2020 I-X Christmas Connection canceled as COVID-19 continues to spread in Ohio

2020 I-X Christmas Connection canceled as COVID-19 continues to spread in Ohio
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - For 34 years the I-X Christmas Connection has kicked off the holiday shopping season in Northeast Ohio, but that won’t be the case this year.

Organizers took to Facebook on Wednesday, writing “It is with a very heavy heart we announce the cancellation of the 2020 I-X Christmas Connection in response to the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the pandemic. While we have remained hopeful over the last five months, it has become extremely difficult to produce a safe event of this stature. With the growing number of Coronavirus cases and with the Governor’s order to indefinitely ban all mass gatherings, we have come to this decision to cancel.”

The 2021 I-X Christmas Connection will be held on November 19 to 21.

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Posted by I-X Christmas Connection on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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