As you are aware, the San Leandro Downtown Association has been working for months to put on a special 25th anniversary celebration of It’s A Wonderful Night, scheduled for this evening, December 6, from 6-9pm. However, the national weather service has predicted a punishing storm for our area throughout the evening.

The horse and carriage crew regretfully dropped out of It’s A Wonderful Night over safety concerns. The City of San Leandro has rescheduled its tree lighting; Santa and Mrs Claus will not be present; and FunFlicks was forced to withdraw its outdoor movies, all because of safety concerns.

As an event producer, the San Leandro Downtown Association must be acutely aware of anything that could possibly be construed as hazardous or dangerous to any event attendee, regardless of the source. This is obviously a sad development for us as individual volunteers, but canceling the event is the correct thing to do.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!