ROCK HILL — To prepare for ChristmasVille events in and around downtown Rock Hill, the city will begin to close roads at 6 a.m. Thursday.
East Main Street will be closed in the downtown area from Thursday at 6 a.m. through Sunday at 7 p.m.
The East Black Street parking lot behind McHales and across from City Hall will be closed Friday at 6 a.m. through Sunday at 7 p.m.
Free parking in the parking deck on Black Street will be available all weekend with access from Black Street and Main Street. Black Street will remain open during ChristmasVille.
Free parking also will be available in the East White Street parking lot, off Dave Lyle.
Entrance to the White Street parking lot from Caldwell Street will be blocked. All of Caldwell Street being closed from Saturday at 7 a.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m.
Hampton Street from Black Street to Main Street will be closed from Thursday at 8 a.m. to Sunday at 7 p.m.
On Friday, Oakland Avenue will be partially closed to prepare for the annual Rock Hill Christmas parade, starting at 2 p.m. Oakland Avenue will be closed from Cherry Road to Stewart Avenue, in front of Winthrop University.
The parking lot between Elizabeth Lane and Saluda Street will be closed all day Friday except for CATS Park and Ride customers.
The parade route will be closed at 5:45 p.m. Friday and will remain closed until the parade has passed.
The parade starts on Oakland Avenue from Stewart Avenue, headed toward downtown. The parade will turn right onto White Street, left through the parking lot adjacent to Wells Fargo, left onto Main Street and end in the parking lot between Elizabeth Lane and Saluda Street.
Much of Saluda Street near downtown Rock Hill will be closed on Friday starting at 5:45 p.m.
Due to on-going construction, College Avenue between Union Street and Wilson Street will be closed to all nonresidential traffic. The first block of West White Street, from North Wilson Street to Dave Lyle Boulevard also is closed for construction.
Questions may be directed to the city of Rock Hill at 803-329-5620.