigh and hopping aboard DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to see amazing colorful floats at any of the following parades taking place near a DART or TRE Station:
To plan your trip, use the online DART Trip Planner at www.DART.org or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111. Trinity Railway Express information is available at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.
- The annual Plano Christmas Parade features holiday floats galore, high school bands and cheerleaders, city mascots and more. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at Williams High School and weaves through downtown Plano. Information: 972-424-4714, or www.planochristmasparade2005.com. Ride the DART Rail Red Line to Downtown Plano Station.
- Unwrap the joy this holiday season in downtown Dallas with the 18th annual Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade, benefiting Children's Medical Center Dallas. The fun begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Commerce and Austin streets and continues east on Commerce to Harwood. The parade then goes south on Harwood, west on Young and south on Ervay through City Hall Plaza and finishes at Akard Street. The free, nationally televised parade is sure to delight both the young and the young at heart with familiar songs, colorful floats and giant inflatable balloons overhead. Information: www.childrensparade.com. Take DART Rail to St. Paul, Akard, West End or Union stations.
- The TRE is your connection to the Irving Downtown Association's 19th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade. Starting at 4 p.m., the parade begins and ends on Rock Island Road behind City Hall, followed by a "Celebration in the Park" immediately after the parade in Heritage Park at Main and 2nd. The festivities include caroling, a petting zoo and children activities. Kids, don't forget to visit Santa and stick around for the lighting of the Heritage Park Christmas Tree at 6 p.m. Ride the TRE to South Irving Station.
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