Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 1:08 PM

Traffic Interruptions: Annual Downtown Christmas Parade

Various locations, downtown St. John's
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The City of St. John's encourages residents to take advantage of the park and ride shuttle service as there are a number of temporary traffic and parking restrictions in effect in the City of St. John’s on Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013 for the Downtown Christmas Parade (alternate date: Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013).

Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Parade 
A park and ride shuttle service will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. from the Confederation Building to Bannerman Road and from the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Building on Captain Whelan Drive (at Columbus Drive) to the Mile One Centre.  For more information about the shuttle service you can call the Metrobus Ride Guide at 722-9400 or check out their website at

Dora the Explorer at Mile One
Ticket holders for the 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dora the Explorer shows at Mile One can also use the shuttle service to Mile One from the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Building. There will be no service for the 4 p.m. show.

Parade Route
Starts at 12 p.m. noon at the Johnson Building Parking Lot
Plymouth Road
Duckworth Street
Prescott Street
Water Street
Parade ends on Springdale Street – Please note this is a change from previous parades.

Road Closures       
Duckworth Street – Temperance Street to Church Hill – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Water Street – Prescott Street to Hamilton Avenue – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Empire Avenue - Forest Road to Quidi Vidi Road – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Factory Lane – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Road - Kings Bridge Road to Empire Avenue – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cavendish Square/Ordnance Street – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Prescott Street - Gower Street to Water Street – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Queen Street – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George Street – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Waldegrave Street – 11 to 3 p.m.
Springdale Street – Water Street to New Gower Street – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George Street West – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No Parking - Tow Away - in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Factory Lane - both sides
Plymouth Road - both sides
Duckworth Street - both sides Cavendish Square to Prescott Street
Prescott Street - both sides Gower Street to Water Street
Water Street - both sides Prescott Street to Springdale Street
Circular Road – north side Monkstown Road to Kings Bridge Road/Empire Avenue
Bannerman Road – west side

Any vehicles parked in these areas, or anywhere else that obstructs a roadway or driveway, will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Viewing Area and Parking for Persons with Impaired Mobility Permits
A designated viewing area will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the Post Office on Water Street, with parking for persons with impaired mobility parking permits on George Street between Queen Street and Adelaide Street.

For more information on the Parade please call the Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade hotline at SANTA-HI (726-8244) or check out their website at

For further information about the road closures and parking restrictions please contact Access St. John’s at 311 or (709) 754-CITY (2489).