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Local rotaries cancel Santa Maria's 2020 Parade of Lights

Holiday events on the Central Coast
Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 08, 2020

An annual holiday event in Santa Maria won’t be happening this year.

Rotary Clubs of Santa Maria and Nipomo have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Parade of Lights due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This year would have marked our 26th year of hosting the event and we are profoundly disappointed that we had to take this action in view of the Covid-19 Pandemic,” said event Co-Chair Mike Gibson in a press release. “What makes this so disappointing is that if there ever was a year the community needed this event to kick of the holiday season, 2020 was the year,”

The parade was scheduled to take place on Dec. 5. The groups are hopeful to reschedule for Dec. 4, 2021.