Get Ready for Ripley River Village Christmas Dec. 10-12. Events are coming together to make our 24th annual River Village Christmas the most exciting ever! The all new Taste of Ripley Christmas is going to feature delicious treats and snacks on Saturday Dec.11. Start your Ripley River Village Christmas with the Friends of the Library tree lighting on Friday night at 5:30 and stay for the free hot chocolate social and book sale and book your reservation early for Harriett Groh at Co-Hearts River House for her Holiday Happening evening of music and more. Begin Saturday at 9am with a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at First State bank and enjoy Christmas treats, then pick up your baked goods at the St Michael bake sale. Pick up your Taste Treasure Map of treats and deals at the bank and enjoy! Be sure to stop by Ripley Florist to see the Christmas Shoppe and sample the cheese balls and cider. Then drop in at Marlas Hair Studio for Christmas sausage and kraut, and visit Gils for some Christmas chili! Second Street Primitives is your place for chocolate treats and 10% off on any purchase over $50. Bristows has your free candy canes and 10% off on all gift items. Over a dozen stores will feature free food, treats, and Christmas music. Dont forget to take a trip to the east side of town for spiced tea and cookies at Tinys and get 20% off during her store wide sale. The Meetin Place is featuring home made soup for the taste and drink specials. The Ripley Museum will have the Christmas Angel Tree and themed Railroad snacks. The newly remodeled Easy Spirit Shoe Outlet will feature snacks and big discounts on shoes and purses. Be sure to shop Ripley for all your gift needs. Finish Saturday with the wonderful annual Christmas Concert at the First Presbyterian Church and have our 500+ luminaries light your way home.