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Ho Ho Parade in San Bernardino canceled due to money and safety concerns

November 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
It's been a tradition for more than half a century, but this year the annual Ho Ho Parade in San Bernardino has been canceled. Money and safety concerns are to blame.

The bankrupt city isn't completely turning its shoulder on Christmas; instead San Bernardino will hold a two-night holiday celebration at Court Street Square next to City Hall.

The event will feature a chance to meet Santa and see city vehicles adorned with Christmas lights.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19.