10 Cozy Things To Do In Ridgefield This Winter

We’ve been teased with some faux-spring weather over the past few weeks, but winter is not over yet. While the chill remains in the air (and snow is still on the ground!), Ridgefield has some great activities to celebrate the season before it comes to a close. Get snuggled up, or bundled up, for our top ten cozy local winter activities!

1. Get inspired by the arts

Ridgefield is home to an amazing collective of artists and organizations that work actively to bring art to life throughout the community. Let their work inspire you by taking a trip to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum or D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery, or take a trip to the Ridgefield Guild of Artists where workshops are offered and a gallery is there waiting to be explored.

Check out our Events Calendar, where we’ve compiled all upcoming events so you can find your next moment of inspiration!

Get inspired at D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery
Catch an exhibit at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

2. Sit back and enjoy the show

Escape to a different world through the experience of live theater right here in Ridgefield! Catch a show at any one of our town’s distinguished theaters. Check out what’s on stage this winter at ACT of CT, the Ridgefield Theater Barn, and The Ridgefield Playhouse. Let your mind explore as you delve into the wonderful world of live theater. View Events Calendar

On stage at Act of CT
Ridgefield Theater Barn's Piano Barn

3. Take a spin on the ice

If the season of snow calls for anything, it’s grabbing those skates and taking a few laps around the rink! Make it a family affair, a fun date, or get your friends together and hit the ice at Winter Garden Ice Arena. Programs are also offered if you’re looking to learn how to skate. Have some fun under the lights during their Disco Skate on Friday nights, or catch a regular public skate session. Slip and slide your way right into the end of winter! Learn more

Public Skate at Winter Garden Ice Arena
Disco Skate at Winter Garden Ice Arena

4. Take a class

Stick strong to your resolution to learn something new, and take an inspiring class in Ridgefield. Open your mind to a new skill; whether it be knitting at nancy O, jewelry making at the Guilded Lynx, or any number of art classes with either Ridgefield Guild of Artists or RPAC (Ridgefield Art Center and Academy). Exercise your creativity with our town’s talented collectives of artists!

Ridgefield Guild of Artists art classes
Jewelry making class at Guilded Lynx

5. Catch a flick

There’s arguably no better way to beat winter’s chill than getting cozied up with some popcorn and watching a feature film. Ridgefield’s very own Prospector Theater brings you the latest in entertainment and the best gourmet popcorn to be found! Check out a list of showtimes below to see what your next night out will be. Take a break from streaming and take a trip downtown – all while supporting an important cause!

The Prospector Theater
Don't forget the gourmet popcorn!

6. Get lost in the stacks

Take an adventure this winter with a new book. Whether you’re browsing for your next great read or looking for book clubs and lectures, Ridgefield has all you need! Head to the Ridgefield Library, where you can check out their event schedule to find an upcoming lecture or club meeting. While you’re there, pick up a few books to keep you occupied inside during the remainder of these cold (and snowy) weeks.

Make a stop at Books on the Common, where you can browse the racks to find your next cozy read. Whichever you fancy, add a book to your winter self-care.

Books on the Common staff picks
Staff #LibraryShelfies at the Ridgefield Library

7. Stop for a cozy café moment

Nothing takes the chill out of you like a nice cup of joe, and Ridgefield’s cafés are here to serve you the best barista specialties. Tazza Café will have you craving a chocolate covered strawberry with their strawberry mocha latte, Queen B Coffee Company offers divine hot cocoa to satisfy that sweet tooth, and Ross Bread Shoppe & Coffee House will keep you caffeinated with their delectable coffee drinks. Find your new favorite coffee spot today!

A sweet moment at Ross Bread
But first coffee! at Queen B

8. Indulge in some self-care

Give yourself the physical refresh you need to survive the rest of this cold front at any one of Ridgefield’s renowned salons and spas. Get rid of those stress knots with a massage at Sunshine Harmony & Healing, Susi Laura Massage or Elements Massage. Focus on specific beauty goals and treatments at The Gift MedSpa, Premier Medical Aesthetics, Morph Med Spa, Greenwich MedSpa, or Chateau Medispa, or get a refresh at Adam Broderick Salon and Spa or Whip Salon.

You’ll feel great and ready for the start of spring when you work with any of Ridgefield’s trusted health and beauty professionals!
Browse treatments

Self-love at Whip Salon
Spaaaah treatment at the Gift MedSpa

9. Savor a leisurely lunch

Take a culinary journey without ever leaving the comfort of your hometown! Ridgefield has an extremely wide array of dining options to suit every tastebud, and all you have to do is decide what you’re in the mood for. Latin lovers will go loco for Tablao Wine Bar and Tequila Escape, two amazing spots known for their unique dishes, fusion cuisine, and inventive cocktails.

Pasta or pizza on the mind? TerraSole Ristorante or 850 Degrees Wood Fired will be sure to satisfy those seeking modern and authentic Italian cuisine. For American lovers, Bailey’s Backyard will wow with their farm-to-table dishes and The Benjamin is sure to suit any looking for an upscale dining experience. Those seeking mouthwatering burgers need to look no further than Bareburger, Prime Burger, or Ancient Mariner.

Check out our Restaurant Directory to find your next great meal!

Tapas @ Tablao
Hot out of the pizza oven at TerraSole

10. Step back in time

Ridgefield is a town with a rich and vibrant history, and there’s no better way to celebrate a New England winter than embracing the warmth of your community. Head on down to the Keeler Tavern Museum where Ridgefield’s past comes to life. The museum is hosting An Afternoon Tea with the Cast of Little Women (from Ridgefield High School) on March 2nd. And don’t miss  “A Journey” Musical One-Woman Show on March 17th.

The Ridgefield Historical Society also offers programs to help the public learn about Ridgefield’s past events and influential individuals. The next upcoming event is a History Club event, which explores the street names throughout town. Come learn some interesting facts and escape the cold! Or bundle up and check out their Museum in the Streets throughout town.

Keeler Tavern Museum “A Journey” Musical One-Woman Show
Museum in the Streets

What is your favorite cozy thing to do in Ridgefield? Let us know by tagging us @inridgefield!


Ridgefield ChamberThank you to our partner, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, for supporting the Ridgefield community! To learn more about the Chamber, their Restaurant Association, and the benefits of membership, visit their website.