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Ridgewood Downtown for the Holidays Schedule


Breakfast with Santa December 13th

Ridgewood Chamber of commerce

Breakfast with Santa – Call for reservation 201/652-1070 Visit Santa in the Park – 12Noon to 3PM

Santa is at his house in Ridgewood-bring your list.

8:00am-12:00Noon Breakfast with Santa-The Office Beer Bar & Grill

12Noon-4:00pm Visit Santa at his house – Memorial Park @ Van Neste Square
Kilwins serving hot chocolate Weather permitting

Free Parking in Ridgewood Lots on Saturdays

The Ridgewood Village Council has approved FREE Parking in the Ridgewood metered lots on Saturday, December 13, 20 and 27.

Come shop and dine in Ridgewood!

Menorah Lighting to Celebrate Chanukah

All are Welcome!

Menorah Lighting takes place at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square – Tuesday, December 16 at 5:30PM. Lighting times are posted for the rest of the week on the fence in the park.

Gloria – A Festive Holiday Concert

NJ Choral Society – West Side Presbyterian Church

New Jersey Choral Society presents “Gloria,” a festive holiday concert Bergen and Essex County

Experience festive music of the season as the New Jersey Choral Society presents “Gloria,” a concert of sacred and traditional holiday carols on Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair. A third performance will be presented on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood. The joyous and uplifting program features John Rutter’s “Gloria”, the New Jersey premieres of “Glory to God” by Julian Revie and “Gloria” by Rick Ryan (a member of the Connecticut Choral Society) and David Hamilton’s elegant work of Christmas worship “Gloria.” Excerpts from Daniel Pinkham’s Fanfares, “Sanctus” from Verdi’s Requiem and “Bogoroditse Devo” (“Ave Maria”) by Rachmaninoff will also be featured. Some traditional carols such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” will be included as well. The chorus will be accompanied by organist Linda Sweetman-Waters, a Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and the Junior High School Chorus from the New Jersey Home School Association under the direction of Noelle Dachis. Established in 1980, the New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs three major concerts annually in Bergen and Essex counties. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and have toured internationally in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, Australia, England, and this past summer in France. Come one hour prior to concert time for The Inside Line, a complimentary lecture that provides an insightful and intimate discussion of the music for all ticket holders. Tickets are $25.00 for general admission, $22.00 for students, seniors, and patrons with disabilities and $12 for children 12 and under (add $5.00 at the door). Group discounts are also available. For reservations or more information, visit or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719. In support of the Center for Food Action, the New Jersey Choral Society will be collecting nonperishable food items at this concert. The Church of the Immaculate Conception and Westside Presbyterian Church are both wheelchair accessible. Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Breakfast With Santa – Visit Santa House December 20th
Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast with Santa – reservations at 201/652-1070 Visit Santa in his house in the park Noon to 3PM

YWCA Solstice Yoga Workshop 12/20

Introductory Classes

YWCA Offers Solstice Yoga Workshop on December 20th YWCA Bergen County will be holding two Solstice Yoga classes for all ages and levels on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Intro to Yoga, a light-hearted, introductory class taught by Colleen Fontes, a certified instructor of over 20 years, will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. A short break and refreshments will follow. At 4:30 p.m. there will be a second class, Winter Solstice 108 Sun Salutations for regular yoga practitioners, led by instructors Colleen Fontes, Fran Milde, and Christa Hughes. All participants must bring a yoga mat. Classes will be held at the YWCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood. Movement@YW members can participate for free; for non-members there is a suggested donation of $10 per person per class. Participants should be in general good health and able to sit, stand and lie down. For more information and to register, call Colleen Fontes at 201-444-5600 x351.

Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus

Holiday Concert

Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood Concerts on the calendar. First one is Sat Dec 20 at 7:30 pm at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church, and the second is Sunday Dec 21 at 4 PM.


5 thoughts on “Ridgewood Downtown for the Holidays Schedule

  1. Lots of good stuff going on — thanks JJ and everyone for a great Holiday season.

  2. Does anybody know why we have not hung the holiday balls / decorations from the street lamps downtown? What happened to them? They always look so nice for downtown

  3. 0% tax increase = no holiday balls / decorations from the street lamps downtown

  4. that cannot be serious, holiday balls cost too much? if that is really the place our leaders decided to cut it would be quite dissapointing.

  5. The holiday balls were put out a few days ago, but they somehow wound up decorating a house in Hawthorne. Weird.

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