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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Ocala Christmas Parade returns next weekend, road closures and detours announced

The Ocala Christmas Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and the City of Ocala has provided a list of the road closures and detours that will be effective on the day of the festive event.

The following road closure will be in effect on Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • SE 25th Avenue, from E Fort King Street to SE 14th Street.

Detour routes:

  • NE 25th Avenue (southbound) – E Fort King Street to SE 22nd Avenue to SE 14th Street, back to SE 25th Avenue.
  • SE 25th Avenue (northbound) – SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue to E Fort King Street to NE 36th Avenue to State Road 40 to State Road 492, back to NE 25th Avenue.

The following road closures will be in effect on Saturday, December 10, from 3 p.m. to midnight:

  • State Road 40, from NE 3rd Street to N Pine Avenue/US 441.
  • SE/NE 25th Avenue, from SE 14th Street to State Road 492.
  • E Fort King Street, from SE 30th Avenue to SE 22nd Avenue.
  • NE 8th Avenue, from State Road 40 to NE 14th Street/State Road 492.

Detour routes:

  • State Road 40 (eastbound) – US 441 to NW/NE 14th Street/State Road 492, back to State Road 40.
  • State Road 40 (westbound) – NE 3rd Street to NE 25th Avenue to State Road 492 to US 441, back to State Road 40.
  • SE/NE 25th Avenue (northbound) – SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue to E Fort King Street to NE 36th Avenue to State Road 40, back to NE 25th Avenue.
  • NE/SE 25th Avenue (southbound) – State Road 492 to NE 36th Avenue to E Fort King Street to SE 30th Avenue to SE 14th Street, back to SE 25th Avenue.
  • E Fort King Street (westbound) – SE 30th Avenue to SE 14th Street to SE 22nd Avenue, back to E Fort King Street.
  • E Fort King Street (eastbound) – SE 22nd Avenue to SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue, back to E Fort King Street.
  • NE 8th Avenue (southbound) – State Road 492 to US 441 to State Road 40 (westbound) or State Road 492 to State Road 40 (eastbound).

On Saturday, December 10, there may be other minor road closures as determined by the Ocala Police Department.

Any chairs placed along the parade route prior to Wednesday, December 7 will be removed by the City of Ocala Public Works Department. This policy is in place as a precaution to prevent chairs from interfering with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, according to the city.

To retrieve chairs that have been removed by the Public Works Department, please call 352-351-6733 to schedule a time to pick them up.

For more information regarding these road closures, please contact the City of Ocala Public Works Department at 352-351-6733.

For more information about the Ocala Christmas Parade, please contact the Friends of the Christmas Parade via email at: [email protected].