St Augustine Public Affairs representative Paul Williamson informed Historic City News that Saturday, December 3, would be a busy day in downtown St. Augustine with several events that will necessitate the closing of some streets and detours of traffic.
The public is advised to avoid these areas unless attending the events.
The St. Augustine Christmas Parade
Start time: 10:00 a.m. Finish time: 11:30 a.m. (approximately)
Expect congestion along San Marco Ave. south of May St. after 7:30 a.m.
Start at the Mission Nombre de Dios, then 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 Route starting at approximately 9:15 a.m.
• King St. will be two-way
• Eastbound on King St. will turn south on Avenida Menendez or cross Bridge of Lions
• Westbound across 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.
The British Nightwatch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. Finish time: 9:00 p.m. (approximately)
Parade Route (walking)
Start at Government House; circle Plaza (King St., Charlotte St., Cathedral Place); north on St. George St.; west on Cuna St.; north on Spanish St.; east on Orange St. to City Gate; south on St. George St. to Government House.
Street closure and traffic interruptions
St. George St. between Cathedral Pl. and King St. will be closed during the event.
Intermittent traffic interruptions will be necessary on Cathedral Pl. and King Street near the Plaza and on Orange St. near the City Gate.
Pedestrian traffic around the Plaza will be heavy throughout the event and along the parade route. Public is advised to avoid the area unless involved with the parade.