Elmira Cancels Holiday Parades, Will Binghamton Be Next?
Here we are a month away from Halloween and already some holiday parades are being canceled.
Due to Covid-19 this year's Downtown Binghamton Halloween Parade has been canceled. That parade usually takes place the week of Halloween.
Today, WENY announced that the Elmira holiday parade has been canceled. This is the annual Christmas parade that takes place down ON Water Street in downtown Elmira. That announcement made us wonder about the annual holiday parades in Binghamton.
So far we have received no word about any of the three holiday parades in the Binghamton area being canceled this year. The three Binghamton area parades include the Boscov's Holiday Parade which usually takes place right around Thanksgiving in downtown Binghamton, The Johnson City Business Women's Holiday Parade which is typically held on the first Thursday of December and travels down Main St. in J.C., and the Endicott Holiday Parade which usually takes place on the first weekend of December and marches down Washington Avenue from North Street to Main Street.
All three of these parades draw hundreds of spectators which would make social distancing very challenging.
As far as we know, none of those have been canceled yet and we will let you know as soon as we hear anything. We wouldn't be surprised if they do get canceled though, especially with a cases in Broome County rising over the last two weeks.