Downtown streets to close at 4 p.m. for Christmas parade

Tupelo stockTUPELO – The 2013 Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will be at night, and city officials are asking anyone who has their car parked along the route Dec. 10 move them by 5:30 p.m.

The route will begin on Main Street in front of Fairpark and travel west to Robins Street ,where it will turn right and then right again on Jefferson Street.

The route will follow Jefferson Street east and end at the BancorpSouth Arena.

At 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, detours will begin for all traffic traveling through the parade route, and downtown Tupelo streets will begin to close.

At 5:45 p.m. police will line the parade route to allow traffic to move out of Downtown.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.