Brownsville’s Holiday Village to be celebrated virtually this year

Organizers for the annual Holiday Village Brownsville have announced changes to this year’s traditional festivities because of COVID-19.

Instead of being an in person event, this year’s holiday season will be held virtually.

“Under the advisement of city officials, and with heavy hearts, the Executive Board of the Holiday Village will not move forward with our traditional festivities in Dean Porter Park for the 2020 season. We feel it would be imprudent and nearly impossible to responsibly socially distance approximately 1,000 visitors per night,” Jeanne Hughston, with Holiday Village, stated in a press release.

Hughston said the group hopes to resume its regular schedule next year and will celebrate this year’s holiday season virtually. “We are still in the planning stages of this new endeavor, and are seeking donations to help cover the costs of development.”

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