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Shop with Fox Valley Savings Bank

On Small Business Saturday, Fox Valley Savings Bank is rewarding you for shopping small. While they are on-site at the downtown locations listed below, FVSBank will cover up to $40 of your bill if you are using your Fox Valley Savings Bank Debit/Credit Card. For customers using another payment method, they'll cover 15% of your bill (up to $30 per customer). Come early; each site is limited to $300 of FVSBank funding!

See the schedule below to see where they will have a representative each hour of the day and make your shopping plan!

Hour Location Open Hours
8:00 a.m. Wood's Floral & Gifts 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Personal Touch Flowers & Gifts 8 a.m. -  1 p.m.
8:00 a.m. The Bagelmeister 8 a.m. -  1 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Annie's Fountain City Cafe 6:30 a.m. - Noon
9:00 a.m. Victoria's Pet Nutrition Center 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Chapter 52 Bookstore 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Lillians 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Jack's Team Sports 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10:00 a.m. The Mercantile on Main 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11:00 a.m. Gallery & Frame Shop 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
11:00 a.m. What Not Shoppe 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
11:00 a.m. Brown Paper Packages 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Ubuntu Art Space 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Cujak's Wine & Coffee Bar 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Main Street Fashion 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1:00 p.m. What Not Shoppe Too 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Yummy Bones BBQ 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Take a Selfie Contest Poster

Take a Selfie Contest!

Take a Selfie while you're out shopping during Small Business Saturday and post it on social media on November 24 with the hashtag #ShopSmallFDL for a chance to WIN a $50.00 Downtown FDL Gift Certificate!

One lucky winner will be selected from all the entries. 



Santa Sightings

Santa will be spotted downtown on Small Business Saturday and throughout the season. Find Santa and his helpers at all the locations listed below.

Time Date Santa's Location
10-11 a.m. November 24 The Wood Sampler
11:30-12:30 November 24 Gallery & Frame Shop
1-2 p.m. November 24 Ubuntu Art Space
2:30-3:30 November 24 Jack's Team Sports
4:15 p.m. December 1 Christmas Parade of Lights
4-7 p.m. December 5 Fond du Lac Public Library
10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 9 Annie's Fountain City Cafe
10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 16 Annie's Fountain City Cafe
10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 23 Annie's Fountain City Cafe

Christmas Decorations

Main Street Decorations

Many thanks to Dean Health Plan for their sponsorship of our Main Street lighting, garland, and bows. This year's decor includes garland wrapped light poles and new shiny red bows on the top of each pole. The bows reflect the sunlight, keeping downtown cheery during the daytime, while the LED-lit garlands brighten the streetscape during the long winter nights. 

Glitter, Gleam, and Glow Storefront Display Contest

5 lucky people who post a photo of or with their favorite storefront will win $50 in downtown gift certificates.

Everyone is welcome to join the social media competition. Just post a photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #winterindowntownfdl through December 31.

5 winners will be chosen at random from all entrants. The business featured in the most social media posts will be recognized as the People’s Choice Winner!

Store owners can get full details in this PDF.


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Want to win $500 by shopping downtown? It’s easy!

This Holiday Season the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is making it easy to choose shopping small.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is offering $500 in downtown gift certificates to one lucky local shopper this holiday season.

The DFP wants to emphasize the importance of shopping small and shopping local all year round. The holiday season is an especially busy shopping time and we invite you to think of downtown Fond du Lac first. There are a variety of unique, locally owned businesses that offer personalized services and products.

  1. Shop in Downtown Fond du Lac and keep all your receipts.
  2. Staple all of your receipts (or copies) to an entry form.
    (Pickup an entry form at downtown businesses or click here to download a PDF.)
  3. Drop off your form and all of your receipts at 131 S. Main Street, Suite 102 or send by mail.

You will receive one entry for every $10 you spend downtown between November 1 and December 31. 

Entries must be received by December 31, 2018. 

Click here for full sweepstakes rules and details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Do I need to submit a separate entry form every time I spend $10?

A) No. Save your receipts all season long and then staple them all to one entry form. We'll do the math for you and give you one entry for every $10.

Q) I submitted my receipts, but now I spent another $10. Can I get another entry?

A) Yes! You can submit your receipts as many times as you would like over the course of the entry period, but be sure to read the answer to the next question to understand the details!

Q) Will you add all of my receipts together?

A) If you submit all your receipts on one entry form, then the answer is yes. $30 spent at numerous locations would give you a total of 3 entries. However, if you submit numerous entry forms over the entry period, the math will be done for whatever receipts are attached to each form. For example, if you spend $18 and submit your receipts and an entry form to the DFP on November 30 and then spend $12 and submit those receipts with another entry form on December 30, you will receive one entry from November 30 and one entry from December 30 for a total of two entries, even though you would spent $30 total. Based on the number of entries we receive for this contest, we simply do not have the staffing to merge your entries into one. To avoid this problem, we encourage you to submit all of your receipts with one entry form.

Q) Do receipts for gift certficates count?

A) Yes! Scroll down to purchase downtown gift certificates online and print off the email receipt to attach with any other downtown receipts.



Christmas Parade of Lights

Christmas Parade of Lights

and Community Tree Lighting

Mountain Dog Media, Lillians, and Fox Valley Savings Bank invite you to "A Christmas Card Christmas" parade full of lights and winter fun!

The annual Christmas Parade of Lights takes place in downtown Fond du Lac and runs from Rees St. south to Veteran's Park. The parade will step off at 4:15 from North Main Street and journey south to Veteran’s Park where Santa’s Tree will be lit at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Want to be part of the parade? Entry forms are due by November 23.


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