SC town has reverse Christmas parade with stationary floats

December 5, 2020 GMT

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina town is changing up its Christmas parade because of COVID-19.

In Bluffton, the parade floats will stand still and the spectators will drive by Saturday in vehicles in what the town is calling a reverse Christmas parade.

It’s the safest way the town could think of to hold a Christmas parade with COVID-19 still spreading, officials said.

The floats will be at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from each other and none of them can throw candy or other items. The town limited the number of floats to 50.

Bluffton turned on the lights on the town’s Christmas tree on Friday, holding the ceremony on Facebook Live instead of before the traditional large crowd.