Little Friends’ 19th annual Parade of Lights is yet another popular hometown tradition scratched this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid health concerns and in accordance with state’s Restore Illinois Plan, Little Friends Inc. and the Downtown Naperville Alliance decided to cancel the Nov. 27 event in downtown Naperville.

“We are saddened that we must cancel our parade this year, but it is out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and the public who would have attended this event that we reached this difficult conclusion,” Mike Briggs, president and CEO of Little Friends, said in a news release.

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