December 3 2022, 11:00am

A Storybook Christmas in Hillsboro 2022

A Storybook Christmas in Hillsboro 2022

City wide event

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Write yourself into your favorite Christmas story at Hillsboro's Storybook Christmas celebration! A Storybook Christmas combines timeless traditions with new ideas to create unique fun for the whole family!

This year Imagine Hillsboro is taking the reins and hosting Breakfast with Santa! Believers, young and old, will dine on donuts while visiting with Santa. After breakfast, take advantage of a photo op with a live reindeer!
At 11 AM the streets will come alive as carolers stroll the streets and interactive characters portray scenes straight from a children's book! The Orpheum Theatre will have two free movie showings at 11 AM and 1 PM. Family activities will be found on the street and inside many downtown businesses. Horse drawn carriage rides will run from 11 AM - 3 PM. Various performers will be showcasing their talents on the Lincoln Plaza Stage throughout the day.

A Storybook Christmas offers exclusive shopping opportunities with local merchants peddling handmade holiday wares. St Paul's Lutheran Church basement will host the annual Hillsboro Christmas Market and there will be many specialty items for sale on the street. Additional vendors will be set up at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge. Punch your SHOP HILLSBORO punch cards at any of Hillsboro's participating businesses which are sure to have the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Enjoy traditional Holiday foods, like bratwurst, Christmas cookies, and Gluhwein (mulled wine), as well as modern favorites, all served up by local businesses and clubs. There will be lots of warm (and cold) drinks being served up too!

As the sun sets gather Downtown with neighbors and friends to count down the lighting of the town Christmas Tree for the first time of the Holiday season. The lighting ceremony will kick off when The Polar Express Conductor (AKA Sheriff Robbins) plugs in the town tree. With the tree shimmering as the centerpiece of Historic Downtown, festivalgoers can wrap up the evening with a stroll around Courthouse Square to enjoy and interact with the participants of Hillsboro's re-imagined Reverse Lighted Parade.