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Santa waves to the crowd from his sleigh during last year's Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.
Sarasota Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 4 years ago

WEEKEND BEST BET: Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade


The downtown Sarasota Holiday parade kicks off the holiday season at 7 p.m tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7, as lighted floats, high school marching bands and, of course, Santa Claus travel west on Main Street from U.S. 301 to Bayfront Drive.

This year’s parade theme is a “Salute to Veterans,” so attendees are asked to don their patriotic attire (don’t forget to include to some holiday cheer).

Plan to arrive at least an hour early if you want to find parking. Parking is available at the Palm Avenue Garage and any streets not included in the following street closures:

noon – Main Street will be closed from U.S. 301 to School Avenue
5 p.m. – Main Street will be closed from U.S. 301 to U.S. 41; Gulfstream Avenue closed from U.S. 41 to Church of the Redeemer (222 South Palm Ave.); U.S. 301 will be closed between Fruitville Road and Ringling Boulevard.
6:30 p.m. – Hollywood 20 garage will be closed. Main Street will be completely shut down.

Roads will re-open once the end of the parade reaches a two-block distance from each road closure.

Towing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Vehicles not removed by the posted time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

For information on towed vehicles, please contact Upman’s Towing at 365-7084.


View Holiday Parade Street Closures in a larger map

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