Parking Information for the Clinton Square tree lighting ceremony

      A Syracuse tradition continues tonight with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse.

      Parking at city meters is free after 5:00 PM. There is also free parking in the Washington Street garage from 4:00 PM on Friday, November 23rd until 2:00 AM on Saturday, November 24th.

      For more information on the location of parking garages and lots in downtown Syracuse, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse publishes maps.

      The following streets will be closed at the noted times in order to accommodate the set-up, presentation and then breakdown of the event:

      100 block of West Water Street will be closed on Friday, November 23 from 7 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

      Clinton Street, from Herald Place to Washington Street

      Salina Street, from Willow Street to Washington Street

      West Genesee Street, from North Franklin to Salina Streets

      James Street, from Salina to Warren Streets

      Erie Boulevard East, from Salina to Warren Streets

      Erie Boulevard West, from Clinton Square to Franklin Streets

      The 200 block of West Water Street from Franklin to Clinton

      The 100 block of East Genesee Street

      No parking will be allowed on the following streets from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday, November 23:

      North Salina Street, from Genesee to Willow Streets

      North Clinton Street, from Genesee Street to Herald Place

      Genesee Street, from Franklin to Clinton Street - south curbline only

      Erie Blvd. West, from Clinton Square to Franklin Street