Alani Rondon dances during the Lights All Night festival at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, on Dec. 26, 2014. 

Alani Rondon dances during the Lights All Night festival at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, on Dec. 26, 2014. 

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So you have your tickets to the Lights All Night music festival in Dallas. You've picked out the perfect, albeit revealing, outfit and lined up your best kandy to trade with other attendees. If you're from out of town, you have your hotel lined up too -- for better or for worse.

Lights All Night announced a last-minute venue change at the beginning of December, moving the event to Dallas Market Hall on Stemmons Freeway outside of the city's downtown. The news came to the chagrin of many outspoken people on social media, who had already booked hotels walking distance from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the previously announced venue. 

What are the best ways to get from downtown to Dallas Market Hall without driving? See how you can utilize (free!) public transportation as well as on-demand car services below.

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DART trains

Dallas Market Hall is nearest to the Market Center Station, which is accessible via the Orange and Green DART lines. Riders can hop on both lines at any of the stations in downtown Dallas, including Pearl/Arts District, St. Paul, Akard, and West End stations.

After disembarking from the train at Market Center Station, the venue is about a mile walk (10-15 minutes). Though Harry Hines Boulevard, on which the station is located, is known as a questionable area, the area's crime stats don't reflect that. There was one theft near the station on Dec. 2, according the Dallas Police crime map. However, it's generally not a bad idea to to travel in groups.

Attendees can ride for free on Dec. 31 after 6 p.m. DART has partnered with MillerCoors and Andrews Distributing to waive all transportation fees.

Trains and buses will also run late Dec. 31, until 2:30 a.m. To find out the extended schedule call 214-979-1111 when you are preparing to depart. (Unfortunately, specific times will not be listed on the DART website.) Note: All public transportation operates on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 1 and tickets will cost $2.50-$5.

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DART buses

Dallas Market Hall is on the route for bus No. 049, which has several stops in downtown. Disembark at the IH 35 at Market Center stop. The bus may be quicker than the train depending on your departure time, but the best way to figure out when and where to catch it is to use Google maps. (I have lived in Dallas and used public transit here for almost a decade, and still haven't figured out the ins and outs of the bus system without my trusty pal Google.)

After disembarking at the stop, it's about a five-minute walk to the venue. Just head south down the Stemmons Freeway access road.

Attendees can ride for free on Dec. 31 after 6 p.m. DART has partnered with MillerCoors and Andrews Distributing to waive all transportation fees.

Trains and buses will also run late Dec. 31, until 2:30 a.m. To find out the extended schedule call 214-979-1111 when you are preparing to depart. (Unfortunately, specific times will not be listed on the DART website.) Note: All public transportation operates on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 1 and tickets will cost $2.50-$5.

Uber/Lyft

Both Uber and Lyft on-demand car services operate in Dallas, though expect them to be busy on New Year's Eve.

First time app users can enter the code LAN2016 for a $10 credit to use on their first two rides. Riders can also use MILLERTIME to get their first ride free up to $20 as part of the company's free ride initiative. 

Taxis

Taxis are also available throughout the city, though I'd suggest them as a last resort. Some of the most popular cab companies in Dallas are Yellow Cab and Alamo Cab Service.

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