TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Several Southwest Georgia Christmas parades scheduled for Saturday, December 1, have been canceled or postponed due to weather. Below is a list of which events have been impacted by the weather conditions.
The City of Tifton announced on its Facebook page Thursday night that the Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration has been canceled.
On Friday, Valdosta announced the Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade has been cancelled, according to Public Information Officer Ashlyn Becton. The city said many factors went into this decision. The original plan was to postpone until December 8 but with other community events going on, there was no way to logistically make it work, officials said.
The town of Rochelle Christmas Parade is Canceled.
The Leary Christmas parade scheduled for December 1, 2018 has been canceled due to impending weather conditions.
The Leesburg Parade and Christmas Festival has also been canceled. City officials told us Thursday night that they decided not to host the event, scheduled for the first Saturday of the month, due to inclement weather.
Leary in Calhoun County has also canceled their Christmas parade.
Heavy rain is expected on Saturday with the potential for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms throughout the day.
The weather has also prompted the rescheduling of the Albany Christmas Parade that was scheduled Saturday. The annual event will now be held on Saturday, December 15, at 6 p.m.
The City of Sylvester has also postponed its Christmas parade due to weather. Karen Singletary, Main Street Manager, said they have rescheduled it for Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. The lineup for parade will start at 5 p.m.
Organizers in Douglas announced that the Festival of Lights Parade, also originally scheduled for Saturday, December 1, has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. Officials said that the same parade rules and line up applies. For more information, you can call the Public Information Office at (912) 383-0277.
Baker County moved its parade to Saturday, December 8 at 9 a.m. Their Backpack for Hope giveaway will still be held Saturday, December 1 at 10 a.m. at the school gym.