After being conducted in a drive-thru format in 2020, Union's annual Christmas Parade and children's gift giveaway looked to return to normal Friday. But that didn't happen.

While the parade went off without a hitch, attendees were asked to either leave or go to the basement at the Children's Christmas Party when a tornado warning was issued.

Many people did not take the chance on returning, with plenty of gifts going unclaimed.

The event also featured a face painter and balloon artists.

People who left before their kids received their free gift can return to the City Auditorium between 8 and 4:30 p.m. Monday to get a gift. They should bring the ticket they received.