The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel the Christmas parade for this year. We appreciate everyone’s patience in our making of this decision. There are too many factors to mention, but freezing weather continuing for the next several days will not allow a safe parade. The shade from the buildings in our historic downtown is great in the summer, but in icy weather it keeps the ice on the streets, especially side streets and sidewalks. There are so many wonderful events going on in our community and everyone is affected by our continuing to reschedule. We do not want to be the reason for others plans having to be changed or conflicted due to another reschedule. This is a happy time of year and we want to keep it happy. Merry Christmas from the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and we will try this again next year, same theme.