Celebrate the Holiday season in the Ridgefield tradition with Hometown Celebration!
Enjoy the hometown holiday spirit of historic Downtown Ridgefield where you will find twinkling lights, decorated businesses, gifts, food, and holiday specials.
Main Ave and Overlook Park
Holiday Food & Gift Vendor Marketplace – Main Ave, 9AM-2PM
Shop from over 60 local vendors at Overlook Park, S Main and N Main from 9AM to 2PM to pick up holiday food and gifts galore. Interested in being a vendor? Sign up here.
Circle of Trees - Overlook Park, 9AM
The Circle of Trees Decorating Contest is back and better than ever with MORE trees!
Vote Here - now through December 9.
Voting is open December 2nd-9th, the trees will remain up through December 26.
Ridgefield Garden Club Evergreen Workshop - Overlook Park Vendor Market
9am - 2pm in Overlook Park. Kids can make and take home their own small Evergreen centerpiece in a cup or mug using fresh greens and festive decorations for FREE.
Organized by Ridgefield Garden Club
Visits with Santa - Old Liberty Theater, 10AM - 2PM
Complimentary visits with Santa - take your own picture with your smartphone or camera!
Sponsored by Ridgefield Mini Storage
Main Stage Performances - Overlook Park Stage, 11AM - 2PM
Enjoy performances by local school bands and choirs!
11am - Ridgefield HS Choir
12pm - View Ridge MS Choir
1pm - View Ridge MS Band
*Enjoy Ridgefield HS small groups and solo musicians playing their instruments throughout downtown.
Tree Lighting Ceremony - Overlook Park, 4:30PM
Come watch us light up the tree in the center of downtown! Celebrate with a performance from DanceFusion NW, holiday carols, and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last)!
Celebration Station @ The RACC
Sponsored by iQ Credit Union
Free hot chocolate from Sparrow City Church in the RACC Lobby!
YMCA Breakfast with Santa - RACC Commons, 9AM - 11AM
Join the YMCA for breakfast catered by Chick Fil A and get your picture’s taken with Santa Claus. Bring a new unwrapped toy for our giving tree or a suggested donation of $15 per family to have breakfast and pictures taken with Santa.
All toys donated in Ridgefield will be donated to the Ridgefield FCRC. All other proceeds will benefit scholarships for our youth programs.
Breakfast with Santa is sold out, but a waitlist is available.
Kids Crafts & Activities Stations - RACC Gym, 9AM - 2PM
Join several local organizations and the City of Ridgefield with kid friendly activities and crafts, free of charge! Activities include sugar cookie decorating, ornament creation, winter carnival games, and more.
Organizations involved: iQ Credit Union, Ridgefield Multicultural Initiative, Clark College Softball Team, Gods Word Baptist Church and Christ Community Church.
RAA Chickadee Bazaar - RACC Gym, 9AM - 2PM
Ridgefield Art Association's annual Chickadee Bazaar is back! Check out the arts and crafts, handcrafted by local artists. Registration and more information to come.
More Around Town
Downtown Business Decorating Contest
Take a walk around Downtown Ridgefield and enjoy all of the holiday decorating done by businesses!
Vote here for your favorite December 2nd-9th.
Home Decorating Contest
Nine homes have submitted their address to our Home Decorating Contest. Addresses and suggested route available at the voting link.
Vote here for your favorite December 2nd-9th.
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k/10k - Downtown Ridgefield, 9AM Start
Registration for the annual run/walk -
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Bib number pick up begins at 7:30AM
Day of Race Registration: 7:30AM to 8:45AM
5k and 10k Start 9:00AM
10k Walkers start at 8:30AM
Organized by Ridgefield Runners
2nd Annual Winter Market - Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene
December 1st - 5PM-8PM | December 2nd - 10AM-3PM
Holiday Hayride - 10AM-2PM
Hop on board our complimentary holiday hayride, making several stops around town, you'll be able to enjoy activities throughout downtown! Skip the walk and take a ride.
Stops located at:
Waterfront Parking Lot
Union Ridge Elementary Parking Lot
Gingerbread House Contest - Ridgefield Community Library
December 2nd - 9th, 10AM
Age Groups: Elementary, Middle, High School and Adult. The Gingerbread Village category is open to all ages. The base of the entry MUST NOT EXCEED 18" x 18". Bring entries to the Community Library from 10:00am - 10:30am on December 2nd. Voting continues until December 9th at 12:00pm.
Sponsored by the Ridgefield Art Association
Complimentary Cookies and Hot Cider - Ridgefield Community Library
December 2nd, 9am - 2pm. Community Room at the library.
Reach out for volunteer opportunities.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library
Pet Photos with Casual Santa - The Neighborhood Refuge, 10am - 12pm
Enjoy hot cocoa and pet photos (families welcome too) with casual Santa at Neighborhood Refuge next door to the Overlook Park festivities. Hot Cocoa from Ice Cream Renaissance on site sponsored by Team Serface of CrossCountry Mortgage LLC.
Bella Noche Candy Cane Lane - N 34th Ct, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bella Noche Homeowner's Association brings back Candy Cane Lane for the second year! Enjoy lights, caroling, cookies and cocoa. Guest appearances by Santa and the Grinch! FREE event. New coats, winter gear and monetary donations are accepted to benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center - but are not required for entry. Can’t make it? Don’t worry - the lights will be up all month in December for you to drive through and enjoy! Learn More.
C-Tran Shuttle for Candy Cane Lane - C-Tran is offering free shuttle rides to and from Candy Cane Lane! Park your car in the RORC Parking Lot (3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642) and take the bus to N 34th Ct. The shuttle will be running 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Acoustic Guitar Summit - Annual Holiday Show - Old Liberty Theater, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Walk & Knock Food Drive - 8:30AM - 12PM
The Walk & Knock Food Drive coordinated by the Ridgefield Lions Club collects approximately 250,000 lbs. of food on this important day. About 8-12,000 lbs. of food are collected right here in our Ridgefield Community. The food collected helps feed the hungry throughout our county until about April of the following year.
Please consider putting out a grocery bag on your porch by 9:00 am on Saturday, December 2nd.
Looking for vendor information? Visit our First Saturdays Vendor page.
Annual Ornament Hunt - Coming Soon!
Following Hometown Celebration, keep an eye on the City's social media for weekly locations of hidden limited edition 2023 ornaments.
Are you a business or organization planning something on this day? Let us know so we can share the details on this page! Send an email to Events@ridgefieldwa.us with all the details.
Circle of Trees
The Circle of Trees Decorating Contest is back and better than ever with MORE trees! Ridgefield businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the 2023 Tree Decorating Contest.
The community will then vote for their favorite tree, starting at 9AM on December 2nd's Hometown Celebration.
Location: Overlook Park lawn and splash pad
Voting Period: December 2nd - December 9th (decorated trees available for viewing through Dec. 26th)
Holiday Decorating Competition
This is the first year the decorating contest is available city-wide! Competition entry is limited to those holding an address within the Ridgefield city limits. Voting will be held online for each category, competing for the title of “People’s Choice” along with some special awards, to be announced.
- Individual Residential
- Downtown Businesses
Voting Period: December 2nd - December 9th