City of Charleston officials are not allowing COVID-19 to thwart one of the community’s enduring holiday traditions — the annual Christmas parade through the city.
The parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12. Lineup of floats, vehicles and other parade participants will begin at 11 a.m. at the former National Guard armory on South Cossar Avenue.
The parade is scheduled to begin moving at 1.
Although the parade is continuing, a few concessions are being made in the interest of public health and safety.
For starters, social distancing will be “strictly enforced” at the parade, officials say.
A face mask will be required for all attendees, and “there will be no exceptions,” organizers note.
In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID virus, no candy will be distributed during the parade — not even by Santa Claus.
For more parade information, including how to sign up to participate, call Charleston City Hall at 647-5841.