Or rather, make that the annual Christmas parade has been cancelled due to insufficient funding:
A holiday tradition is changing in downtown Fresno: budget cuts are forcing the city to cancel its annual Christmas parade.Somewhere, Ebenezer Scrouge is looking down upon us and scowling.
City officials tell Action News the traditional parade costs a minimum of $15 thousand.
The city has only $5 thousand for the event this year, before community sponsorships are added in.
Instead of a parade, officials say the city will host a tree lighting ceremony and holiday festival in downtown Fresno.