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Annual Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo canceled

Posted at 9:42 PM, Sep 17, 2020

The annual Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a press release from downtown SLO, they’re changing the event to be done on one’s own time in a safe and physically distanced manner. They’ll now have an expanded Holiday Stroll and Light Up Downtown, which is a decorating showcase of windows in shops and parklets in front of restaurants.

“With restrictions and community safety in mind, we will not be able to produce our traditional Holiday Parade in 2020,” Downtown SLO CEO Bettina Swigger said in the press release. “Rather than invite thousands of people to gather downtown for one night to see the parade, we will invite Downtown visitors to space their visits, support local businesses, and see an evolving array of activities.”

The holiday season is set to kick off Nov. 28. The organization said a complete schedule of the events and more information will be available later this year in either late October or early November.

Updates to the event will be posted here.