Kingsport’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event is this Saturday in downtown Kingsport. The parade begins at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting taking place at 7:45 p.m.
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., expect road closures on Clinchfield Street (from West Center Street to Market Street), on West Center Street (from Clinchfield Street to Sullivan Street), and on East Center Street (from Sullivan Street to Clinchfield Street) and other side streets within this area.
All road closures and detours will be in place by 5:30 p.m. and will remain closed through the duration of the events Saturday evening. Center Street will be reopened at the conclusion of the parade.
Due to construction, Main Street is closed at Sullivan to Unicoi, so please use Market Street as a detour.
In addition to the parade route closures, the 400 block of Broad Street and New Street (from Shelby to Commerce) will be closed Saturday at 10 a.m. for afternoon activities in the area. These closures will be lifted at the conclusion of the events. For more information about the parade, tree lighting, and other holiday events, visit www.christmasinkingsport.com