Tallahassee's Winter Festival set for Saturday

Posted at 4:10 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 23:15:51-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee's 31st annual Winter Festival - a Celebration of Lights, Music and the Arts! - will take place Saturday in downtown Tallahassee.

The event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the area and includes

hands-on arts and crafts in the children's activity area on Kleman Plaza, five stages of live entertainment and food vendors.

Patrons attending Winter Festival are advised to arrive downtown as early as possible.

Parking is available for a fee at the Kleman Plaza parking garage (Bronough Street entrance only), as well as the parking garage located at 215 South Calhoun Street. There will be plenty of free on-street parking throughout downtown, except for on streets closed for the event.

In addition, nearby state-owned parking garages will be open and free of charge.

Handicap parking is available along Calhoun Street between Park Avenue and Call Street, as well as at 300 E. Park Avenue.

Additionally, the Florida State Seminoles have a home football game that begins at noon on December 2, which will create heavy traffic near campus and downtown.

While the usual pre-game traffic pattern will stay the same, the post-game traffic pattern will be altered due to the above Winter Festival road closures. Motorists leaving the football game and arriving downtown for Winter Festival between 3 - 6 p.m. should expect heavy congestion.

For a complete map of road closures and impacts associated with Winter Festival and the Florida State Seminoles football game, visit

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