Holiday Happenings is this weekend

Lighted parade is Friday at 8 p.m. Santa will arrive Saturday at noon

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Happenings?

Holiday Happenings will take place this weekend from Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19.

Holiday Happenings will kick off on Friday night, Nov. 17 with the Run, Rudolph Run 5K and the annual lighted parade.

The 5K (and 1.5 mile fun run) is sponsored by St. John the Baptist Catholic School, and will get underway at 6 p.m. at the school. For more information or to register, contact the school at 618-282-3215.

Following the race is the annual lighted parade at 8 p.m. (Note that the parade has been moved back to Friday night and has a new time.)

The parade line up will be behind the NAPA Auto Parts store. Those wishing to enter a float will need to have at least 200 consecutive lights and no Santa on the float. To enter or for more information, contact any of the chamber directors or email

Be sure to watch for the Little Mister and Little Miss Red Bud, who will be riding with Santa in the parade.

For the full list of activities planned for Holiday Happenings, please see this week’s print edition.