Light Up Ocala, the community’s official kick off of the holiday season, is held on the Downtown square on November 23, 2013.
The Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and the “Lighting of Ocala” will take place at 7:30 p.m., presuming there won’t be any technical difficulties.
There will be entertainment, food, activities, and vendor sales until 9 p.m.
There will be a synthetic ice skating ring opening at Light Up Ocala just north of Citizens Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave.
This will mark the 30th year of Light Up Ocala.
This event has outgrown Ocala, so if you want to get a good spot, arrive early.
Road closures Saturday, November 23, 2013:
8 a.m. to 12 a.m.:
NE/NW 2nd St. from NE Watula Ave. to NW 1st Ave.
NE/NW 1st St. from NE Watula Ave. to NW 1st Ave.
SE/SW Broadway St. from SE Watula Ave. to SW 1st Ave.
SE/SW Ft King St. from SE Watula Ave. to SW 1st Ave.
SW/SE 2nd St. from SW 1st Ave. to SE Osceola Ave.
N/S Magnolia Ave from NE/NW 3rd St. to SE/SW 3rd St.
SE/NE 1st Ave. from SE 3rd St. to NE 3rd St.
NE/SE Osceola Ave. from NE 3rd St. to SE Ft King St.
12 p.m. to 12 a.m.:
SR 40 from NE 8th Ave. to N Pine Ave. (US 441).
SR 40: N Pine Ave. to NW/NE 14th St. (SR 492) to NE 8th Ave. back to SR 40.
NE/NW 2nd St.: NE Watula Ave. to NE/NW 3rd St. and to NW 1st Ave.
NE/NW 1st St.: NE Watula Ave. to NE/NW 3rd St. and to NW 1st Ave.
SE/SW Broadway St.: SE/NE Watula Ave. to NE/NW 3rd St. to NW/SW 1st Ave. back to SW Broadway St.
SE/SW Ft King St.: SE/NE Watula Ave. to NE/NW 3rd St. to NW/SW 1st Ave. back to SW Ft King St.
SW/SE 2nd St.: SW 1st Ave. and to SW/SE 3rd St.
N/S Magnolia Ave (southbound): NW 3rd St. to NW/SW 1st Ave. to SW 3rd St. back to S Magnolia Ave.
SE/NE 1st Ave. (northbound): SE 3rd St. to SE/NE Watula Ave. to NE 3rd St. back to NE 1st Ave.
NE/SE Osceola Ave.: NE/NW 3rd St. to NW/SW 1st Ave. to SW/SE 3rd St. back to SE Osceola Ave.