In the City of St. Cloud there will be some streets downtown and near the lakefront that will be closed this weekend, but it’s for an awesomely festive reason.

Traffic will be closed or redirected on some streets beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade, presented by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, through downtown.

The parade starts at 10 a.m., ends around noon, and streets will go back to normal shortly after that.
You’ll be rerouted if you try to turn north (toward the lake) from 13th Street/U.S. 192 onto Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York avenues.

Streets that will close include:
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania avenues between 13th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard;
New York Avenue, from 8th to 13th Street;
Lakeshore Boulevard, from Wisconsin to Michigan avenues;
10th Street, from Kentucky to Florida Avenue. It will stay closed Saturday and through 5 p.m. Sunday for the annual Craft Fair.

For more parade information visit: or call 407-892-3671.