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Christmas in the Village…Downtown Ripon

11.11.2017 All day

Kick off the holiday season and discover Ripon’s unique shops and
restaurants during the annual Christmas in the Village which takes place on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, 2017. Those strolling up and down the sidewalks will find unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, furniture and more.

Additional activities include carriage rides, a live reindeer display,
visits by Santa & Mrs. Claus, and complimentary treats at participating shops. Stroll from shop to shop as you develop your holiday shopping list.  Save room for lunch and dessert at one of Ripon’s great restaurants. Visit www.downtownripon.com for a complete list of businesses.

Enjoy a day encountering the unique shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities that are available in historic Ripon, and discover the charm of small town hospitality. Information is available on the Ripon Wisconsin Facebook page (www.facebook.com/riponwisconsin) or contact the Ripon Main Street office at 920-748-7466.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Santa will arrive Friday evening, November 10th via fire truck. Santa & Mrs. Claus will make their way down Watson beginning at 6:00 pm. Children of all ages will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Mugs Coffeehouse located at 307 Watson Street in Downtown Ripon from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Parents
are encouraged to take pictures at the events. Santa will also be available on Saturday, November 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Downtown Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides.  Experience the old-fashioned nostalgia with a romantic horse-drawn carriage
ride through the historic district! The sights and sounds of the holiday
season come alive during this tour of Ripon’s historic downtown Watson Street.  The buggy, provided by WellSpring Farm, holds up to four passengers. The rides are provided on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm as well as Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Live Reindeer Display.  Santa’s Live Reindeer are returning to downtown Ripon on Saturday, November 11th  from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Before returning to the North Pole, Donner and Vixen will stop in the 200 Block of Watson Street for a visit the whole family will enjoy. The reindeer are provided by Noel Productions and are
hand-raised on JT’s Elk Valley Ranch located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Schedule:
Friday, November 10
Shopping All Day – Most Stores Open Until 8 pm
6 pm – Santa Arrives downtown
6 to 8 pm – Visit Santa at his workshop located at 307 Watson Street
6:30 to 8:30 pm – Carriage Rides along Watson Street

Saturday, November 11
Shopping All Day – Most Stores Open Until 5 pm
11 am to 2 pm – Live Reindeer in the 200 Block of Watson Street
2 to 4 pm – Visit Santa at his workshop located at 307 Watson Street
2 to 4 pm – Carriage Rides along Watson Street

Christmas in the Village (Friday, Nov. 10) – Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1254672484592927/

Christmas in the Village (Friday, Nov. 11) – Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355186568179513/