Tomorrow, December 4th, will see two annual events which Historic City News can attest draws thousands to the heart of the downtown historic district and San Marco Avenue — the St. Augustine Christmas Parade and the British Night Watch.
Both of these events will necessitate some road closures and traffic detours.
The St. Augustine Christmas Parade
10:00am to 11:30am (approximately)
From the Mission Nombre de Dios
South on San Marco Ave., S. Castillo Dr., and Avenida Menendez
West on Cathedral Pl.
North on Cordova St. to end at Visitors Information Center
Detour starting at approximately 9:15am
King St. will be two-way
Eastbound on King St. will turn south on Avenida Menendez or cross Bridge of Lions
Westbound from the Bridge of Lions will proceed westbound on King Street
Northbound on Avenida Menendez will turn west on King St.
Southbound on San Marco Ave. will turn west on San Carlos to U. S. 1.
Traffic along San Marco Ave. south of May St. will be very congested after 7:30am.
The British Night Watch
7:30pm to 9:00pm (approximately)
West on King Street to St. George St., then South on St. George Street, to left on Cadiz, left onto Aviles, then North to King Street crossing King and circling the Plaza via Charlotte and Cathedral
North on St. George Street
West on Hypolita St.
North on Spanish St.
East on Orange St. to City Gate
South on St. George St. to Government House.
Street closures and congested area
St. George St. between Cathedral Place and King St. will be closed during the event. Intermittent traffic interruptions will be necessary on Aviles St., Cathedral Place and King St. in the vicinity of the Plaza, and on Orange St. in the vicinity of the City Gate. Pedestrian traffic around the Plaza will be heavy throughout the event and along the parade route.
Photo credits: © 2010 Historic City News staff photographer