Holiday Festivities in Ridgefield

Enjoy a merry and bright holiday season in Ridgefield! With elegantly decorated shop windows, twinkling lights, and snow-covered walkways, our town becomes a true winter wonderland during December. And, there are so many special events and activities happening in town that are sure to help you celebrate the season. So, put Ridgefield on your holiday calendar this year and make December 2018 one to remember!

Happy Holidays from InRidgefield!

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll
Downtown Ridgefield Association
November 30th & December 1st
Kick off the holiday season with the Ridgefield Holiday Stroll! This beloved town-wide event will have horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, magic shows, caroling, delicious holiday treats, and much more! Be sure to stop by the live ice scuplture (sponsored by InRidgefield!) on Friday night to see the fabulous sculpture being craved and to take pictures with The Grinch.

Love Letter
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
December 1st
Join the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra for an evening of beautiful live music. The talented violinist Tessa Lark, who will be performing a piece written for her by composer Michael Thurber, will accompany the RSO. The concert’s program also will include music from the Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.

Holiday Event
Ridgefield Historical Society
December 2nd
See the Scott House aglow with holiday lights and decorations at the Ridgefield Historical Society’s Holiday Event. Sit for a hand cut silhouette, peruse their bookshop for some unique gifts, and enjoy some festive holiday music. 

Christmas Luncheons
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
December 4th – December 8th
Come with colleagues, family, friends for this holiday fundraising tradition. Enjoy a special meal in the festively decorated Garden House.

Christmas Concert
Fountain Music Concert Series
December 7th
A festive tradition in Ridgefield, the Fountain Music Concert Series presents its annual concert of holiday carols and live music. The Festival Choir will sing some holiday favorites and they will be joined by several talented musicians. 

Teddy Bear Tea
Lounsbury House
December 8th & December 9th
Join the Lounsbury House Women’s Committee for a teddy bear tea party! Mrs. Clause will read a wonderful holiday story as children enjoy a variety of juices, cookies, and delectable treats. 

Ladies Night Out-Holiday Boutique
Lounsbury House
December 13th
Come to the Lounsbury House for an evening of wine, food, fabulous shopping, and fun activities. Local merchants will be on hand to sell their treasures and gift items for the holidays. This is a night out not to be missed!

The Polar Express
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
December 13th & December 14th
All aboard the Polar Express for a trip to Santa’s Workshop! Once at the North Pole, families will enjoy games, holiday arts and crafts, and tasty holiday goodies. Then, everyone will gather in front of the fireplace to hear the story of The Polar Express.

The Nutcracker
The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
December 14th- December 16th
Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers that come to life, and a beautiful Christmas tree will make the holidays bright for young and old!  This year’s fresh production will be presented by The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance with student and professional cast members who will delight with new choreography and costumes.

Ridgefield Chorale Holiday Pops Concert
Ridgefield Chorale
December 16th
Listen to the sounds of the season at the Ridgefield Chorale’s annual holiday concert. Hear classic and traditional holiday carols as well as contemporary songs at this joyous event.

It’s a Wonderful Life
The Prospector Theater
December 18th
Grab some popcorn and a few holiday treats! Join The Prospector as they screen the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. 

Festive Home
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Until December 23rd
Come see the sparkling lights and fabulous decorations at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ 14th Annual Festive Home. This year’s theme is “All That Glitters” and RGA is transforming their galleries into an incredible showcase of artwork and special holiday gift items.

Holiday Boutique
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Until December 24th
Find something for everyone on your list at Keeler Tavern! Their expanded gift shop for the holidays includes local and handmade items as well as beautifully crafted holiday decorations that will light up your home.

Holiday Performances
The Ridgefield Playhouse|
Throughout the month of December, the Playhouse will host several holiday concerts that will fill their theater will fabulous live music and holiday cheer. Some highlights include Ben Vereen, 98 Degrees, The Celts, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and more!

Events at The Aldrich
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Aldrich will be bustling with special activities and wonderful exhibits throughout December. Be sure to check out their fun kid-friendly workshops and artist discussions.

For more information on the above events and to see even more holidays happenings in Ridgefield, check out our events calendar