The city of Opelousas is canceling its annual Christmas events.
The events were canceled due to the recent COVID restrictions that were put in place.
Mayor Julius Alsandor said, "It was a tough decision but, the safety and health of our community are of the utmost importance to the city."
The annual Children’s Christmas and Lighting of the Village was scheduled to be held this Friday and the Christmas parade at a later date.
The mayor said he spoke with the police and fire chiefs before he made the decision to cancel and said they will plan to have all of the holiday events in 2021.