Whyalla's combined Lions Clubs have voted to cancel their 2021 "Carols In The Park" event citing on-going Covid-related restrictions and uncertainties.
A spokesman for Lions said that unfortunately the significant Covid restrictions which prevented the 2020 event from staging in Civic Park remain unchanged in 2021.
With only eight weeks until staging it was considered the best option was to plan forward to a 2022 re-commencement.
Stageshow Coordinator Mark Tempany (Stormfront Productions) said he was disappointed in the decision to cancel the show as the stageshow team was ready to go under a Covid-safe plan.
"But the legal liabilities associated with these on-going restrictions remain a huge hurdle to any event trying to stage in South Australia," he said.
Mr Tempany encouraged the Whyalla public to re-visit last year's online video presentation of "Carols" at www.whyallacarols.com in-lieu of being able to share a live event again this year.
"We were looking forward to seeing everyone in person on 12th December but we're now determined to make that happen in 2022" he said.