We received the following press release from the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.
After much deliberation and considering all the options, it is with great sadness that Lowell Area Chamber Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Christmas Through Lowell event.
This decision has not come easy. We have consulted with Kent County Health Department for their expertise. Currently Region 2 (the Greater Lowell Community) is under Executive Order 2020-110 that set limits to the number of people who could safely gather for indoor and outdoor events.
The uncertainty and overabundance of caution are the main reasons for the cancellation of the traditional “Christmas Through Lowell.” Encouraging gatherings into private homes is not prudent or safe. We also understand the impact it will have on our business community. We hope that our community will stand behind this decision and support locally. The board will be looking at other ways to hold smaller intimate events throughout the holiday shopping season.