AVENUE at WHITE MARSH Cancels Holiday Parade

Tree lighting ceremony to be held virtually

The Perry Hall Marching Band ended the 2019 parade after Santa Claus.

The AVENUE at WHITE MARSH released a statement on its website that it will not host its holiday parade in 2020 and will hold a virtual tree lighting ceremony.

“As our businesses and management team collectively address the many challenges presented in 2020 – we are faced with the reality that the upcoming holiday season will require a different approach to hosting our favorite community traditions. Lining the streets with thousands of people in celebration as we light our magnificent tree, along with cheering from the sidelines as we come together to watch our holiday parade, will not be permitted or appropriate in today’s environment,” said the statement.

“That said, it is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE at White Marsh 23rd Annual Tree Lighting will be virtual and our 22nd White Marsh Holiday Parade will be postponed until December, 2021.”

The AVENUE joins the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden to officially cancel its holiday events for 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden and Essex Tree Lighting are still hold their events for 2020. There have been no other official announcements about the continuation and/or cancellations about other holiday events in Eastern Baltimore County. Eastbaltco.com will report those events when they are announced.

The AVENUE at WHITE MARSH said the virtual tree lighting can be viewed on on the Avenue’s Facebook and Instagram pages.