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2015-11-26 - The Capital City’s Annual Christmas Parade is on November 28

The City of Charlottetown's 17th annual Christmas Parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 28. The parade is a fun-filled evening event with festive lights and music.

The parade leaves the UPEI campus on University Avenue and travels to Grafton Street. It turns right on Grafton, then right on West Street. It will end at the Provincial Government building parking lot.

In order to accommodate the parade, the following streets will be closed to traffic from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or until the conclusion of the event) with no parking permitted from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on November 28:

• University Avenue from Enman Crescent to Euston Street;
• Great George Street from Euston Street to Grafton Street;
• Grafton Street from Prince Street to West Street;
• West Street from Grafton Street to Kent Street;
• Kent Street from West Street to Terry Fox Drive;

Anyone parked on the above mentioned streets after 4 p.m. on November 28 will have to wait until after the parade is over to move their vehicles.
In case of extremely bad weather, an announcement regarding the parade will be made on local radio stations the day of the parade.  Questions about the parade can be directed to the City of Charlottetown Tourism Department at: 902-629-4117 or 902-629-4138 or by visiting the City’s website at: www.charlottetown.ca

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Backgrounder:
The annual Christmas Parade is one of many events included in the City of Charlottetown's annual Wintertide Holiday Festival.  The events are a collection of seasonal celebrations and recreational activities taking place from November 2015 until January 2016. The events are coordinated by the City of Charlottetown, community organizations, groups and residents. The festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky through the thousands of lights presented in seasonally themed displays in the Capital region.

Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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