Baltimore's Thanksgiving parade begins at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, featuring marching bands from the Baltimore area, as well as Washington, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania. Floats, equestrian units, and Santa will be other features.
The map shows the parade route. Here, from the city's Department of Transportation, is how the parade will alter downtown traffic:
* 8 a.m. to noon -- Eutaw Street will be closed between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dolphin Street. Preston Street will be closed between Howard Street and Madison Avenue. This is the parade staging area.
* 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Market Place will be closed between Pratt and Lombard Streets. This is part of the parade route and the parade's disbanding area.
* 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Martin Luther King Boulevard/Biddle Street will be closed from McCulloh Street to Park Avenue. Chase Street will be closed form Conway Street to Chase Street. This is part of the parade route.
* 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Northbound Interstate 395 will be closed at Martin Luther King Boulevard.
* Along the parade route, all cross streets will remain open, except for Mount Vernon Place, which will be closed to all traffic, and Saratoga street, which will be open only for MTA buses. Parking will be banned on all parade-route streets.