Celebrate the Holiday season in the Ridgefield tradition with Hometown Celebration! Things look a bit different this year, but there are still ways to celebrate the season, connect with your community, and enjoy a town flooding with holiday cheer. Join us for activities around town, online activities, a Drive-Thru Tree Jubilee, and more!
DECORATE! One way to spread holiday cheer is with holiday lights and decorations! This year, we invite all residents of Ridgefield to decorate for the holidays in some way, whether it be your door, your window, or your whole house! If you are within city limits, Santa will be choosing and awarding the best decorated homes on Saturday, December 5th from noon-3PM, submit your address here to be considered! The winner will be awarded with a trophy, a decorative wreath from the Ridgefield Lions Tree Stand, and recognition on our website and social media!
Downtown Ridgefield will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the month of December with lights and decorations galore! Take a drive through downtown with holiday music on in the car, or bundle up and take a walk. You will find holiday villages displayed in windows, garland, wreaths, holiday selfie stations, and more. Enjoy the holiday charm of Downtown Ridgefield.
Bonus! Ridgefield Main Street and the City of Ridgefield will be running the annual Downtown Business Holiday Decorating Contest again for 2020. Online voting begins on the day of Hometown Celebration, Saturday, December 5th and runs through December 16th. Let us know you are participating by emailing Events@ci.ridgefield.wa.us by 12PM on Friday, December 4th.
- Help Decorate the Temporary Library! Use a coffee filter to make snowflakes to be hung in the windows of the library in time for Hometown on December 5. You can pick up a kit at the library, or use your own filters. Place the finished snowflakes in a bag and return it to the book drop at the library by November 30th. They will be displayed through the month of December.
Online Holiday Vendor Marketplace
While we are not able to have our traditional Holiday Food & Gift Marketplace at Overlook Park, we will be gathering a host of holiday vendors that are offering low or no contact solutions to traditional booth vending. Browse online for holiday gifts, decorations, snacks, and more. We are currently working on filling the marketplace, so it is not available yet, but check back on Saturday, December 5th for the link!
Want to be included in the marketplace? Vendors submit your information here.
Drive By Santa Decorating Contest
Ridgefield Neighborhoods, Saturday, December 5th Noon-3PM
Have you decorated your home for holidays? One excellent way to spread holiday cheer is with holiday lights and decorations! This year, we invite all residents of Ridgefield to decorate for the holidays in some way, whether it be your door, your window, or your whole house! On Saturday, December 5th, from Noon-3PM our special guest Santa will travel around town to drive by and admire your handiwork and reward the best decorated home.
Submit your address (within city limits) here by Noon Friday, December 4th to be added to Santa’s drive-by list. Santa will begin in Downtown at Noon and make his way through Ridgefield neighborhoods – be on the lookout for a decorated City of Ridgefield truck!
The winner will be awarded with a trophy, a decorative wreath from the Ridgefield Lions Tree Stand, and recognition on our website and social media.
Drive Thru Tree Jubilee
Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex, Saturday, December 5th, 5PM-7PM
Gather your family in the car with a few blankets and head to RORC between 5PM-7PM on Saturday, December 5th for a drive through light show, tree decorating contest, and Hometown Staycation goodie bag!
Our drive through experience will feature bright, beautiful lights, fun inflatable displays, live radio broadcast, the giant Ridgefield Lions tree, and a tree decorating contest. You will be the judge in the People’s Choice tree decorating contest – multiple Ridgefield non-profits and businesses are decorating a tree for you to admire and vote on right from your mobile device.
Calling all Ridgefield businesses and organizations for a tree decorating contest!
We want YOU to decorate a tree for our Drive Thru Tree Jubilee on Saturday, December 5th! Entry is simple, sign up here to let us know you will decorate a tree, then simply show up and decorate it. All trees will be provided and assigned by the City. You will find your assigned tree at RORC starting at 3PM Friday, December 4th. Trees must be decorated by 4PM on Saturday, December 5th and taken down by 7PM on Monday, December 7th. *All organizations that decorate a tree will be recognized as sponsors of the 2020 Hometown Celebration on the City website and social media. The winning tree will receive special recognition.
Sign up here to reserve your spot!
Hometown Staycation Activities
Find holiday crafts and activities online here starting Saturday, December 5th or pick up an activity bag full of craft supplies, activity instructions, Hometown swag and more at the Drive Thru Tree Jubilee @ Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex from 5PM-7PM on Saturday, December 5th (while supplies last).
Arts Quarter Ornament Hunt
Explore the Downtown Arts Quarter and see if you can find a commemorative Hometown Celebration 2020 tree ornament! 20 ornaments will be hidden in the Arts Quarter on December 5th, and another 20 on December 12th. Enjoy a walk while you search for an ornament to collect! If you find an ornament, share your find with us on social media using #HometownOrnamentHunt
*Please only collect one ornament per household so everyone has a chance to participate.
Walk & Knock is Drive & Drop
View Ridge Middle School, Saturday, December 5th, 9AM-2PM
During these challenging times, the annual Walk & Knock Food Drive will continue supporting those in need in our community. Bag folding and door to door collection will not be happening in 2020. Rather, community members have three options to support Walk & Knock:
- Drive & Drop: Instead of sending out bags and having thousands of volunteers collect them on Dec. 5th, Walk & Knock is asking you to bring donations of non-perishable groceries or toiletries to one of eight drop-off sites throughout Clark County. Volunteers will unload them from your vehicle to reduce risk. The Ridgefield location is View Ridge Middle School – View Drive & Drop Locations here.
- Donate Money: You can also make a financial contribution. All the money collected goes directly to the Clark County Food Bank to help those in need. Checks can be sent to PO Box 353, Vancouver, WA 98666, payable to Interservice Walk & Knock. Credit card donations can be made online here.
- Donation Barrels: Walk & Knock will also have drop-off barrels from Dec. 1 – 14 at all Riverview Community Bank, Les Schwab Tire Center and Cost Less Auto Parts locations. View a map here.