Traffic Advisory for Week of December 1 – 7, 2014

Two large events this week to be aware of beginning with Wednesday night’s Stevie Wonder concert at Key Area, which is expected to bring a large crowd of concertgoers. The annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Westlake Park Friday evening will draw about 9,000 carolers, spectators, and festive fans, in addition to holiday shoppers to the downtown shopping district during the evening commute.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014:

Stevie Wonder takes center stage at Key Arena, the concert starts at 8 p.m. About 12,000 fans are expected at the “Songs in the Key of Life” show.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014:

28th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition: Heavy traffic and pedestrian congestion is expected in the area with 9,000 people attending. Westlake Park and surrounding area is expected be filled. At 5:45 p.m. the following streets will close: Pine Street between 3rd and 7th avenues, and 5th Avenue between Olive Way and Pike Street. The carolers start at 6 p.m. along Pine between 5th and 6th avenues. Closed streets will reopen at about 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014:

Magnolia Winterfest: The community festival in Magnolia Village will have carolers, Santa, live reindeer, kids’ attractions, food and drink, and tree lighting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance expected is about 900. The event will close West McGraw Street between 34th Avenue West and 32nd Avenue West from 3p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mother of the Americas Procession: Saturday morning’s 10:30 a.m. 1000-participant procession will be escorted by Seattle Police with rolling traffic slow-downs as it winds its way from the Atlantic neighborhood to First Hill. The event starts at Saint Mary’s Church at 20th Avenue South and South Weller Street and moves north on 20th Avenue to East Fir Street; west on Fir Street to 12th Avenue; north on 12th Avenue to East Cherry Street; west on Cherry to East James Street; west on James to Ninth Avenue; north on Ninth Avenue to Columbia Street, ending at St. James Cathedral at about noon.