COCOA, Florida and ROCKLEDGE, Florida – The 2017 Cocoa/Rockledge Christmas Parade, “Holiday By the Shore,” will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, beginning at Rockledge High School at 5:30 p.m. and ending at Lee Wenner Park at approximately 7:00 p.m. where Santa will light the tree at the City of Cocoa’s Holiday Festival.
Brevard County Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the City of Rockledge and City of Cocoa Police Departments, will begin closing select streets starting at 5 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, for the Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parades.
The parade route closures begin at Rockledge High School and head north on Florida Avenue before taking a slight right on Brevard Avenue near Oak Street. Continuing north, the route turns right at Maryland Avenue, then left heading north on Delannoy Avenue.
The route concludes by turning right on Harrison Street where the parade ends in the parking lot of Lee Wenner Park. Traffic will be re-routed to alternate routes in the area. Motorists wishing to drive through the area are cautioned to allow extra time.
Pedestrians are also encouraged to exercise caution along the parade route. Special recognition will be given to spectators that illuminate themselves and help light up the night.
For additional information about the parades, please call 321-633-1874. If you wish to participate in the parade, applications are available on the Brevard County government website under Forms and Documents, at www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/Central
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