Thebarton’s West End Brewery has cancelled its two popular community events, pointing to COVID-19 as the reason behind the decision.

The traditional Christmas lights display along the banks of the River Torrens will not go ahead this year.

Meanwhile, the unveiling of the SANFL Premier’s club colours will not be a public event following the 2020 season.

The lack of sufficient space to allow for social-distancing around the brewery has been blamed for the cancellations.

The Advertiser reports that the brewery’s parent company Lion Nathan had been planning for an event with socially-distanced crowds but decided that it was not possible.

“We want to do everything we can to keep the SA community as safe as possible at the moment,” Lion Nathan said in a statement.

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