the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood will be holding a Downtown for the Holidays event this year, which will be in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions. Social distancing and face masks will be required. The event will be held on December 4, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The streets will be open to traffic, so we invite you to stroll on the sidewalks and enjoy the kickoff to the holidays. The Village Christmas tree, at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Broad Street, will already be lit, and will be glowing with lights, the trees in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square and at Station Plaza will be decorated with festive ornaments donated by residents, businesses, groups, and organizations; there will be a Kid’s Corner with a drawing to take home and submit for a prize; music throughout the area will be provided by various groups; dancers from Art of Motion Dance Theatre and youth from HeART in Motion Studio will perform in store windows, and be sure to take a walk to the west side of the Central Business District, through the decorated pedestrian tunnel!
Santa Claus will be appearing in the window of Panico, and The Grinch will also be appearing on a nearby rooftop. Look for another Grinch on the rooftop of The Playhouse on the west side, along with Mrs. Claus waving from a window, to all of those walking below. Our stores and eateries welcome you as we all join together, to start the holiday season!
This holiday season, there will be a “Grinch Hunt”, because we don’t want The Grinch to spoil the holidays in Ridgewood! The Grinch can be found from December 4th through December 21st, in 28 of our local stores and eateries, on both the east side and west side of the Central Business District. When you find The Grinch in a store or eatery, you will provide your contact information to be entered into a prize drawing to win one of the Grinches to bring home with you! The more Grinches that you see, the more entries you will receive for the prize drawing. Only one entry per person for each business or eatery. The deadline for entries is December 21st