Rider Insider: Ride DART to holiday events this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

• Ride the DART Rail Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station Friday night for Candlelight Christmas in Downtown Carrollton. The event takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a tree lighting at the Gazebo, carolers in period costume, karaoke in the Gazebo with prizes, Cookie Exchange and drinks (hot chocolate, hot cider or maybe even Christmas wine) by stores, judging and awarding of prizes for the winner of “Most Festive Storefront” and “Best Lit Storefront”. Information: www.historicdowntowncarrollton.com.

• Ride DART Bus Route 400 to Richardson Saturday for the Richardson Christmas Parade. The parade celebrates with “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade, produced by the City of Richardson, will have over 100 entries including floats, marching units and bands representing civic clubs, schools, churches, Homeowner’s Associations, area businesses and 2014 Corporate Challenge Teams. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will travel along Plano Road from the Sears at Richardson Square (201 S. Plano Rd.) to Apollo Road, turning right on Apollo and disbanding at the Huffhines Park Ballfield Parking lot. Information:www.cor.net.

Find more events like the Christmas on the Square in Downtown Carrollton or the Irving Holiday Extravaganza on our Rider Insider Online Calendar or in the brochures found on DART light rail vehicles or buses.

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