On Going Events

As friends and family begin to shop for the upcoming Holidays, the Ripon Chamber of Commerce would like to remind people of the importance of shopping local in Ripon.  Ripon offers an incredible selection of amazing shopping experiences with the ability to please everyone on your gift giving list. Businesses have gone to great measures to ensure the safety of customers, and it is the top priority to provide a safe shopping environment.  We ask  that shoppers follow all health guidelines, individual business rules, and wear a face covering while enjoying the plentiful shopping opportunities in the community. As added incentives to shopping in Ripon this season,  snap a photo with merch or a shopkeeper at a Ripon establishment and share with us on Facebook or Instagram! Use the hashtag #ShopRipon2020 for a chance to win up to $100 Chamber Dollars! Photos can be submitted from November 28 to January 3.  Photos can also be emailed to info@ripon-wi.com  In addition, keep your eyes open in local shops for special Dickens of a Christmas 2020 ornaments – FREE if you find one!  We thank all those shoppers who have supported our Ripon businesses in 2020 and look forward to seeing you during the Holiday gift giving season.  

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce along with the Ripon Area Fire District are excited to announce the 2020 Ripon Santa on Tour event.  A chance for kids of all ages to see Santa Claus this year right in their neighborhood safely.  Starting Saturday December 5, and continuing on December 6, December 12, December, 13, and December 19 Santa will be touring the city with his friends from the Ripon Area Fire District. 

Santa on Tour Schedule:

December 5  Wards 1 & 7 from 10am-12pm
December 6 Wards 8 & 9 from 1pm-3pm
December 12 Wards 11 & 5 from 10am-12pm (POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 20)
December 13 Wards 3, 4, 6, & 10 from 1-3pm
December 19 Ward 2 from 10am-12pm
December 20 Wards 11 & 5 from 1pm-3pm (RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 12)

The Santa on Tour event will make every attempt to visit each street in the city of Ripon.  All tour dates are dependent on weather and fire district emergencies.  A make up date of Sunday December 20 has been set in case it is needed.


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!

Nights of Lights 2020 Map

Join us, online, for the Dickens of a Christmas 2020 Holiday Home Showcase! This event features various rooms from festive homes throughout the Ripon community. Participants submit photos and/or videos of their homes adorned with their cheeriest holiday decor, and community members get to vote on their favorite festive spaces.  All tastes, themes, and styles are welcome! Click here to have your home featured.


 Ripon’s Dickens of a Christmas 2020 Event features Bah Humbug

Ripon, Wis. – Ripon’s Annual Dickens of a Christmas event which was to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year has been forced to make changes to the layout of the weekend due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Ripon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has unfortunately concluded that two of the large community gathering events during the weekend are unable to be held. The Dickens Holiday Parade and Living Windows events have been removed from the lineup of Dickens of a Christmas for the year 2020.

Ripon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jason Mansmith said “we are incredibly saddened that these two events are unable to occur in 2020 due to the current COVID-19 situation in Wisconsin, however in the best interest to protect the health of the community this difficult decision has been made.” The Dickens of a Christmas event for 2020 will still feature limited events that have been transferred to an online format, drive-thru events, and other highlights which will be announced in the near future. Mansmith also said, “this event is more than just another event for Ripon; Dickens weekend is a memory-filled weekend of community, cheer, and sparkle, and we are heartbroken that some of the traditional events during the weekend cannot be safely held.” The Ripon Chamber of Commerce plans the Dickens of a Christmas weekend year-round and is currently seeking committee members to help in planning. If you have an interest in helping please email jason@ripon-wi.com or call 920.748.6764. For further details on Dickens events and the Ripon Chamber of Commerce please visit www.ripon-wi.com.

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