Nothing in 2020 has been the same – and Halloween won’t be an exception. Although many popular events have been cancelled in efforts to avoid large gatherings, such as the annual Halloween Parade on Main street, there are still so many ways we can celebrate this spooky holiday within our community! We have created a curated list below with tons of great ideas to ensure your little ones have a Happy Halloween. We, at Ridgefield Moms hope you have a safe holiday full of spooky fun!
BOO your neighbors & friends with our free printable BOOGRAM! It’s simple & safe…print out this adorable poem and fill a bag of Halloween goodies and treats. Head over to a neighbors house to deliver, ring the bell & run – that’s part of the fun!
Paint the windows on Main Street (Registration Deadline: October 11)
When: Saturday, October 17
Time: 10:00-2:00 pm
Where: Main Street
*Halloween Window Painting Rain Date Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Calling all middle school and high school students! Come and share your artistic talents at our annual event. Sign up as a team or as an individual to paint the storefront windows on Main Street. This event is cosponsored by Ridgefield Parks & Recreation and the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce. We’ll supply the paint (water based tempura) and you supply the creativity. To register, please see the front desk at the Recreation Center or visit them online at ridgefieldparksandrec.org.
Socially Safe Trunk-or-Treat Event @ Ridgefield Kempo
When: Saturday, Oct. 31st (HALLOWEEN)
Time: 2 PM-5 PM (volunteers no later than 12:30 PM)
Where: Ridgefield Kempo 105 Danbury Road
RSVP: PLEASE let them know if you’ll be stopping by or staying
Trunk-or-Treat Cars will be parked in every OTHER spot! To allow social distancing and trick or treaters to stop and remain spaced.
There will be a marked path that will guide trick or treaters from car to car and around the lot safely.
In front of each parked car, there will be a taped square to suggest where trick or treaters will stop!
There will be staff and volunteers dressed as ninjas or cobra kai costumes in which can help you or trick or treaters if needed. All staff will be floating around during the event.
In the event of an emergency or questions or guidance, Sensei Wolff and staff will be in the lot the entire time.
– PARKING is permitted at 103 Danbury road and in the Kohl’s/Stop&Shop municipal parking lot.
Pumpkin Glow Stroll @ The Recreation Center Exclusively Available to Members only (due to Covid)
When: Saturday, October 24
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Center 195 Danbury Rd
Exclusively Available to Members (due to Covid)
- Glowing Pumpkins
- Family Friendly
- Halloween Decorations & Music
99 Federal Road
Open every day through Halloween, times vary so please check the website for hours.
Halas Farm Market
1st Annual Jack-o-Lantern Drive Thru
28 Pembroke Road
On 10/30 or 10/31 head to Halas Farm Market and check out their drive thru display
Links for school/group activities:
25min cook time
40min prep time
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sliced almonds
In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla, then mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees . Using your hands and working quickly, roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a finger shape. Place the fingers about 3 inches apart on an ungreased, parchment-lined cookie sheet. Stick a sliced almond on 1 end of each for the fingernails. Use a table knife to make three crosswise knuckle marks in the middle of each cookie. Bake until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook the jam over low heat until it reaches a saucy consistency. Once liquefied, remove from the heat and pour into a small bowl; dip the severed end of each cookie into the sauce.