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Cloquet's holiday parade is canceled


October 9, 2020

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The Santa's Home for the Holiday parade and the fireworks to follow won't be happening in downtown Cloquet this year due to the pandemic.

The Santa's Home for the Holidays parade will not be happening this year.

Cloquet city councilors said "no" in an informal vote Tuesday after discussing the pros and cons of holding the annual holiday parade during a pandemic.

Positives included the fact that the parade and fireworks are both outside in the cold - transmission is less likely outdoors and people would probably be masked up to stay warm anyway - and the desire to have some kind of community celebration.

Negatives also centered around the coronavirus: what if people got sick from gathering, how would anyone enforce social dist...

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