Traffic Advisory for Christmas City of the North Parade

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Friday, Nov. 17 for the Christmas City of the North Parade in downtown Duluth.

The parade will get underway at 6:25 p.m. and utilize 13 block of Superior Street from 9th Ave E to 4th Ave W.

Units will begin lining up at 4 p.m. along London Road between 10th and 14th Avenues E, and on the upperside of London from 14th to 17th Ave E.


  • London Road from 10th – 14th Avenues East
  • Superior Street
  • Michigan Street – Vehicles will be allowed to exit Michigan Street lots and ramps, but will be directed down the 5th Ave W off-ramp


  • After 10 a.m. – five meters in front of Pickwick near Superior St on the East side.
  • After noon – Meters on the upper side of Fitger’s Inn
  • After 3 p.m.
    • London Road – both sides from 10th-14th Avenues E
    • London Road – upper side, from 14th to 17th Avenues E
    • 12th and 13th Ave E from London Rd to Superior St
    • Jefferson Street from 13th to 14th Ave E
    • Rose Garden Parking Lot
  • After 4 p.m. – Michigan Street from 5th Ave W to 4th Ave W
  • After 5 p.m. – Superior Street from 10th Ave E to 5th Ave W


  • Will use 1st Street to Westbound routes and 2nd Street for Eastbound routes


  • Superior St Eastbound traffic will be detoured up to 2nd Street at 6th Ave W to continue East
  • Superior St Westbound traffic will be sent up 14th Ave E from London Road and up 10th Ave E from Superior Street to continue West
  • Lake Avenue will be blocked off at 1st Street and at freeway ramps on the Lake Ave Viaduct
  • Access to Canal Park, Park Point, and the DECC will be accessible from 5th Ave W to the connector to Railroad Street and from the freeway exits onto 5th Ave W and South Lake Ave

Free parking is being offered after 5 p.m. for the event. For ramp locations click here 

Downtown traffic is expected to return to normal around 8:30 p.m. Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling in the area of this event.

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