Santa Claus Parade cancelled for second year in a row

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The City of Kingston has announced that the Santa Claus Parade has been cancelled for the second year in a row. 

COVID-19 is once again being cited as the reason for the cancellation. 

According to a media release, the City of Kingston, Downtown Kingston!, and the KFL&A Public Health Unit cited concerns that the event would attract "attract too large a crowd to safely allow individuals to physically distance from each other and follow the public health measures that are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community."

"Cancelling the Santa Claus Parade yet again is a stark reminder that we still have a long way to go before we are free from COVID-19,” Marijo Cuerrier, Executive Director of Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area, said in the release. 

The City of Kingston says Downtown Kingston! will announce its holiday events in the coming days. 

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