UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm). Police parking and traffic rules will follow the original schedule as well, from 5 to 8 pm.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce will present its 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at the southwest corner of the Ram Pasture, near the intersection of Elm Drive and Hawley Road, on Friday, December 6.
The festivities will begin at 6:30 pm, with the tree lighting scheduled for 7.
To provide for pedestrian safety at the heavily attended event, police will be enforcing special temporary no-parking zones and road closures. The parking/traffic rules will be in effect from 5 to 8 pm.
No motor vehicles, except emergency vehicles, will be allowed on the section of Elm Drive lying between its intersections with Sugar Street and Borough Lane.
Police have designated several No Parking areas. They are: the section of Elm Drive between Sugar Street and Borough Lane; Hawley Road; Borough Lane; the section of South Main Street between Borough Lane and Glover Avenue; the section of Sugar Street between South Main Street and Elm Drive, and the rear driveway for 3 Main Street, which extends from Sugar Street to the area behind the police station.
Affected areas will be posted with barricades, traffic cones, and No Parking signs. Police will be stationed at key areas to aid pedestrians and motorists.
Vehicles in violation of the parking bans will be subject to towing.