Kris Kringle Tour
December 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get Ready to Jingle All the Way: Racine’s 6th Annual Kris Kringle Tour Unwraps Festive Fun
Brace yourself for a winter wonderland of delights at the 6th annual Kris Kringle Tour, presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation and O&H Danish Bakery, on Saturday, December 9, from 11 am to 2 pm. This magical event invites you to savor the sweet essence of Racine’s Danish heritage by indulging in delectable Kringle flavors across more than 30 downtown locations – all for free!
But wait, there’s more! The Park High School choir is set to enchant audiences with a medley of holiday songs at Divino Gelato (11 am-11:30 am) and Red Onion (12 pm-12:30 pm), adding an extra dash of festive cheer to the experience.
And guess who’s dropping in to make the season even brighter? The Grinch himself! Catch him at Divino Gelato from 11:30 am to 12 pm and at Red Onion from 12:30 pm to 1 pm for free photo opportunities. But that’s not all – he’ll be spreading holiday joy by handing out over $500 in local gift cards on Main Street from 12 pm to 12:30 pm. Don’t miss the chance to snag some unexpected goodies!
“The Kris Kringle Tour is the ultimate family and friends outing, a fantastic way to support our local businesses, and a toast to Racine’s legacy as the Kringle capital of the world,” exclaimed Kelly Kruse, Executive Director at the Downtown Racine Corporation.
While you’re immersing yourself in the festive spirit downtown, why not fuel up with breakfast, lunch, coffee, or a drink? Experience firsthand why Downtown Racine transforms into a magical haven during this joyous season. Plus, it’s a golden opportunity to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, all while championing local businesses that could use a little extra love this holiday season.
“Racine loves its Kringle! That’s because the people of Racine learned before any others that Kringle, the sharing pastry, makes any size gathering better. Here at O&H, we are honored to bake our Kringle for you to enjoy with others,” shared Eric Olesen, owner of O&H Bakery.
Need a guide for this adventure? Kris Kringle maps are your trusty companion, available at racinedowntown.com, on the Downtown Racine Facebook page, or for pickup at the Downtown Racine Corporation office (425 Main St.) starting December 5.
And because we believe in spreading joy without any hitch, metered parking will be free all day. Please note that parking times will be enforced to ensure a smooth flow of spaces – exclusions apply to all ramps with gates and the Lakefront Lot.
While you’re strolling through this winter wonderland, don’t forget to cast your vote in the Holiday Window Decorating Competition. Marvel at the whimsical winter wonderlands crafted by downtown merchants, and make your voice heard either in-store or on our Facebook page by ‘liking’ your favorites. The contest will conclude on December 10.
Get ready to unwrap the magic, embrace the spirit, and make memories that twinkle with the joy of the season at Racine’s Kris Kringle Tour!