New Route Announced for Dec. 3ʳᵈ Crystal River Christmas Parade

Crystal River Christmas Parade Road closure Map

At the request of the City of Crystal River and the Citrus County Sheriff’s department, it has been 
decided to move forward with a new route for this year’s Crystal River Christmas parade, on 
December 3rd. This decision was not made lightly, and while the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce 
is committed to continuing this holiday tradition, we assure you that we take the safety of our
parade participants and spectators very seriously. This new route will shift the beginning of the 
parade to the South, closing both sides of HWY 19, and creating a detour for through-traffic.

To View the Parade:

The Crystal River Christmas Parade will now begin SOUTH of the intersection of HWY 44 at NW 3ʳᵈ 
Street. The floats will begin their journey entering HWY 19 between Walgreens and Sara’s Diner and 
exit at Paradise Point, just past Truist Bank. Spectators will now be able to utilize BOTH sides of 
HWY 19 to view the parade floats from a safe distance. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6PM on 
December 3ʳᵈ.
Traffic Detour Information:

North and South bound traffic on HWY 19 will be detoured between the HWY 44 intersection (across 
from La Casita Mexican Restaurant) through Martin Luther King Blvd (at the Winn-Dixie Plaza) 
beginning at 5PM, December 3ʳᵈ. The closure is estimated to last through 9PM, December 3ʳᵈ. Through 
traffic can utilize Martin Luther King Blvd.

Additional Road Closures:

You can also expect the following downtown Crystal River roads to be closed to through-traffic from 
3PM – 7PM:

-  N Citrus Ave

-  NE 5ᵗʰ St

-  NE 4ᵗʰ St

-  NE 3ʳᵈ St

While this year’s route may look different, we are happy to be able to once again bring the 
Christmas Parade to Downtown Crystal River and look forward to safely celebrating the reason for 
the season with our community members.