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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Frederick Police Announce Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Kris Kringle Parade

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The Frederick Police Department would like to inform the public of anticipated road closures and parking restrictions associated with the annual Kris Kringle Parade scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2023. The festivities are expected to bring joy and celebration to downtown Frederick, but drivers and residents are advised to plan accordingly as there will be significant traffic delays. 

Event Details:

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.
Parade to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Procession Route: The procession route goes from the corner of South Carroll Street to East Patrick Street, turns right onto N. Market Street, and then turns left onto West Second Street, ending at Baker Park.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions: 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

  • S. Carroll Street (E. South to E. Patrick)
    - Road Closure: 5:00 p.m. until Procession passes

    - Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • E. All Saints Street (S. Carroll to S. East)
    - Open to parade traffic only from 5:00 p.m. until Procession passes
    - Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • E. Patrick Street (Carroll to Market)
    - Road Closure: 6:30 p.m. until Procession passes
    Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • N. Market Street (Patrick to 2nd Street)
    - Road Closure: 6:30 p.m. until Procession passes
    Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • S. Market Street (Patrick to Carroll Creek Way)
    - Road Closure: 6:30 p.m. until Procession passes
    - Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • W. 2nd Street (Market to College Ave) 
    - Road Closure: 6:30 p.m. until Procession passes
    - Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.
  • Memorial Parkway (Calvary Dr to W. 2nd)
    - Road Closure: 6:30 p.m. until Procession passes
    -Parking restrictions on both sides until 9:00 p.m.

 No Parking/Driving 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

  • E. All Saints Street (S. Market to S. Carroll Streets) 
  • Commerce Street (Carroll to East Streets)

Alternative Parking Options:

If you plan to attend the parade, it is recommended you utilize the downtown parking garages located at:

  • 138 W. Patrick St.
  • 2 S. Court St.
  • 17 E. Church St.
  • 44 E. Patrick St.
  • 125 E. All Saints St.

The Frederick Police Department appreciates the public's understanding and cooperation during this event. We encourage everyone to plan ahead, use alternative routes, and enjoy the Kris Kringle Parade responsibly.

For further inquiries, please contact the Frederick Police Department's Public Information Officer Samantha Long at slong@frederickmdpolice.org or visit Celebrate Frederick for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.

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