Collegedale/Ooltewah Annual “Spirit Of Christmas” Parade Cancelled For This Year

Friday, September 18, 2020

Collegedale officials announced that the Collegedale/Ooltewah annual “Spirit of Christmas” Parade has been cancelled for the 2020 holiday season. 

 

After careful consideration, officials concluded that the ability to adhere to the Tennessee Pledge Executive Orders for safely conducting a parade would be challenging to implement with participants and spectators. 

 

“Per Governor Lee’s orders, the inability to distribute items to spectators, trying to keep parade participants at a minimal on floats, and maintaining six 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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