Street closures scheduled Saturday for Holiday Parade of Lights & Red Nose Run

By Meghan Groff

The Halifax Regional Municipality expects thousands to line the route for Saturday night's 22nd annual Holiday Parade of Lights.

Drivers can expect significant crowds and road closures starting at 4:30 p.m. in the downtown core.

There will be no parking along the parade route (see below), including at metres, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Those planning on attending are asked to consider taking transit as traffic will be heavy and parking will be limited.

Halifax Transit ferry service between Alderney and Halifax will run every 15-minutes between 3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and is free, although passengers are encouraged to make a donation to the Parker Street Food Bank.

Buses that normally run on streets that have to be shut down will be detoured

The Red Nose Run, a QEII Foundation fundraiser, will start at around 6 p.m. followed immediately by the parade.

The approximately 2.5 kilometre route starts at Upper Water Street south of the CFB Halifax Dockyard, heads down Barrington, goes right onto Spring Garden, left on Spring Park Road, then onto University where it ends just past the IWK at Robie Street, it's expected to take 2 hours for floats to go from the start to the finish.



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