With the hellish construction on the Venetian Causeway (will San Marco Island EVER be clear?) and South Beach holiday traffic a general jam, your Belle Isle Blog figured the slowdown on Alton Road at 5 p.m. was nothing special.
Wrong! It’s part of the celebration of Hanukkah!
Each night since Hanukkah began on Tuesday, Friends of Lubavich has held a parade of as many as 100 cars with Menorahs on their roofs. The caravan, escorted by Miami Beach Police, starts on Alton Road at 12 Street and heads north to 17th Street, then east the Washington Avenue, south to Ocean Drive, then north and on and on….to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale.
It’s interesting, and festive, and (not to be Grinch-like) another traffic challenge. So, keep it in mind, because it resumes Saturday night (no parade on Shabbot) and runs through Tuesday next.
Here is the full route, courtesy of the city of Miami Beach:
Parade will begin at Alton Road at 12 Street and will continue as follows:
Alton Road to 17 Street
17 Street to Washington Avenue
Washington Avenue to 5 Street
5 Street to Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive to 15 Street
15 Street to Collins Avenue
Collins Avenue to 23 Street
23 Street to Dade Boulevard
Dade Boulevard to Pine Tree Drive
Pine Tree Drive to 40 Street
40 Street to Chase Avenue
Chase Avenue to 41 Street
41 Street to Collins Avenue
Collins Avenue to 96 Street
96 Street to toll plaza
U-turn at toll plaza
Collins Avenue to Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach Boulevard to Biscayne Boulevard
End at Gulfstream Park Concert Theatre