TOLEDO (WTOL) - For the first time in 47 years, Toledoans will have to miss out on the East Toledo Christmas Parade.

Denny Fairchild has taken over the parade since 1990.

Choosing to cancel it was a tough call to make for Fairchild, but the cold and rainy weather forecast forced his hand in addition to the health of those who were participating.

Fairchild and other organizers hope to try again for 2019.