2020 Christmas Parade, Christkindlmarkt canceled
Nov. 4, 2020 - The City of West Allis Events Committee and Christmas Parade Subcommittee today announced the cancelation of the City of West Allis Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and Christkindlmarkt, scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5 of this year. The City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, will not be open to the public but will be live streamed for viewing at home on the City’s social media.
While safety considerations relating to the coronavirus pandemic were factors in the committees’ decision to cancel, financial, logistical, and operational challenges related to how the pandemic is impacting regular parade participants were a greater concern. The Christkindlmarkt, held annually at West Allis Farmers Market, follows the lead of Chicago and Milwaukee’s popular European-style holiday markets, both of which recently announced cancelation of their in-person events this year.
The City’s Events Committee is working to offer alternative ways for the community to celebrate the holiday season this year. These events may include drive-through activities, virtual programs such as the Tree Lighting Ceremony, or smaller, ticketed events. Announcements are expected in early November regarding these events.
Read our full press release: https://www.westalliswi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16063/2020-Christmas-Parade-Cancelation-News-Release