Don’t miss Santa’s sleigh ride

Santa only has a few scheduled visits left in the area before he returns to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas.

To help send Santa off, the Red Bud Beautification Committee will again be hosting “Santa’s Sleigh Ride,” where Santa will be escorted by the Red Bud Fire Department through parts of town on his sleigh. He will visit with those who come out of their homes while his elves pass out treats.

The schedule, weather permitting, is from dark until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 and Wednesday, Dec. 20 when Santa will travel through Red Bud.

On Dec. 19, Santa will visit the west end of town, starting in Busse Estates, Knotty Pines and SKK areas, then winding through the area behind the public schools. On Dec. 20, he will visit the area east of Locust Street, including both north and south of Market Street.

It is important to note that the sleigh cannot turn around on dead end streets and will not be able to go down every street.

(Maps for both nights’ routes can be found on the Red Bud Beautification Facebook page.)

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.