Downtown Street Alert

Several Downtown streets will be impacted this weekend by the Festival of Lights (11/21) and the Boots and Badges 5K (11/22).  See the street closure information below.  Plan ahead for an alternative route or added travel time.

Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 21st
Festivities begin at 4:30 pm
Union Station & Aloe Plaza

light up st. louis

Schedule of Events and Street Closures for the Festival of Lights: 
Saturday, November 21st

  • 2:00 pm
    • Chestnut will close from 18th Street to 20th Street
    • Market will close from 18th Street to 20th Street
  • 4:30 pm
    • Festivities begin
  • 6:00 pm
    • 18th Street will close from Market to Chestnut
  • 6:30 pm
    • Lighting of the Christmas Tree
    • Fireworks display
  • 6:50 pm
    • 18th Street will reopen from Market to Chestnut
  • 7:00 pm
    • Festivities conclude
  • 8:00 pm
    • Chestnut will reopen from 18th Street to 20th Street
    • Market will reopen from 18th Street to 20th Street

Boots and Badges 5K Run
Sunday, November 22nd
Run begins at 8:00 am
Kiener Plaza

boots 5k

 

Run Route: Runners begin at 7th Street and Market, head south on 7th street, west on Walnut, north on 10th Street, east on Olive, south on Broadway, west on Clark, south on 8th Street, continue south on 7th Street, and west on Chouteau, runners will then make a U-Turn, head east on Chouteau, north on 7th Street, continue north on 8th Street, east on Clark, north on Broadway, west on Walnut, north on 7th Street, and finish at 7th Street and Market.

Schedule of Events and Street Closures for the Boots and Badges 5K Run: 
Sunday, November 22nd

  • 6:00 am
    • 7th Street will close between Market and Chestnut
  • 7:30 am
    • Streets along the route begin to close
  • 8:00 am
    • Run begins
    • Streets along the race route will reopen on a rolling basis once all runners have cleared that portion of the route
  • 11:00 am
    • 7th Street will reopen between Market and Chestnut