Road closures and detours will be in place Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6 for the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade in downtown Lexington, Chief Terrence Green reminded travelers Thursday. …
Road closures and detours will be in place Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6 for the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade in downtown Lexington, Chief Terrence Green reminded travelers Thursday.
The road closures and detours will begin at 1 pm with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street. Additional closures include Haygood Avenue and part of Meetze Street to allow those involved in the parade to stage and prepare their floats.
The Lexington County Extension Office parking lot, located at 605 West Main Street, will also be closed throughout the day for float setup and staging.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, attendees of the Christmas Parade are asked to consider wearing a face covering and to social distance from others. Those in the parade will not be allowed to hand out candy or other items to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Christmas Parade will use the route of Haygood Avenue to West Main Street/US 1 to
North Lake Drive/SC 6. Best viewing of this parade will be along West Main Street from Haygood Avenue to the intersection of Main Street at Lake Drive.
To prepare for the 3 pm start of the Christmas Parade, West Main Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Lake Drive, East Main Street at Harmon Street, North Lake Drive at Dreher Street and South Lake Drive at Fort Street, will close at 2:45 pm. All traffic will be detoured around the parade route until the event is complete.
The main roadway detours will re-open at approximately 4:30 pm while West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to South Church Street, will continue to stay closed until all parade floats and participants have been cleared from the roadway.
It is advised that attendees arrive early to find a parking space and seating along the parade route as this is always a well-attended event. Please find parking in public parking lots near the event as those who park in private business parking lots take the risk of being towed from the property at the owner’s expense.
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