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2020 Downtown Macon Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Organizers said they felt they could not safely put on the parade as scheduled this year

MACON, Ga. — The 2020 Downtown Macon Christmas Parade has been officially canceled.

Alex Morrison with the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority confirmed to 13WMAZ Tuesday morning that the parade, scheduled for Dec. 6, will not be happening this year.

"We have to go on the information that we have today and project now based on the parameters and the orders that are in place today .. when we would normally almost have the lineup completely booked at this point," said Morrison.

Morrison said the parade committee felt they could not safely put the annual event on and follow COVID-19 distancing guidelines.

He also said people have asked to participate, as they often do every year, but they didn't take any applications yet this year.

At this time, the 2021 parade is still scheduled to take place.

According to the Visit Macon website, this year’s theme was “It's Beginning To Look A LOT Like Christmas."

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