Omicron has been the scrooge of the 2021 holidays as fear still lives around many people. The Bay Area and Southern California New Years’ Eve events were cancelled in order to discourage large gatherings amid the COVID-19 surge.
Spiking COVID-19 cases are causing a lot of event cancellations around SoCal, but one new year’s tradition is still set to make a big comeback. The bleachers along the Rose Parade route are expected to be packed with people on Saturday, with a lot of spectators — required to mask up to attend — excited for the parade and the return of the Rose Bowl.
In El Centro, The Vibe Event Center postponed its DJ End of Year event due to COVID concerns.
The Holiday Bowl at Petco Park was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday, because of COVID-19 protocols within UCLA’s program. North Carolina State was seen leaving San Diego on Wednesday morning, with fans frustrated. UCLA called off its Hollywood Bowl game against NC State just hours before the game was set to start, due to COVID-19 issues within the team.
Also Tuesday afternoon, the “Hamilton” production taking place at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre cancelled its shows through Jan. 23, 2022, due to COVID-19 outbreaks.