Weekend Events: Holiday Stroll in Downtown Ridgefield

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.

Downtown Ridgefield’s 13th Annual Holiday Stroll

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Ridgefield on Main Street

Description:  Downtown Ridgefield will be hosting their annual Holiday Stroll all day on Saturday, December 1st.  There will horse-drawn carriage rides, musical performances, children’s shows, ice sculpting and much, much more!  As always, we’ve heard the Santa and Mrs. Claus are even planning a stop at this year’s Holiday Stroll. If this snow continues, they’ll need Rudolph to get them here.

Bethel: Journey to Bethlehem

When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: First Congregational Church of Bethel

Cost: Free

Description: People of all ages from the Bethel community are invited to a series of fun gatherings designed to help us experience what it might have been like to journey with Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Through various activities, conversation and short video clips filmed on location in Jesus' homeland, you will deepen your understanding of Jesus’ life and times. Each gathering will begin with a potluck or pizza from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Brookfield: St. Joseph School Christmas Festival

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: 5 Obtuse Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT

Cost: Free

Description: More than 35 vendors will sell their wares.

New Milford: AWS Annual Christmas Bazaar

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: 11 Railroad St, New Milford, CT

Cost: Free

Description: The Animal Welfare Society of New Milford's Annual Christmas "Fundraising" Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 1, at the New Milford Railroad Station.

Brookfield: Holiday Tree Lighting

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Brookfield Municipal Center

Cost: Free

Description: Ring in the Holiday Season with the Brookfield Girl Scouts at the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1, at the Brookfield Town Hall.  The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. sharp and include caroling, refreshments and Santa.

Norwalk: Grand Opening of Blue Star Bazaar at Sono Marketplace

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: 314 Wilson Ave, Norwalk, CT

Cost: Free

Description: Sono Marketplace will be a year round indoor market influenced by the ambiance of European markets and food courts. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2012 and will include holiday carolers, a magician, and photos with Santa Claus.

Norwalk: St. Philip Victorian Christmas Festival

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: 23 France St, Norwalk, CT

Cost: Free

Description: St. Philip Church will host a Victorian Christmas Festival with handcrafted items, unique gifts, music and food.


Easton: Holiday Open House at the Adams Schoolhouse

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: The Adams Schoolhouse

Cost: Free

Description: Join us as we ring in the holiday season on December 2 with a special holiday open house at the historic one-room Adams Schoolhouse in Easton. Children and their families are invited to make holiday crafts and enjoy hot cider and sweet treats. Carolers from Joel Barlow High School’s Select Choir will close the holiday festivities with song and good cheer at 3 p.m. In the spirit of the season of helping others, the society is accepting non-perishable food donations for local food shelters.


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