Friday street closings
Newark sets street closings for Winterfest celebration, Reindeer Run
9:02 a.m., Dec. 3, 2013--The city of Newark will hold its annual Winterfest celebration from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, on the lawn of the University of Delaware’s Academy Building at Main and Academy streets.
In conjunction with Winterfest, Special Olympics Delaware will hold its annual Reindeer Run and Romp. The 5-kilometer race and walk will start at 7 p.m. at Delaware Avenue and Academy Street. For details on the Reindeer Run and Romp, click here.
Cold weather schedule
Because of the events, UD Parking Services has informed the campus community that Academy Street north of Delaware Avenue will close at 4:30 p.m.
Academy Street between Delaware Avenue and Lovett Avenue will close at 5 p.m., and the rest of Academy and Courtney streets will close at 6:45 p.m.
Winterfest will feature entertainment, roasted chestnuts, caroling, ice carving demonstrations and a tree-lighting ceremony.
Winterfest is a joint effort by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department, UD and the Downtown Newark Partnership, of which the University is a member.
The Winterfest rain date is Saturday, Dec. 7.