Changes made to this year’s Holiday Happenings

The Red Bud Chamber of Commerce has made some changes to their annual Holiday Happenings for this year.

Holiday Happenings will be held from Friday, Nov. 22 through Nov. 30. 

From Nov. 22-30, numerous businesses in Red Bud will be hosting specials, vendors and crafts within their stores, so be sure to watch for dates and times of these events as the dates near. 

And starting on Nov. 22, shoppers may pick up a punch card from participating businesses and have until Nov. 30 to visit each business on the card. As they visit each business, they will get their cards punched and when the card is completed, they will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $100 Chamber gift certificate.

The Chamber wants to remind all that Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30, so area shoppers are encouraged to shop local first.

The Doe’s Night Out event, with the Drink Concoction Contest, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23. 

To help kick off the holiday season, on Sunday, Nov. 24, the Chamber is sponsoring a Front Porch Decorating Contest. 

This contest is replacing the former candlelight home tours. Chamber Director Julie Hudson explained that the Chamber was having difficulties getting people to open their homes for the tours, so now the Chamber is asking people to decorate their porches.

For more on Holiday Happenings, please see this week’s print edition.