Though Hatteras Village Christmas Parade organizers were hopeful for a safe celebration via a holiday “unparade” for 2020, organizers announced that due to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in Dare County, the Hatteras Village Christmas Unparade will be canceled.
“We wanted to make sure we were making the right decisions to keep everyone safe,” stated Karla Jarvis, who is one of the parade organizers. “In light of that, unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the ‘Unparade.'”
“While we realize this was to be a ‘contactless’ type event, some are still concerned about the uncertainties of what could happen and the rising numbers of infections we are seeing,” she added. “We still have about a week to go before the event, and it’s better for everyone involved if we go ahead and make this decision before people invest more time and money.”
The Hatteras Village Unparade was originally scheduled for December 12, but Jarvis noted that there are other ways to get a dose of Christmas spirit while visiting Hatteras village during the holiday season.
“We do want everyone to know that our Eagle Pass nature trail, the Sea Breeze Trail, is resplendently decorated with lights, and we invite you all to come walk with your family and enjoy this beautiful sight one evening in December or early January.”