It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Ridgefield

The holiday season is here and we invite you to explore all that Ridgefield has to offer. With lots of special holiday performances, family-friendly events, and shopping all around town, it’s time to get in the spirit for this festive season!

Holiday Boutique at the Barn

November 19th – December 19th
Keeler Tavern Museum’s Carriage Barn

KTM&HC’s Holiday Boutique in the Barn is back for another season, with gifts for the whole family in a historic setting. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items: KTM&HC and Ridgefield gift items, art and books by local artists and authors, designer jewelry and crafts, Christmas cards and ornaments, puzzles, KTM&HC activity kits, and more. 

16th Annual Festive Home…Reimagined

November 19th – December 19th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

This year’s “Reimagined” theme makes an effort to re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle and up-cycle whatever we can this year, all while inspiring a creative and special holiday season. The holiday pop-up in the gallery will open on Friday, November 19th with a special preview day Open House party. All pieces of art will be on sale through Sunday, December 19th.

Ridgefield's Annual Tree Lighting

Ridgefield’s Annual Tree Lighting

November 26th
Downtown Ridgefield

Join us in Downtown Ridgefield this year for our town’s Annual Tree Lighting! The evening will include Santa who arrives on the fire truck, Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting children at the “North Pole” at Lounsbury House, and festivities throughout Main Street.

The Story Of Ebenezer Scrooge

November 27th & December 19th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

Get the whole family into the spirit of the holidays with this 45-minute retelling of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for and giving to others. Performances are Saturday, November 27th & Sunday, December 19 at 10 am and 1 pm.

Wreath Festival Fundraiser 2021

November 29th – December 12th
Woodcock Nature Center
We look forward to welcoming you to Wreath Festival! This year, you’ll have the option to choose from group tickets in our pavilion and individual tickets in our pond side tent. We will also be offering a limited number of to-go decorating kits. Get your tickets for the Wreath Festival online!

Home for the Holidays Fundraiser

All of December
Lounsbury House

With the help of our generous sponsors, creatively adorned trees will be on window display at Lounsbury House daily, and able to be viewed from our beautiful outside veranda. Don’t miss your opportunity to view and vote for your favorite while supporting this magnificent Ridgefield landmark! Voting ends on December 6th.

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll

December 3rd & 4th
Downtown Ridgefield

For more than two decades of holiday strolling, once again, our quintessential town will turn into a Norman Rockwell with musical performances, scavenger hunts, a magic show, strolling carolers, and so much more. Check Downtown Ridgefield Facebook Page for updates.

Breakfast with Santa

December 4th
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield

Santa is coming to the Club! Join us this Saturday, December 4th, anytime from 8am to 12pm for a morning of fun that includes, Breakfast, Arts & Crafts, Holiday Cookie Decorating and of course, Photos with Santa! Registration is now open.

Founders Hall Light Fight

December 9th – December 19th
All around town

The Founders Hall-iday Light Fight is a contest in which Ridgefield contestants decorate their homes or businesses with holiday lights. Founders Hall invites the public to view these light displays from their vehicles. The public will vote for their favorites by making a monetary donation to Founders Hall. The whole community is invited to participate!

Photo Credit: Ann Hermann

The Nutcracker

December 10th – December 12th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition in a magical land where sugar plums dance and flowers waltz to tell the classic tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree will make the holidays bright for young and old! Purchase tickets online.

The Italian Broadway Christmas Show

December 15th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Kick off the holidays with world-renowned jazz/pop vocalist, songwriter, entertainer and Carnegie Hall headliner Anthony Nunziata as he serenades and transports you with his soaring tenor voice singing timeless songs from the Italian, Broadway and Holiday repertoires. Purchase tickets online.

The Nutcracker – Bolshoi Ballet Encore in HD

December 22nd
The Ridgefield Playhouse

On Christmas eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie’s new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season in Ridgefield this year!