First Saturday: Hometown Celebration

12/03/2022 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Overlook Park
Address: 113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

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.

Holiday Hayrides

Enjoy a free ride on our holiday hayride! Use as a shuttle to get closer to your car or to go to the next event area, or just enjoy the festive atmosphere with holiday music!

Interested in volunteering to be a hayride monitor? Visit Cogran, our new volunteer system and register as a volunteer. Then sign up for a Hometown shift after you are registered!

Stops located at: The Port parking lot, Overlook Park, and The RACC/Union Ridge bus loop! See map below.

Main Street and Overlook Park

Holiday Food & Gift Vendor Marketplace – Overlook Park, 9am-2pm

Shop from over 40 local vendors at Overlook Park from 9am to 2pm to pick up holiday food and gifts galore. Interested in being a vendor? We still have spaces available! Sign up here.

Circle of Trees – Overlook Park, 9am

Back by popular demand! We will again be running the Circle of Trees Decorating Contest! Ridgefield businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the 2022 Tree Decorating Contest. Registration Closed!
Sponsored by Columbia Credit Union

Visits with Santa – Old Liberty Theater, 10am-2pm

Complimentary visits with Santa – take your own picture with your smartphone and/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 and Soloists
12pm – View Ridge MS Choir
1pm –  View Ridge MS Band

** Enjoy Ridgefield HS small groups and solo musicians playing their instruments throughout downtown from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony – Overlook Park, 4:30pm

Come watch us light up the tree in the center of town! Celebrate with music and a performance from DanceFusion NW.

Celebration Station @ The RACC

Sponsored by IQ Credit Union

YMCA Breakfast with Santa – RACC Commons, 9am – 11am

Join the YMCA in a Breakfast with Santa at the RACC and get your picture taken! Bring a new unwrapped toy for their giving tree or a suggested $10 donation per family to benefit the open door assistance program. Register (required) here!

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. Learn more or apply to be a vendor here.

Kid’s Craft and Activity Stations – RACC Gym, 9am – 2pm

Join local organizations in the RACC gym to create a holiday craft (or 2!). Organizations include: IQ Credit Union, Christ Community Church, Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation, and God’s Word Baptist Church.

More Around Town

Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k/10k – Downtown Ridgefield, 9am Start

Register for the annual run/walk and sport your best ugly holiday sweater! Online Registration and more information. Prizes for Ugliest Sweater! Organized by Ridgefield Runners

Winter Market – Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, 10am-3pm

Vendors, Food Carts, Photo Booth, Gift Basket Raffle. Vendor space available. 10×10 booth space table & chair provided. $60 for 2 day event. Donation for raffle. Parking available for food trucks. Choose 1 or 2 days. For more information contact or 360-448-5837.

Walk & Knock – Ridgefield Residences, 9am – 2pm

The Walk & Knock is back this year! Please place a well marked bag (or bags) of non-perishable food or toiletries on your porch by 9am for pickup, or take your donation to one of the barrel locations. Learn more, donate, or volunteer by clicking here.

Bella Noche Candy Cane Lane – N 34th Ct, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Bella Noche Homeowner’s Association brings Candy Cane Lane to life! Enjoy a beverage cart, holiday lights and carols, Santa and The Grinch appearances, and more! Community Partners: City of Ridgefield, Renee Serface of Team Serface Cross Country Mortgage, Erin Musgrove of Erin Musgrove Homes, Rosauers Supermarket, and Costco.

C-Tran Shuttle to Candy Cane Lane! Park your vehicle at the Junction Park + Ride next to Country Cafe, east of the freeway. Then catch a ride on the shuttle over to N 34th Ct and back again when you’ve experienced all the fun.

RAA Gingerbread House Contest – Ridgefield Community Library, 10am – 10:30am Drop-off

Ridgefield Art Association is hosting a Gingerbread House Contest, free and open to all age groups. People’s choice winners will be awarded $25 in Mainstreet Moola. One winner in each category: Elementary, Middle, High School and Adult. Also, 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 3rd. Voting continues until December 10th at 12:00pm. Winners announced and houses need to be picked up at 12:30pm. See Facebook Event for more details.

Kids Craft Activity – Ridgefield Community Library, 9am – 2pm

Cookies & Hot Cider – Ridgefield Community Library, 9am – 3pm

The Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library will be serving free cookies and cider at the library!

Union Ridge Children’s Holiday Bazaar – Union Ridge Building B Cafeteria, 9am – 11am

Purchase student created products for $10 or less and support Kid Run Businesses!

Stay tuned as we add more events and activities to this exciting event!

Looking for vendor information? Visit our First Saturdays Vendor page.

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 with all the details.