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Glendale Christmas parade canceled, Glitters downsized amid coronavirus

Oct 26, 2020, 4:15 AM | Updated: 9:44 am
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PHOENIX — One city of Glendale holiday tradition has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic while another goes on, albeit with a few differences.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers in a press release Wednesday said the 2020 Hometown Christmas Parade would be canceled after evaluating several factors, including the need to ensure the health and well-being of people involved.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision, but a necessary one,” Weiers said.

Although the parade is canceled, the the annual food drive benefiting Glendale’s own Hope for Hunger Food Bank will continue.

Nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at Glendale City Hall through December and at both the Sam’s Club and Walmart stores located on the southeast corner of 83rd and Union Hills avenues on Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“I want to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts to keep our community healthy. I know COVID-19 has made many changes in our lives and I want to thank you for your continued patience.”

The city on Thursday, however, announced that Glendale Glitters would continue for its 27th year, minus the lighting ceremony, vendors and performers due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the release.

The display of 1.7 million lights across 16 blocks of downtown Glendale will begin on Nov. 25 and last through Jan. 9. The area will be lit up each night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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