The chilly temperatures have interrupted a Wausau holiday tradition.
Wausau Events announced there would not be a holiday parade on Friday night after all because of the frigid forecast. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low teens at best, with wind-chills expected to be between -15 and -25 degrees.
Parade organizers determined that it is in the best interest of spectators and participants to cancel the parade and encourage everyone to stay warm.
Wausau Events will still be hosting their Warming Party at the Great Hall, next to the Grand Theater. The Wausau Symphony Band will perform, and children can visit with Santa. Doors open at 6:00pm. The holiday tree lighting on the 400 block will go on as scheduled at 6:30 pm.
Wausau Events does not plan to reschedule the parade.