The 36th Annual Holiday Parade, hosted by Wellington and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce takes place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 beginning at 1:30 PM.
In order to provide a safe procession of the parade, Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) requires the temporary closure of one lane of Wellington Trace from Via Veneto to Forest Hill Boulevard beginning at 8:00 AM. The entranceways to Forest Club Drive and the Bainbridge Plaza on Wellington Trace will remain open.
As in previous years, Forest Hill Blvd will be temporarily closed from its northern intersection at Wellington Trace to South Shore Boulevard between the hours of 1:00 PM and approximately 5:30 PM or the conclusion of the parade.
Beginning at 1:00 PM, Forest Hill Boulevard will be closed along with Ken Adams Way and Chancellor Drive. In addition, one lane on the east side of Forest Hill Blvd between Montauk and Ken Adams Way will be closed beginning at 8:00 AM to facilitate setup of the stage. The portion of Forest Hill Blvd between Wellington Trace and Ken Adams Way will be reduced to one lane of traffic (10 mph) from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will also be limited lane closures beginning at 8:00 AM at Forest Hill Blvd between the original Wellington Mall and Wellington Plaza, where traffic will be sporadically stopped to allow for pedestrian crossings.
The designated parade route will begin at the intersection of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Blvd and continue east on Forest Hill Blvd to South Shore Blvd. Public Works employees will be stationed at strategic points along the parade route with barricades to prevent the movement of traffic on the roadway as the parade passes through, as well as to provide assistance to area residents. PBSO deputies will be stationed at various points in order to stop and control traffic.
Signs have been placed at each subdivision entryway and variable message board signs have been located at each end of Forest Hill Blvd in advance of the event to advise residents and area motorists of the upcoming road closures.
The parade is anticipated to conclude within four (4) hours of its commencement. Roads will be re-opened once the Public Works staff has completed cleanup of all debris left in the medians and on the road during the parade procession.