With the downtown Christmas Parade comes road closures around the Public Square.
Mayor Tom DeBaun announced the road closures for Friday’s holiday celebration which will also include the Mistletoe Market.
At noon Friday, E. Washington St. from Harrison to Pike St. and W. Washington St. from Harrison to Union St. will be closed to begin preparations for the event.
At 3 p.m., Harrison St. will be closed from Franklin St. to Jackson St. which will eliminate direct access to the Public Square.
At 5 p.m., the Harrison St. closure through downtown will extend from Broadway to Harrison St. and the closure along W. Washington St. from Harrison will be extended to Tompkins St.
At 6 p.m., the Harrison St. closure will extend from Mechanic St. to Broadway.
The Mistletoe Market opens at 5 p.m. in downtown Shelbyville and runs through 8 p.m.
For more holiday celebration information, go to https://shelbycountypost.com/local-news/663640
The Christmas Parade starts at 7 p.m. and will run the traditional route from the Porter Center in to downtown Shelbyville and turn left on W. Washington St.
Santa will exit the parade in downtown Shelbyville, assist with turning on the holiday lights, and then head to his house located in the southwest quadrant of the Public Square to visit with children about their Christmas wishes.
The large turnout for the 2021 holiday celebration prompted safety concerns along this year’s parade route. The city is asking all parade attendees to stay back on sidewalks.
There will be barricades this year along the turn point from Harrison to W. Washington St. to keep people safely away from the large vehicles in the parade.
We think it will be clearly marked,” said DeBaun in the meeting Tuesday at City Hall. “We have about 30 barricades and about 10 more if needed. I think it will be a much better situation.”
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