Cranbrook’s 49th annual Santa Claus Parade will temporarily affect vehicle traffic, BC Transit services and downtown parking when the parade hits the streets on Saturday, November 30th.

The Santa Claus Parade is set to start along Baker Street at 5:30 pm, continuing on from 8th Avenue South to Western Financial Place. Santa’s Winter Block Party will then be held at Western Financial Place with low-level fireworks and more than 80 vendors as part of a special holiday market put together by the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market.

As a result of festivities, the City of Cranbrook will be blocking off traffic from 8th Avenue South to 1st Street South including 9th Avenue South between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm to allow room for the parade route.

“There will be no parking allowed along the parade route beginning Saturday afternoon,” added the City of Cranbrook. “Please respect all signage in place to keep the parade route open for floats and for those attending the parade.”

All BC Transit routes will operate as normal until 5:15 pm so residents can get downtown ahead of the parade, with service resuming as normal at 6:30 pm upon the parade’s conclusion.

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