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Rockettes’ Christmas show canceled due to COVID-19

The Rockettes’ “Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Four shows already had been canceled Dec. 17 after positive COVID-19 tests were confirmed among the company, according to news reports.

“We regret that we are unable to continue the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ this season,” the show said in a statement later in the day. “We had hoped we could make it through the season and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows over the last seven weeks.”

Unlike Broadway, Radio City Music Hall attendees were not required to wear masks. Performers had expressed concerns over COVID-19 protocols.

The Rockettes are among a number of other New York City shows dealing with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. “Moulin Rouge,” “Hamilton” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” all have canceled some shows due to COVID-19.

Elsewhere around the country, productions have shuttered. Several performances of “A Christmas Carol” in Los Angeles were canceled. The touring show of “Pretty Woman” also canceled shows in Chicago.

The Macy’s Parade will go on, but…

The global pandemic has put a pause on a lot of our traditions — for good reason.

Some events have figured out ways to go on — including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

And organizers plan to take a page from the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show to help plan the parade.

“Everything is going to be different,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said, CNN reported.

So what could we see different this year?

“Some is going to be virtual. There might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it’s not going to look at all of course like how we are used to. But the important thing is, the traditions will be kept in some way,” de Blasio said.