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Festive Events Happening in Ridgefield this Holiday Season

The most wonderful time of the year is here! With Ridgefield’s streets adorned with twinkling lights, front porches decorated with red bows and garland, and classic holiday melodies coming through the radio… it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Ridgefield.

This month, make sure to experience the best of this magical season in Ridgefield with special holiday performances, festive family-friendly events, and one-of-a-kind gift finds at our wonderful local shops to complete your holiday shopping.

‘Snow Place Like Home’ Collaborative Fundraiser

December 1st – December 12th
Lounsbury House

This year’s ‘Snow Place Like Home’ event will feature select decorated trees (snow people) on display in our first-floor windows of Lounsbury House. Visitors are invited to walk the grounds, view the beautiful window displays, and vote online for their favorite snowperson(s).
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Ridgefield Holiday Stroll

December 2nd & 3rd
Downtown Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s beloved Holiday Stroll will feature “Date Night” on Friday with festive holiday musical performances, horse and carriage rides, fun and festive offerings from local businesses, and more! On Saturday, enjoy fun activities for the whole family including a scavenger hunt, magic show, and breakfast with Santa!
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Super Nifty Holiday Bash

December 2nd – December 18th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

Join Ridgefield Theater Barn for this nostalgic throwback to the Christmas TV specials of yore with some modern touches! This festive musical will feature traditional and non-traditional holiday songs that casts a side-eye on the holidays.
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Breakfast with Santa

December 3rd
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield

Santa is coming to the Club! Enjoy a festive morning filled with holiday cheer and joy featuring breakfast, arts and crafts, holiday cookie decorating and of course, photos with Santa! Registration ends Thursday, Dec 1st.
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MAGIC

December 3rd
Clune Auditorium at Wilton High School

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to world-class performances of marvelous music is our history and our future! Under the direction of Maestro Yuga Cohler, the orchestra, along with renowned soloists and special guest artists, presents extraordinary evenings of music sure to engage, entertain and inspire.
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Shoebox Gifts Drive

Through December 4th
Jesse Lee Church

Jesse Lee Church, the Town of Ridgefield Social Services, the Association of Religous Communities in Danbury and generous Ridgefielders, are coming together to make Shoebox Gifts for seniors and kids in need in our communities this holiday season. The deadline to contribute shoeboxes is Sunday, December 4th.
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Family Sunday at Keeler Tavern Museum

December 4th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Visit the museum on the first Sunday of every month for fun family-friendly experiences and activities for all ages! This month visitors can make star ornaments using straw, pushpins, wood boards, and needle and thread. Drop in any time between 1pm-4pm to participate in the activity, led by KTM&HC Director of Education Melissa Houston.
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Art of Giving Art Exhibit

December 4th – December 23rd
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Get started on your holiday shopping with creative and one-of-a-kind gifts at the RGOA’s Art of Giving Art Exhibit! The exhibit takes over the gallery, with everything from gift-sized wall art to a small selection of unique handmade items in 3-D. A Holiday Party and Art Auction fundraiser kicks off the exhibit on Saturday evening, December 3rd from 5-7pm.
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Annual Christmas Concert

December 4th
First Congregational Church of Ridgefield

This concert will feature the children’s choir, adult choir, handbells, worship band, soloists, brass quartet, and more! The program will end with a sing-along of all your favorite Christmas carols and hymns, led by professional brass players. This is a great opportunity to come and sing with the choir for just a few weeks and lift your voice in community with others!
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Marie Osmond – A Symphonic Christmas

December 7th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Entertainment icon, Marie Osmond, is coming to Ridgefield to spread holiday cheer with her Symphonic Christmas Tour featuring members of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra! The iconic, multi-platinum selling artist and CMA winner will perform holiday favorites as well as her Billboard chart-topping singles from her more than five-decade career.
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The Nutcracker

December 9th – 11th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Add a touch of magic to your holiday season! Visions of sugar plums will dance across the stage as the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance presents Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, under the director of Mary Beth Hansohn. Invite your friends and family to see these young dancers create the magical world of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker!
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Founders Hall Light Fight

December 9th – 18th
All around Ridgefield

Light displays will be available for the public to enjoy from their vehicles in the annual “Light Fight” and viewers can then vote for their favorite(s) by making a donation to Founders Hall’s diverse programs. This event is inspired and brought to light in 2020, offering residents and business owners an opportunity to “deck the halls” and spread holiday cheer and goodwill.
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Wreath Festival

Through December 10th
Woodcock Nature Center

This popular annual event pairs decorating a 24” balsam wreath using unique materials while relaxing by a roaring fire among friends. The festival welcomes nearly 400 guests and raises over $70,000 for the nature center’s programs in environmental education. We look forward to welcoming you to Wreath Festival soon!
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Ridgefield Chorale Holiday Pops Concert

December 11th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

It’s time for the Ridgefield Chorale’s Annual Holiday Pops Concert! Proceeds from the holiday concert benefit RVNAhealth Well-Child Clinics for uninsured children. Thank you to the sponsors, The Kinne Family, Blandine Lewine, Stephen & Patricia Ross, The Stockel Family, and McLaughlin & Stern.
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Jewish Caroling – The Music of Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and Carol Leigh

December 11th
Congregation Shir Shalom

Enjoy the wonderful music of the Caroles with Debbie Zecher, cabaret singer and rabbi. Open to the community, no fee. Reception following concert.
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Darren Criss – A Very Darren Crissmas

December 16th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor, singer and Glee favorite, Darren Criss, will make his Ridgefield Playhouse debut to celebrate the holiday season! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the season with songs from his recent holiday album, A Very Darren Crissmas.
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Christmas With The Celts

December 17th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Add a touch of Celtic flair to the holiday season with Christmas with the Celts! An annual tradition, the show returns featuring The Ashurst Academy Irish Dancers. The Celts lineup stars, Ric Blair on vocal-guitar-bodhran and piano along with the lovely Sinead Madden from Dublin, Ireland on vocal and fiddle complemented by an array of top-flight musicians on uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, five-string bass, drums and of course, the crowd pleasing Irish dancers.
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Holiday Boutique in the Barn

Holiday Boutique in the Barn

Through December 18th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

The Holiday Boutique in the Barn is back! Shoppers will find a wide variety of items: holiday merchandise, from fair trade ornaments to festive paper goods and Christmas crackers; home décor, including hand-loomed pillows, wreaths, candles, and ceramic bowls and cake stands; accessories like jewelry and scarves; and books and toys for kids. Open Thursdays through Sundays, 11am-4pm. Learn more

Chanukah Village Walk

December 18th
Main Street Ridgefield

Downtown Ridgefield goes Chanukah! ALL are welcome to join the Annual Chanukah Village Walk! Enjoy an enriching holiday experience for the whole family as Main Street Ridgefield celebrates Chanukah 2022. Stop by local vendors for exciting Chanukah Festivities.
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It’s A Wonderful Life – 75th Anniversary Screening

December 21st
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Embraced as a cherished holiday tradition by families around the world, Frank Capra’s heart-warming masterpiece now celebrates 75 years with this big-screen event. George Bailey sets aside his dreams of world travel to run his father’s small community bank, and a visit from a kindly angel will show George how the life of one good man can change the world forever.
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The Ridgefield Grinch

All Month
All around Ridgefield

It’s that time of year again! The Grinch Mobile is all spruced up to go out visiting all the little ones in Ridgefield. This year is dedicated to the memory of Logan Hale and to continuing his mission of putting video games into the hands of children undergoing treatment in hospitals. Families can sign up to have the Ridgefield Grinch visit or make a donation of support.
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For all the latest events in Ridgefield, visit our Events Calendar and follow us at @inridgefield!

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

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