Festive Happenings in Ridgefield this Season

Downtown Ridgefield shows its holiday spirit.

Start getting ready for the holiday season in Ridgefield this month with exciting events from some of our favorite local organizations, including Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra! With lots of entertainment and shopping opportunities in sight, get in the spirit for a festive season around town.

Holiday Boutique in the Barn
November 13 – 22, 2020
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Get a jump on your gift shopping this year with a visit to Holiday Boutique in the Barn! In addition to art, books, jewelry, crafts, holiday ornaments, and puzzles, you’ll be able to grab a jar of the renowned Cranberry Chutney, made from a historic Keeler Tavern recipe. You can also pick up one of our Keeler Kids in a Box kits to make a holiday craft.

The Art of Giving Exhibition
November 14th – December 20th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Giving the gift of art is a way to express your love with originality and creativity. The holidays always enhance our feelings for family and friends, our love for fine food and spirits, and a real hope for the future. This year the Guild presents this exhibition of works inspired by the gift of art theme, with pieces you feel could make a great gift. Visit us in the gallery and online.

Keeler Tavern's Holiday Boutique.
The Art of Giving Exhibition at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

BSA Troop 19 2nd Annual Holiday Flower Fundraiser
Order by November 20th
Support BSA Troop 19 and purchase a beautiful holiday plant (Poinsettia, Cyclamen, or Amaryllis). Troop 19 is Ridgefield’s first Scouts BSA all girl troop. Our Troop number comes from the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution which gave women the right to vote. Orders must be received by November 20th and will be delivered the weekend of December 4th. Place your order online today!

Festive Tent Sale (CANCELLED)
November 21st – 22nd from 12-4pm
November 27 –  29th from 12-4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Due to the virus and for everyone’s safety, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists have decided to cancel the Festive Tent Sale.

39th Annual Turkey Trot – Virtual Event
November 21st – 26th
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
For almost 40 years, the Boys & Girls Club’s Turkey Trot has been an annual tradition for so many – it truly wouldn’t feel like Ridgefield without the Turkey Trot, and although a virtual format will be much different, it will still allow us to hold this beloved Ridgefield event! This year, all funds raised will immediately provide services for the most vulnerable children in our town. Children in crisis, without family guidance, with disrupted home lives, in foster care, and suffering economic hardship, all of which has been intensified due to COVID-19.

Holiday lights in Downtown Ridgefield.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
November 27th @ 6:30pm
Virtual Event streaming from Downtown Ridgefield
The community celebration, kicking off the holiday season in Ridgefield, typically brings hundreds of residents to the downtown area to watch the town sparkle and cheer for Mr. and Mrs. Claus who arrive via Fire Truck. Clearly, this is not safe due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for a way to carry on this Ridgefield tradition from the comfort of your home.

Gingerbread Home for the Holidays Fundraiser
November 27th – December 20th
Lounsbury House
It’s the most wonderful time of year to visit Lounsbury House and Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays. Tour Ridgefield’s historic downtown with family & friends for holiday shopping & dining, then walk this way for a joyful look at locally-made gingerbread homes, uniquely displayed inside our ballroom windows for responsible outdoor viewing. Vote for your favorites by visiting here and make a small donation to support House preservation efforts!

Photo credit:@mindybriar

Breakfast Kits and Virtual Meet and Greet with Santa Claus
December 5th @ 8:00am
Virtual event brought to you by The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield is excited to announce that they are one of their favorite holiday traditions right to you home! Enjoy Breakfast with Santa in your pajamas – and you will even have an opportunity for a virtual Meet and Greet with the big man himself! Purchase a Breakfast with Santa kit which will include everything you need to cook your pancake breakfast at home and all your favorite BGCR Breakfast with Santa activities – arts & crafts, reindeer food, cookie decorating, and more!

Holiday Drive-Thru Teddy Bear Tea & Storytime with Mrs. Claus
December 20th @ 10:00am
Lounsbury House
Lounsbury House has adapted its beloved annual Teddy Bear Tea for 2020 as a joyful drive-thru pick-up of delectable holiday treats & goodies for children. The fun all takes place from the comfort of family vehicles. Later on, children and their families may listen in as Mrs. Claus reads classic holiday storybooks, creatively pre-recorded by Daniel C. Levine of ACT Theatre of CT. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Let us know how you are spending your holiday season this year! Share your Ridgefield adventures with us by tagging @inridgefield