At the Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth, tradition was on full display with wounded officer Matt Pearce serving as Grand Marshal.
Marching bands from Lake Worth HS, Benbrook HS and FWISD filled the streets with holiday music. Motorcycle clubs and even DeLorean Back to the Future cars were all dressed in layers of lights.
Nearly 150 floats filled the streets, and every block overflowed with spectators of all ages. Some kids were hoisted high by the parents while others snuggled on the sidewalks.