Collegedale cancels the Spirit of Christmas Parade

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF) – This might be our first Christmas cancellation because of the pandemic.

Collegedale officials are calling off the annual “Spirit of Christmas” parade for this year.

They just don’t think they can pull off the Tennessee Pledge Executive Orders for parades.

“Per Governor Lee’s orders, the inability to distribute items to spectators, trying to keep parade participants at a minimal on floats, and maintaining 6 feet distancing along the route is complicated,” said Traci Bennett-Hobek, Director of Collegedale Parks and Recreation.

“The City of Collegedale apologizes for the disappointment this difficult decision creates and appreciates everyone’s understanding.”

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