Organisers from Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee reluctantly made the decision to call it off because of ongoing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.
Julie Dalton, secretary of Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee, said: “Although we are slowly coming out of lockdown, social distancing can’t be guaranteed and the safety of the community must be our first priority.
“Should we experience a second wave of Covid-19 as we approach the date for the switch on, cancelling at a later stage will be even more disappointing
“The Western Train Tram which we would have booked for the Lantern Parade is undergoing a renovation and there is no guarantee that it would be ready in time.”
The committee has reassured residents that there will still be five large Christmas trees in their usual positions together with illuminated trees at Fisherman’s Walk and the Pocket Park.
It is also hoped that Lord Street and North Albert Street will have different decorations this year
Julie added: “It is a shame that not only this event but so many others have had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, so we look forward to a year of community events in 2021.”