FALL RIVER — The Children's Holiday Parade that was planned for today in downtown Fall River has been canceled due to the rainy, windy forecast for this afternoon.
Greater Fall River Re-Creation announced the cancelation on its Facebook page this morning. "We are so sad to announce that the Fall River Children's Parade is being CANCELLED due to inclement weather. We hope to see you next year and best wishes to you during this holiday season. We cannot reschedule due to logistics as well as scheduling and availability of our performers and participants."
Greater Fall River Re-Creation Executive Director Grace Gerling added Re-Creation's free Christmas Celebration will be held on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at its Bank St. location. "We will have face painting, caricatures, train rides, a photo booth, arts and crafts, raffles, and a petting zoo," said Gerling.
Later Sunday evening, starting at 5 p.m., Kennedy Park will be illuminated at the launch of the first-ever Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights, presented by the nonprofit Creative Community Vision.
Greater Fall River Re-Creation, in collaboration with Fall River Holiday Parade Committee, Inc., has taken the reins as the parade's main organizer the past couple of years, having received just over $63,000 in ARPA funding to help bring the 2022 event to life.
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For more information, visit Greater Fall River Re-Creation's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greaterfallriverrec.
This article originally appeared on The Herald News: Fall River tradition marches on with 38th annual Children's Holiday Parade