The Venice Holiday Parade returns to West Venice Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday, bot today's the day to stakeout and set up your spot.  Early setup of chairs along the route can begins at 6 p.m. today, but no chairs or spectators are allowed in the median of the 100 to 300 blocks of West Venice Avenue in order to protect the new medians. 

No bleachers, couches, rope, stakes, tarps, canopies or mats are allowed, those  items will be removed by Public Works. Plus, any chairs placed before 6 p.m. tonight will also be disposed of by Public Works.

The parade begins at 7 p.m., at Park Boulevard, but the parade route will be closed to all traffic at 3 p.m. Saturday including both sides of West Venice Avenue and North Nokomis Avenue between Tampa and Venice avenues.

Public parking will be available at Venice High School.