Saturday holiday events in Rusk rescheduled

by Staff reports

A slate of holiday events planned for Saturday, Nov. 28, in downtown Rusk have been rescheduled until next week, due to pending inclement weather.

“Our goal for the Hometown Christmas Experience was to create an event which allowed the community to come together and celebrate the joyous Christmas season. As the date of our event approached, we were all diligently watching the weather forecasts, and over the last several days that forecast has changed to now reflect inclement weather,” said Rusk Chamber of Commerce manager Josie Fox. “Due to the pending forecast, we are rescheduling the events originally planned on Nov. 28.”

The rescheduling impacts the lighting of “the beautiful 26-foot tree located between J&J Jewelry and Salon Grace on Main Street,” which Fox said will now be lit prior to our annual Christmas parade on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The "Lights! Santa! Action!" parade begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Rusk, while other events, such as the Christmas Bazaar, are rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

“There will be an array of vendor booths with something for everyone, so come ready to shop and to support small businesses!” Fox said. “We thank you for your understanding and your continued support of our wonderful city. Please watch our social media pages and website for additional updates.”

For additional information about the parade, contact the Rusk Chamber of Commerce at 903-683-4242 or email For official parade entry forms, contact Alyssa Walley,

Online at, and on Facebook at “Rusk Chamber of Commerce.”