In the Loop What's going on in and around town

In the Loop provides you with a variety of opportunities to see and enjoy what Ridgefield and its surrounding areas have to offer.

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15 Indoor Kid's Activities Near Ridgefield


Don't let yucky weather get you down. There's plenty of fun indoor activities in the area.  From fish to trampolines, click here for more info.

Small Works! Art Show

Saturday, November 1st through Sunday, December 21st

New Canaan Society for the Arts

The Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park

The Small Works! art exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center highlights small scale art. The work on view by 50 artists, mainly from Connecticut and New York, range from delicate drawings, paintings, and photographs to finely crafted sculpture and ceramics.  Click here for more information.

Art Exhibit - Dancing Leaf Portraits and More by Thomas Bernsten

November 1 – December 28.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition the artist seeks "to express in my work a feeling of profound optimism, wonder, joy, and beauty. For example, "while walking one winter day across a frozen pond I glanced at my feet. The leaves encased in the ice mesmerized me. In a moment of grace, the concept of expressing that moment came to me. It would become a collection of photographs and sculpture entitled "Dancing Leaves Portraits." Bernsten's portraits of leaves convey a moment of beauty and gesture, and take an abstract approach to nature. Exhibit runs through December 28th.

The 10th Annual Festive Home…Be Brilliant!

Saturday, November 22 – Tuesday, December 23 with extended shopping hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.  (FREE) Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Ridgefield Guild of artists celebrates a very special year, the 10th Annual Festive Home and the 40th Anniversary of the Guild, with a splash!  The usual preview party will be bigger and better on Friday, November 21 from 6-8pm at the Guild.  Be the first to see the show and enjoy a celebration with food, music and more.  Entry fee is $40.  Come visit the Guild as the white gallery walls transform into a magical holiday emporium. The Guild is located at 34 Halpin Lane.  For more information, visit or call 203.438.8863.

Holiday Stroll – Main Street, Downtown Ridgefield

Friday Evening December 5 & All Day Saturday December 6

Downtown Ridgefield will host its Annual Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 5 at 6pm and all day on Saturday, December 6, 2014. There will be horse-drawn carriages, musical performances, children's shows, ice sculpting and more! Bring the entire family and, in the spirit of community, please remember to Shop Ridgefield for all your gift-giving needs!

Postcards For The Troops – Lion’s Club of Ridgefield

Friday, December 5th, 6:00-9:00pm – Ridgefield Main Street, part of the Holiday Stroll (FREE)

The Lion’s Club will be doing their Postcards For The Troops event on Friday night of the Holiday Stroll.  Look for their signs.  They will have 800 cards for you to write and then they will mail them off to our Ridgefielders serving in the Armed Forces.  This is FREE to all who stop in.

Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Celebration – Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

A morning your child will never forget  A festive pancake breakfast with Santa Claus & fun in Santa's Workshop including games, crafts, writing letters to Santa, photos with Santa (please bring your own camera), cookie decorating and more.  For parents, the Ridgefield Rotary will be having an Amber Alert registration. Cost: $8 per adult, $6 per child ($30 maximum per family) OR $10 per child (grades 4-8) for drop-off.  Tickets are available at the Club's Front Desk.  All are welcome, but the Club asks that you purchase your tickets in advance so they can properly plan their food order.

Holiday Cocktail Party - Keeler Tavern Museum

December 6, 2014 - 7pm - 10pm, 132 Main St. Ridgefield

Toast the season with cocktails, fancy hors d’oeuvres and live music in the festively decorated Garden House. Then take a stroll down to the heated Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn for a private preview of the Tina Sturges Holiday Art Exhibit.  For more information: Keeler Tavern Museum

Music for Youth presents violinist, Kristin Lee, Pequot Library in Southport

December 13th, Saturday, 2 PM

No tickets needed, but adults should be accompanied by a young person aged 5 to 18. Winner of the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee has been praised by The Strad for her “rare stylistic aptness.” A violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique, Ms. Lee enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist and chamber musician.  For more information click here

Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus – Lounsbury House

Saturday, December 13 – 11:00am and 1:00pm.  $15 per person

Join Mrs. Claus for a Ridgefield Tradition, Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus.  Hosted by the Ridgefield Community Cetner Women’s Committee, the tea includes:  tea and cookies, Mrs Claus storytime, picture opportunity with Mrs. Claus.  Also – bring in a letter to Santa and Mrs. Claus will personally deliver it AND children on Santa’s “good list” will receive a special Christmas present from Mrs. Claus.  Reservations required, click here.

The Ridgefield Chorale Holiday Concert - Jesse Lee

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4:00pm

The Ridgefield Chorale will present our annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 14 at 4 pm at Jesse Lee Memorial Methodist Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield.  Suggested donation of $15/adults and $10/seniors and students.  All proceeds will benefit KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support, which provides free music lessons to kids in Bridgeport, CT.



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