Street Closures for the Downtown Area

 

Event: Polar Express Days
Event Description:
Annual Holiday event with train rides, Santa visit, ornament decorating, letters to Santa
Dates: Saturday, December 9, 2017 & Saturday, December 16, 2017
Event Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Set Up Time: 8:00am – 9:00am  
Break Down Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location of Event: Wilmington Children’s Museum- 116 Orange St. and Orange St. between S Front St. & S 2nd St. (see map in attached applications)
Street Closures (see map in attached applications):

  • Orange St. between S Front St. & S 2nd St.

Number of Barricades needed: 2
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 - Orange St. & S. Front St.
  • 1 - Orange St. & s 2nd St.

Event: 15th Annual City of Wilmington Holiday Parade
Event Description:
Evening, illuminated Holiday Parade featuring approximately 100 units to include local community groups, civic/non-profit organizations, schools and businesses.
Dates: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Event Time: 6:30pm- 8:00pm
Set Up Times:  1:00pm – 6:00pm
Break Down Time: 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan: City sponsored event w/ support from Solid Waste.  Parks and Rec. staff will pick up trash post event following parade.
Location of Event (see map in attached application):

  • Front St. between Brunswick St. & Castle St.

Street Closures & Times (see map in attached application):

  • Staging area to close at 1:00pm:
  • N Front St. between Brunswick St. & Walnut St.
  • Hanover St. between 2nd St. & Nutt St
  • Red Cross St. between Water/Nutt St. & Front St.
  • Parade route to close at 5:30pm (staff at barricades will allow cross traffic over Front St. until just before the parade starts and make every effort to cross cars if/when gaps in parade):
  • Front St. between Walnut St. & Castle St.
  • Eastbound Market St. between Water St. & Parking Deck ingress/egress
  • Westbound Market St. between Water St. & Front St.
  • Southbound Water St. at Hilton Hotel parking lot exit
  • Castle St. between N Front St. & Surrey St.
  • Church St. between N Front St. & Surrey St.

Number of Barricades needed: 59

Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 @ Brunswick and N Front
  • 2 @ Hanover and N 2nd
  • 3 @ Hanover and N Front
  • 2 @ Hanover and Nutt
  • 1 @ Red Cross and N 2nd
  • 4 @ Red Cross and N Front
  • 2 @ Red Cross and Nutt/N Water St.
  • 1 @ Walnut and N 2nd
  • 2 @ Walnut and N Front
  • 1 @ Walnut and N Water
  • 1 @ Grace and N 2nd
  • 2 @ Grace and N Front
  • 2 @ Grace and N Water
  • 1 @ Chestnut and N 2nd
  • 1 @ Chestnut and Front
  • 1 @ Princess and N 2nd
  • 2 @ Princess and Front
  • 2 @ Market and Front (eastside)
  • 6 @ Market and Front (westside)
  • 1 @ Market St. & Water
  • 1 @ Dock and S 2nd
  • 2 @ Dock and S Front
  • 1 @ S Front St. & Muters Alley
  • 1 @ Orange and 2nd
  • 2 @ Orange and S Front
  • 1 @ Orange & S Water
  • 1 @ Ann and S 2nd
  • 2 @ Ann and S Front
  • 1 @ Ann & S Water
  • 1 @ Nun and S 2nd
  • 2 @ Nun and S Front
  • 1 @ Church and S 2nd
  • 2 @ Church and Front
  • 2 @ Castle and Front
  • 1 @ Castle St. & Surrey

Police Safety/Traffic Control: WPD officers will be located at the following intersection of:

  • N Front St. & Brunswick St.  – traffic control
  • S Front St. & Castle St. – traffic control
  • N Water St. & Grace St. - to assist with traffic control of vehicles accessing the Hilton, Cotton Exchange, etc.
  • Market St. &  Front St. (to assist with crowd control and parking deck traffic).

Event: Annual Prayer Vigil
Event Description:
Annual prayer vigil to memorialize those locally who have been impacted by gun violence with speakers and candlelight prayer
Event Organizer: Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence (collaboration of various local churches)
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Rain Date: N/A
Event Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Set Up Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm  
Break Down Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location of Event: Riverfront Park – 2 N Water St.
Street Closures (see map in attached application):

  • N Water St. between Market St. & Princess St.

Number of Barricades needed: 2
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 – N Water St. & Market St.
  • 1 – N Water St. & Princess St.

Event: Annual Lighting of the menorah
Event Description: Annual lighting of menorah event with menorah ice sculpture, menorah lighting, music, dancing, dignitaries and light refreshments.  Also an olive press demonstration
Date: Tuesday , December 12, 2017
Event Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Set Up Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm  
Break Down Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location of Event: Riverfront Park – 2 N Water St.
Street Closures (see map in attached application):

  • N Water St. between Market St. & Princess St.

 

Number of Barricades needed: 2

Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 – N Water St. & Market St.
  • 1 – N Water St. & Princess St.