Holiday Happenings will be Nov. 16 and 17

It will be here before you know it – the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Happenings is scheduled to take place this year Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17.

Holiday Happenings will kick off this year with the return of the Lighted Parade on Friday night.

The parade will start at 8 p.m. and will proceed down South Main Street.

The parade line up will start at 6 p.m. 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.

Serving as the grand marshal of this year’s parade is this year’s Red Bud Citizen of Achievement, Steve Kueker. Also, be sure to watch for Santa in the parade, accompanied by Little Miss and Mister Red Bud, Ava Deterding and Mason Mehring.

To enter a float or for more information about the parade, contact Julie Hudson at 618-304-2438 or email

Also Friday night is the annual Run, Rudolph, Run 5K and 1.5 mile fun run. The race will start prior to the lighted parade at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic School.

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