by Mac Christie Flamborough Review
Thousands filled the streets of downtown Waterdown for the 2019 Flamborough Santa Claus Parade, but the 2020 parade has been cancelled due to concerns with hosting large gatherings. – Barry Gray/Torstar
There will be no lawn chairs lining the streets of the Waterdown core this November — the 2020 Flamborough Santa Claus Parade has been cancelled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
In a release Sept. 9, the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade Committee announced that, in conjunction with Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge, they had made “the difficult decision to not put anyone in our community and beyond in harm’s way by hosting a large gathering.”
The parade, which is held annually at the end of November, sees the community line the parade route with chairs days in advance of the event to stake their claim to the best viewing real estate.
“The committee worked very hard on determining the feasibility of operating a safe parade in November 2020, which was sadly decided that it would not be possible,” the statement said.
However, the committee said plans are currently underway to work with the City of Hamilton and Waterdown BIA to assist in decorating Waterdown for the 2020 holidays, as well as encouraging the community.
For more information about the plans with the city and BIA, please visit flamboroughsantaclausparade.com.