BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The City of Boca Raton’s annual holiday street parade gets underway at 7:30 p.m. tonight, but expect road closures in the area of Federal Highway and Glades Road starting around 5 p.m.
We are publishing the official announcements from the City of Boca Raton which perfectly explain everything that you need to know if you plan to go — or plan to try to circumvent what will be going on.
The 50th Annual Holiday Street Parade will feature more than 70 festive floats, community groups, and bands that will bring groovy 70’s music, song, decorations and dance for the entire community to enjoy along Federal Highway in Downtown Boca.
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 7:30PM – 9PM
Location: Parade route begins at Federal Highway & SE 5th Street, traveling north to NE 8th Street. Parade Route Map.
Weather: The parade will proceed rain or shine.
Public Viewing Area: All along the parade route. Spectators must be on the sidewalk or median, and not in the street where parade will be traveling. Wheelchair accessible viewing areas can be located on the Parade Route Map.
Food Vendors: Food for purchase will be available along the parade route, see the Parade Route Map for locations. Downtown Boca also features many restaurants along and near Federal Highway.
Restrooms: Portable restrooms will be located along Federal Highway and near the viewing stands at Sanborn Square (72 N. Federal Highway). See Parade Route Map for all locations.
Have a Question or Need Assistance?: Ask a City staff member. They will be in red “EVENT STAFF” shirts and can help you throughout the event.
PARKING, TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
Road Closure: Arrive Early! Remember, Federal Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic from Glades Road going south to Camino Real starting at 5pm to approximately 11pm.
Where to Park?
Free and ample parking available at:
City Hall: 201 W. Palmetto Park Road
Building Administration: 200 NW 2nd Avenue
Limited parking available at the Downtown Public Library: 400 NW 2nd Avenue
All metered parking spaces downtown will be available for FREE PARKING the night of the parade. Please note that all side streets along the parade route from Dixie Highway to Federal Highway will be blocked off.
Bicyclists: Bike racks are available in front of City Hall. Be sure to wear reflective clothing and add reflective material to your bike for safety.
See Tracks? Think Train: For those walking to and from the event, look and listen before crossing any train tracks.
Charge While You Attend: Electric car charging stations are available at City Hall and the Downtown Library.
Plan Ahead: Whether you are utilizing a shared ride program or driving your car to the event, leave early and plan ahead in order to arrive to the event safely and on time.
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