The City of Waukesha has announced the date for their annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. It will be different this year, after the tragedy that struck in 2021. Per their Facebook post:
“The City of Waukesha in partnership with the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce are announcing a new date for the 2022 Christmas Parade. We will be hosting the 2022 Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 4, 2022, beginning at 4 p.m.
For nearly 60 years the parade commenced the Sunday before Thanksgiving. However, this year we must consider lessons learned as we move forward from last year’s tragic event. Notably, the parade route is now a closed perimeter-based route. The City has also enhanced the special event permitting process to balance the event objectives and what can be supported by the City of Waukesha staff, while being fiscally responsible. Additionally, using federal funds, the City invested in technology, training, and equipment to provide enhanced safety for special events while allowing events such as the parade to continue.
By adjusting the Christmas Parade date, more resources are available for staffing in cases of unplanned emergencies which includes Police and Fire Department resources, hospital staff, and many others.
Both the City and the Chamber of Commerce understand this date change may not be ideal for some, however, we are excited to provide a safe event that will hopefully bring healing and a uniquely seasonal celebration.
This great community of Waukesha has shown its resiliency and we are proud to stand Waukesha Strong!”
As we end in our e-newsletters here at Lake Country Family Fun:
We are Lake Country.
We are Waukesha County.
We are Wisconsin.
I love this community.
We will join together to help those affected and build a stronger community.
About the Waukesha Christmas Parade:
The Annual Waukesha Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for over half a century, the parade brings together local civic groups, businesses, schools, public services, and entertainers each year to officially begin the local holiday season for thousands of excited spectators.
View our past fun at the Waukesha Christmas Parade HERE.
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