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Holiday DeLight Parade Canceled after 34 years, organizers cite dwindling attendance, and other events

Santa Clause waves to the crowd during the Holiday DeLight Parade in downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, December 9, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Santa Clause waves to the crowd during the Holiday DeLight Parade in downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, December 9, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

After 34 years, the Holiday DeLight Parade — a Christmas-themed parade that snakes through downtown during a December weekend — is no more.

Economic Alliance Communications Manager Melissa McCarville said that they have decided to forego the production of the parade following a decrease in attendance.

McCarville also said the widening variety of other community holiday events and opportunities available in the market contributed to the decision.

Browse below a gallery from the 2017 parade.

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