CAPITAL REGION -- Two local holiday events originally scheduled for Saturday night were postponed Friday in light of a weather forecast calling for heavy rains Saturday evening.
The Gloversville Christmas Parade, originally slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, was postponed one week to Saturday, Dec. 1.
The parade is expected to be the biggest its been since moving from nextdoor-neighbor Johnstown in 2015. This year it will feature six divisions and multiple special guests. It draws spectators from all around Fulton County and nearby Saratoga County.
In Schenectady County, Glenville town officials postponed Saturday's town tree lighting one day. Now, the lighting will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. The event will still take place at the Town Clock at the corner of Route 50 and Glenridge Road in Town Center.
All activities are still planned, including a visit from Santa Claus, music by the Scotia-Glenville Chorales, and free hot chocolate, candy canes and other treats. The U.S. Marines will be on-hand to collect toys for their Toys for Tots program, so town residents are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to share with a child in need.
Organizers with both events cited the forecast for heavy rains.