Winter blast cancels Edmond Christmas events

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EDMOND, Okla. – The potential arctic blast predicted to hit the metro has prompted Edmond officials to cancel this weekend’s Christmas activities including the annual Parade of Lights.

The annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Edmond Electric Parade of Lights was originally scheduled for Saturday in Downtown Edmond.

These events will not be rescheduled but will resume in 2014.

The 4Warn Storm Team is already predicting freezing temperatures including wind chills in the teens or lower.

Some parade participants had already backed out of the event before the call was made.

One event that will continue with an alternate plan is the announcement of the Mayor’s Essay Contest Winner.

This presentation will now take place on Sunday 1:30 p.m. just before the North Pole Holiday Adventure at the MAC in Mitch Park.

Winners will be announced and given one free admission to the Holiday Adventure.

Residents are encouraged to join the fun from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with the highlights including sweet treats, holiday arts & crafts and a “non-melting” snowball fight.  Admission is $5 per child that is walking age or older.

Other communities across the metro have events planned this weekend as well.

For a complete list of event closings be sure to download our Go4It and 4WarnMe apps.