Pensacola Christmas Parade Canceled
December 12, 2009
Rain forced the cancellation of Saturday’s Pensacola Christmas Parade. The parade will not be rescheduled.
“On behalf of the committee, I appreciate the time and effort put forth by the participants to ready their floats, marching units and bands for the City of Pensacola’s Christmas Parade. I am disappointed that the weather did not hold up, but I am looking forward to a wonderful 2010 Pensacola Christmas Parade.,” said Bruce Wolfe, chairman of the Pensacola Christmas Parade.
With most of the parade’s expenditures utilized before the parade takes place, securing port-a-lets, insurance, walkie-talkies, etc., no refunds will be offered. However, discounts for next year’s entries will be provided, organizers said.
The Pensacola’s Christmas parade normally draws about 50,000 people to the downtown Pensacola area. The Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses.