City of Reading unveils Holiday Parade traffic plan

The City of Reading is gearing up for a festive holiday season, with the much-anticipated Holiday Parade set to take place on Saturday, November 18th, at 10 am along Penn Street. Find details of the parade here: Penn Street to transform into a Winter Wonderland for 2023 Reading Holiday Parade.

The following comprehensive traffic plan is in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees:

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No Parking Signs will be posted on Friday, November 17th, along the following routes:

• 200 through 1000 blocks of Penn St.
• 000 block S. 2nd St.
• 000 block N. 2nd St.
• 200 block Cherry St.
• 000 block S. 11th St.
• 000 block N. 11th St.
• 1100 block Perkiomen Ave.
• 1000 block Court St. between Mulberry St. and N. 11th St.

Motorists are advised to relocate their vehicles by 6:00 am on Saturday, as traffic enforcement and towing will commence promptly at 6:30 am.

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At 7:00 am, traffic through City Park will be closed to all except parade participants. The following streets will be temporarily closed to traffic:

• Rose Garden Rd. in City Park
• 1100 block of Washington St.
• 1100 block Perkiomen Ave.
• 1000 block Court St. between Mulberry St. and N. 11th St.
• 200 to 1000 blocks of Penn St.
• 11th St. between Cherry St. and Washington St.
• 5th St. between Cherry St. and Court St.
• 200 block Cherry St.
• 000 block S. 2nd St.
• 100 block Franklin St.

For those entering the city via the Penn St. bridge, a detour will be in place, directing vehicles to turn left onto N. 2nd St. and then right onto Court St.

While 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th St. will remain open for north and southbound traffic across Penn St., intersections manned by police officers will facilitate crossings during parade breaks. However, no turns onto Penn St. will be permitted during the event.

Mayor Eddie Morán encourages residents and visitors to join in on the holiday fun and
enjoy the festivities this weekend in Downtown Reading.

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