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Christmas City Parade route, parking availability announced

The Christmas City of the North Parade will begin at 6:25 p.m. on Friday, November 18th.

Parade Route:

Floats will begin lining up at 4 p.m. on London Road between 10th Avenue East and 17th Avenue East.  

The parade will travel down Superior Street, beginning at 9th Avenue East and ending at 4th Avenue West.

Following the end of the parade, marching bands will be sent to Michigan Street, and floats sent to 5th Avenue West.

Road Closures:

Beginning at 4 p.m., London Road will close to traffic from 10th Avenue East to 14th Avenue East.

Superior Street and Michigan Street will close at 5:45 p.m.

Also beginning at 5:45, vehicles won't be allowed to exit Michigan Street lots and ramps, and will be sent to the 5th Avenue West off ramp.

Parking:
10 a.m.:  No parking at the meters in front of Pickwick on the east side of Superior Street.

Noon: No parking on the upper side of Fitger's Inn.

3 p.m.: No parking allowed on both sides of London Road from 10th Avenue East to 14th Avenue East, and the upper side of London Road from 14th Avenue East to 17th Avenue East, 12th and 13th Avenue East from London Road to Superior Street, Jefferson Street from 13th Avenue to 14th Avenue East, and the Rose Garden Parking lot.

4 p.m.: No parking on Michigan Street from 5th Avenue West to 4th Avenue West.

5 p.m.: No parking on Superior Street from 10th Avenue East to 5th Avenue West

Bus Routes:

DTA buses will use First Street for Westbound routes and 2nd Street for Eastbound runs.  Jefferson bus lines will be allowed to access the Duluth Transportation Center on Michigan Street.

Detours:

East bound traffic on Superior Street will be sent to 2nd Street at 6th Avenue West.  Westbound traffic will be detoured up 14th Avenue East from London Road, and up 10th Avenue East from Superior Street to continue west on First Street.  Lake Avenue will be blocked off beginning at First Street and at the freeway ramps on the Lake Avenue viaduct.  Anyone wishing to travel to Canal Park, Park Point and the DECC will be sent down Fifth Avenue West to the connector to Railroad Street, and from the highway exits onto Fifth Avenue West and South Lake Avenue.

St. Luke's Hospital:

Eastbound traffic will take First Street to the hospital, and can use the parking ramp on the lower side of First Street between 10th to 12th Avenues East or the Emergency Department on the upper side of First Street between 10th and 9th Avenues East.

Westbound traffic will take Second Street East to 10th Avenue East, turn down to First Street, and turn right to the Emergency Department entrance on the upper side of First Street.  

In order to reach the parking ramp, take Second Street East to 12th Avenue East, turn down to First Street, and take a right into the ramp on the lower side of First Street.

Suggested Parade Parking:

Free parade parking will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. for ramps at the following locations:

  • Shoppers Auto Park at 18 North Second Avenue West
  • Fourth Avenue Auto Lot at 402 West Michigan Street
  • US Bank Ramp at 230 West Michigan Street
  • Tech Village Ramp at 10 East First Street
  • 1st and 1st Lot at 123 East First Street
  • Medical District Ramp at 302 East First Street
  • Fitger's at 600 E. Superior Street
  • Phoenix Parking Lot- at 98 North 4th Avenue West
  • St. Luke's Hospital Ramp at 1020 East First Street
  • St. Luke's Employee Parking Lot at 119 N. 12th Ave East

Traffic in the downtown area should return to normal starting at 8:30 p.m.

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