Philadelphia prohibiting large public events through February – WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The City of Philadelphia will not permit any large public events for the next several months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Action News has learned that order will be in effect through February 28, 2021.

The fate of any events that would potentially be impacted – including whether they could be staged without crowds – was not immediately known.

That was the case earlier this month when Welcome America went on as a virtual event.

Some of the events planned over the next few months include the rescheduled Broad Street Run, the Philadelphia Marathon and the Mummers Parade.

Action News can report that this will impact the 6abc/Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade.

6abc agrees with the city that the safety and well-being of the thousands of amazing people who make the parade a reality every year, and the wonderful crowds that have made it a point to be there in person, need to be the priority.

But while we may not have a parade marching up the Ben Franklin Parkway this year, 6abc is still looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving morning with all of you.

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We will be here, just like every year, kicking off the holiday season from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be music, fun and of course: Santa Claus.

Instead of being out on the Parkway though, you can join us from the comfort and safety of home. This year Thanksgiving may be more important than ever, and our family will once again celebrate with your family – it will just look a little different.

Details will be coming over the weeks and months ahead.
Meanwhile, more details about the city’s prohibition on large public events are expected at a city news conference at 1 p.m. You can watch that live on 6abc, and the 6abc app.

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