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Baltimore Mayor’s annual Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Half marathon and holiday events cause several weekend road closures
Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 14:32:12-04

BALTIMORE — The Mayor’s annual Christmas Parade in Hampden has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The health and safety of the Parade’s marchers which includes many school students and first responders as well as spectators, volunteers, and staff is paramount,” said the parade chairman Tom Kerr in a statement.

“We thank the Mayor for his leadership and concern for our community’s safety, and look forward to bringing the parade back next year, on Sunday, December 5,” he added.

Approximately 25,000 people along came to watch the 2.5 mile long parade in 2019 and it included 160 marching units.