Fresno Cancels Christmas Parade After 80 Years

One of Fresno’s most cherished holiday traditions has been canceled. The City of Fresno can no longer afford the annual Christmas parade.

After more than 80 years of festive floats and music, the event will be replaced with a tree lighting ceremony. City officials say the parade costs about $15,000 a year. The money earmarked for the parade will now be spent on community centers and after school programs.

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