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32nd Annual

Dickens

of a

Christmas

2022

Dine Shop & Enjoy all weekend long!

THURSDAY

December 1 

American Legion Chili Supper
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
American Legion Hall, 113 E. Fond du Lac Street

Includes 22oz chili with crackers and dinner roll for $7 with proceeds to the Ripon Food Pantry.

FRIDAY

December 2 

Dress-a-Doll Contest
9:00am – 6:00pm
Ripon Public Library • 120 Jefferson St
BMO Harris Bank, 333 Blackburn St. Sponsored by Annette Klein. Cast your vote for the “Best of Show” by making a donation for area food pantries in a canister next to each doll.

Gingerbread House Contest & Display
10:00am – 8:00pm
Farrell’s Fine Furnishings • 214 Watson St
The aroma of holiday spices, candy canes, sugar gumdrops, and gingerbread will swirl through the air. The contest is hosted by Farrell’s Fine Furnishings throughout the weekend.

J’s BBQ Fish Fry Dinner *
4:00pm – 7:00pm • 333 Watson St
Dine in or carry out. A portion of sales support the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Purchase $20 tickets in advance.
Ticket details: bit.ly/3U6eJsB

Historical Society Open House
4:30pm – 6:30pm • 508 Watson St

Enchanted Forest *
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Horicon Bank • 400 Watson St
Come see beautiful christmas trees decorated by various service clubs, organizations, and civic groups. Hosted by The Ripon High School Key Club, who is supported by the donations.
Suggested donations: $2/person | $5/family.

Holiday Parade of Lights
6:30pm • Historic Downtown Ripon
Enjoy the Holiday Parade of Lights featuring area floats, musical groups, local businesses, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Cocoa & Caroling on the Green
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Village Green • 101 Seward St
Grab a cup of hot cocoa, enjoy traditional carols, visit with Santa and enjoy amazing performances by Fox Valley Fire Arts!

SATURDAY

December 3

Breakfast with Santa
8:00am – 11:00am
Mr. & Mrs. P’s Eatery • 1100 W Fond du Lac St
Enjoy breakfast with Jolly Ole St. Nick & Mrs. Claus. A portion of sales go to Traded Treasures, to purchase coats for Santa Club.
Reservations required – 920.896.0696

Maplecrest Manor Holiday Craft Bazaar
9:00am – 3:00pm • 150 N Douglas St

Dress-a-Doll Contest
9:00am – 4:00pm
Ripon Public Library • 120 Jefferson St
Marvel at local designers’ creations and vote for the “Best of Show” with donations to area food pantries in each doll’s canister, at BMO in November and at the library during Dickens. Dolls are then donated to children in need. Sponsored by Annette Klein, BMO Harris Bank & Ripon Public Library.

Ripon Historical Society OPEN HOUSE
10:00am – 1:00 pm • Ripon Historical Society – 508 Watson St.

2022 Tour of Homes *
10:00am – 4:00pm
Selected Ripon Area Homes
See some of Ripon’s beautiful and unique
homes, from a variety of decades with
exquisite holiday décor. Tickets available at Webster’s & Ripon Drug, or online: bit.ly/3TXOnc9
$15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Artisan Market
10:00am – 4:00pm
Vines & Rushes Winery • 410 County Rd. E
Local artisans display a variety of one of a kind homemade items, perfect for holiday shopping.

Ripon Model Railroad Club Open House
10:00am – 4:00pm • 635 W. Oshkosh St.
Come visit for free in the basement!

Enchanted Forest *
10:00am – 7:30pm
Horicon Bank • 400 Watson St
Come see beautiful christmas trees decorated by various service clubs, organizations, and civic groups. Hosted by The Ripon High School Key Club, who is supported by the donations.
Suggested donations: $2/person | $5/family.

Gingerbread House Contest & Display
10:00am – 8:00pm
Farrell’s Fine Furnishings • 214 Watson St
Visit Farrell’s Fine Furnishings throughout the weekend to take in the warm holiday spices, colorful candy decorations and awesome gingerbread architecture! Call to enter: 920.748.6370

The Heist Open House *
5:30pm – 7:30 • 114 Watson St
Food and Beverages for sale

Pictures with Santa at Ben Franklin
5:30pm – 7:30pm • 328 Watson St

32nd Annual Living Windows
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Historic Downtown Ripon
This year’s windows depict the theme “Christmas Characters”. Watch as windows come to life with scenes from your favorite holiday stories. Enjoy the Fruitcake Toss at the Village Green, take a horse drawn carriage ride, live music and so much more!

Sunday

December 4

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Bake Sale & Open House *
12:00pm – 3:00pm • 217 Houston St
Tour the sanctuary of Ripon’s oldest house of worship.

Dress-a-Doll Contest
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Ripon Public Library • 120 Jefferson St
Marvel at local designers’ creations and vote for the “Best of Show” with donations to area food pantries in each doll’s canister, at BMO in November and at the library during Dickens. Dolls are then donated to children in need. Sponsored by Annette Klein, BMO Harris Bank & Ripon Public Library.

Ripon College Holiday Concert
3:15pm
Great Hall in Harwood Memorial Union •
300 Seward St
Get into the Holiday spirit with an inspiring performance by Ripon College musicians.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS

Please share your address with us at the Ripon Chamber of Commerce and we’ll let our friends know where the best-decorated houses are in the Ripon community.  Click here to register!

 

Thank You to our Sponsors!