Traffic Alert for Public Square

WATERTOWN, NY —  On Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 7:00pm, the City’s Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Public Square.

The holiday festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m. when Mayor Smith and members of the City Council will officially kick off the holiday season with a countdown to light the City’s Christmas tree and start the light show for the holiday season.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event, all travel lanes on the north side of Public Square will be closed to traffic and on-street parking will be restricted. In addition, Court Street will be closed to traffic for the parade beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Temporary barricades, traffic cones and signage will be placed, and a detour route will be established for the event. Parking will be available at one of the many City
parking lots in the downtown area and at the Jefferson County Human Services Building North and South Parking Lots after 5:00 p.m.