A brief statement posted to the Light UP UCF website on Thursday read:
We regret to inform our Orlando community that due to ongoing public health and safety concerns and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the tough decision has been made to not hold Light Up UCF this year. The safety and well-being of our guests, employees, partners, and vendors remain our number one priority as we navigate through these times.
The popular festival of lights, rides, music, and (yes) ice skating was a local holiday staple. But the decision is not a complete surprise given that Disney has already canceled their Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional, pointing the way towards more cancellations of holiday entertainment going forward.
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