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Septemberfest cancels 2020 Labor Day Parade, Santa comes to La Vista

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Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 12:20 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -

Labor Day Parade canceled

Omaha’s Labor Day parade will not take place this year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Septemberfest is an annual Omaha tradition that dates back to 1977. This will be the first time the parade has been canceled in 43 years, according to a release.

According to the release, the parade puts too many people in a confined place at a time. A predicted 7,500 people would walk in the parade and 35,000 would attend.

The other activities within Septemberfest are still on schedule for now with increased safety measures.

Santa comes to La Vista

La Vista has announced that Santa will be taking a break from his vacation to pay a visit.

La Vista traditionally welcomes Santa for a sleigh ride around the community after Thanksgiving. According to a release, because this summer has been far from traditional, the city is welcoming him early to spread some cheer.

Santa, his elves, and Mayor Kindig, as well as representatives of the Sinnett family, to honor Helen Sinnett — one of the City’s first residents more than 60 years ago, will be riding around town Saturday, July 18.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and follow this route.

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