FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: CSO Danielle Cason, 760.839.4792
The 61st Annual Escondido Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Escondido Jaycees, will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade will start at Escondido High School on Broadway and will continue south on Broadway to Grape Day Park at Woodward Avenue.
The Escondido Police Department wishes to remind all motorists to plan an alternate route for traveling through Escondido on Saturday, December 10, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Broadway will be closed to all traffic from Rincon Ave. north of Escondido High School, south along the parade route to E. Valley Parkway, including all intersections and driveways along the parade route. Motorists wishing to bypass the parade route should use Valley Parkway from the south and Rincon to Country Club Lane from the north. Also, eastbound SR 78 will be closed to through traffic onto Broadway (traffic will be allowed to go north or south on I-15 and Centre City Parkway) and westbound SR 78 will be closed from Ash St. Centre City Parkway will be open to north and southbound traffic.
The Escondido City Hall and California Center for the Arts, Escondido parking lots will be closed to the public. These lots are reserved for parade personnel.
For further traffic information, contact CSO Danielle Cason, Escondido Police Traffic Division, at (760) 839-4792. For parade information, you can contact the Escondido Jaycees via the internet at www.escondidojaycees.org.
Lt. T. Albergo
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