December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm UTC Timezone
City Hall Plaza
1500 Marilla St. Dallas 75201
Genesis Gavino

City of Dallas is hosting their annual Deck the Plaza tree lightening event. This free event includes live performances, guest speakers, amplified sound, face painting, caroling, the lighting of City Hall Plaza and the Holiday Tree, Santa, a trackless train, food trucks and outdoor activities. Food and beverage (nonalcoholic) will be provided and sold. Outdoor amplified sound must cease by 10 p.m. Horse Drawn Carriage ride route: Travels with the flow of vehicular traffic. Load in and out on Akard Street (near flag Pole): left on Young Street, U-turn at Griffin Street and Young Street; pause at Pioneer Plaza immediately after U-turn (2-3 minutes) to listen to Carolers, right on Marilla Street, left on Akard Street back to start. The following meters will be hooded from 12 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.: Young Street, Browder Street, and the Horseshoe. Setup begins 8 a.m. on December 1 with the erection of a 50” Holiday Tree, three – 8’x8’ ornaments and installation of lights on City Hall Plaza trees and the erection of the BMW Marathon stage platform on Wednesday. Setup begins at 8 a.m. on December 6 with the erection of tents (ten – 10’x10’), tables, chairs, five hot chocolate stations with tents covers, the build of the snow hill and snow play area, a Santa kiosk and a portable generator. Teardown will be complete by 11 p.m. Street closure apparatus will be removed by 9:15 p.m.


Street Name From To # of Lanes Start Time End Time Use
Akard Street Canton Street Young Street Full Closure 4:00 PM 11:00 PM Staging Start/ Finish
Browder Street Young Street Canton SB Lane 4:00 PM 11:00 PM Staging – snow equip.
City Hall Horseshoe Browder Street Akard Street Full Closure 3:00 PM 9:00 PM VIP parking
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