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2017-11-22 - The Capital City’s Annual Christmas Parade is on November 25

The City of Charlottetown's 19th annual Christmas Parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. The parade is a fun-filled evening event with festive lights and music.

The parade begins at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing on Grafton Street to West Street. The parade will end at the Provincial Government Building parking lot.

In order to accommodate the parade, the following streets will be closed to traffic from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or until the conclusion of the event) with no parking permitted from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on November 25:

• University Avenue from Enman Crescent to Euston Street;
• Great George Street from Euston Street to Grafton Street;
• Grafton Street from Prince Street to West Street;
• West Street from Grafton Street to Kent Street;
• Kent Street from West Street to Terry Fox Drive;

Anyone parked on the above mentioned streets after 4 p.m. on November 25 risks being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., non-perishable donations will be collected for the Food Bank along the parade route. Canada Post representatives will also be collecting letters to Santa Claus. As in previous years, parents/guardians are asked to keep their children safely off of the street during the parade.

Individuals who are looking to attend events at the University of Prince Edward Island from 4 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. must enter the University via the Belvedere Avenue entrance and park in Parking Lot A or B. Traffic flow on the campus Perimeter Road will be restricted from 4 p.m. until the parade lineup has reached University Avenue and parking lots with access points along the Perimeter Road will not be accessible with vehicles. Those requiring disabled parking and having the appropriate identification as well as those seeking emergency access to the Atlantic Veterinary College will be exempt from this restriction.

A pre-parade party will be held at the Confederation Court Mall (134 Kent Street) from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, and free antler hats (while supplies last). After the parade, participants are invited to drop into the Charlottetown Mall (670 University Avenue) from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to visit with Santa Claus.

This year, the Charlottetown Christmas Parade coincides with the Victorian Christmas Weekend taking place November 24 – 26 in downtown Charlottetown. The weekend includes: an open-air Victorian Christmas market, carolers, horse and wagon rides, yuletide concerts, and much more! The Confederation Court Mall will have a warm-up station in the food court for those attending the Victorian Christmas Market. For more information and to view a full schedule of events, visit: www.DiscoverCharlottetown.com/Victorian

For more information about the Charlottetown Christmas Parade visit www.charlottetown.ca or call 902-566-5548.

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Attached is the parade route map as a PDF and Jpg. Please feel free to publish it and/or share it with your networks.


Backgrounder:
The annual Christmas Parade is one of many events included in the City of Charlottetown's annual Wintertide Holiday Festival.  The events are a collection of seasonal celebrations and recreational activities taking place from November 2017 until January 2018. The events are coordinated by the City of Charlottetown, community organizations, groups and residents. The festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky through thousands of lights in the Capital region.

Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Read more: ChristmasParadeRoute.pdf

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