Gatlinburg issues traffic advisory for Christmas parade

GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade steps off on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The Parade route begins on at Baskins Creek Bypass and East Parkway/ U.S. Route 321, travels to Traffic Light #3, turns south onto the Parkway and ends at Traffic Light #10. Outbound lanes of East Parkway/U.S. Route 321 will be switched to one lane to make room for float staging at 4:30 p.m. The inbound lane will be closed at approximately 6:50 p.m. All traffic on the parade route will shut down approximately at 7 p.m.