The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, the organization that manages Easley’s annual holiday parade, has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Christmas Parade of Lights which was scheduled for Saturday, December 12 , 2020 in downtown Easley. The uncertainty of COVID-19 conditions and public safety measures drove the decision. However, a new downtown holiday event is being introduced this year.
Cindy Hopkins, President of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, stated, “The Easley Chamber has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Christmas parade. However, the health and safety of Easley residents and visitors is our top priority. Given the number of people who attend this annual event, it would be impossible for us to ensure attendees maintain the recommended CDC guidelines for social distancing and face masks.”
Although the annual Christmas parade has been cancelled, the community will enjoy a new downtown holiday event this year. In partnership with the City of Easley, Easley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Easley Business Council, Baptist Easley Hospital will present its Prisma Health Baptist Easley Foundation Festival of Lights, which builds on the 27-year tradition of the Festival of Trees celebration by expanding it to our downtown business district. Beginning November 20, downtown storefronts will display sponsored, decorated trees. There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides on the evenings of November 27 and 28, along with the City of Easley annual tree lighting celebration on November 28.
For questions or more details, please call the Chamber office at 864-859-2693.