'Munger Road' Director Named Grand Marshall for St. Charles Christmas Parade

In addition to the parade, the Holiday Homecoming weekend includes the Lighting of the Lights.

Nick Smith, who wrote and directed , will serve as the Grand Marshall for the 2011 Electric Christmas Parade.

Smith, who graduated from St. Charles before going on to Columbia College, is being honored for his contribution to St. Charles.

“We are thrilled to have (Smith) as our Grand Marshal. His work on Munger Road has brought a lot of positive attention to our city,” said Jennifer Faivre, executive director of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, in a media release.

The parade, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26 on Main Street, is part of a Holiday Homecoming weekend.

The Lighting of the Lights on the 1st Street Plaza will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

The Arcada Theatre will host free movies (a free movie also will be shown on Sunday at the theater), free horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available in Lincoln Park and Santa will visit in the 1st Street Plaza.

Munger Road is a thriller based on a local urban legend. It opened on Sept. 30 and has spread to Chicago-area theaters.

The non-profit Downtown St. Charles Partnership works to promote and revitalize the downtown. It is organizing the parade and holiday weekend. 


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