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A holiday tradition on hiatus: Annual 'James River Parade of Lights' canceled

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- A yearly holiday tradition in Richmond has been canceled.

8News has confirmed the annual 'James River Parade of Lights' won't happen in 2018. The tradition usually takes place in December and features boats decorated in holiday lights. 

The boat parade the James River floats along a 14-mile route from City of Richmond to the Varina-Enon Bridge.

The James River Advisory didn't say why the parade is canceled, but says it will return in 2019.

The parade has hit some rough waters in recent years; the 25th year celebration of the annual event was postponed last year due to inclement weather.

A rescheduled Christmas in July parade was also canceled due to storms.

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