Revel In The Merry Beauty Of This Town's Holiday Gathering

Since the 1890s, the New England town of Ridgefield, Connecticut has played home to five Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, two presidents of the National Academy of Design, famous Architects, Innovators, Authors, Actors and Musicians. Today, Ridgefield's arts community is still thriving. With the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Ridgefield Playhouse, The Prospector Theatre, the Ridgefield Theater Barn, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, there are plenty of places to get a culture fix in town. To honor the big roles that the arts and the community play in the personality of the town, each holiday season Ridgefield does something unique to honor both.


The town has hosted The Annual Holiday Stroll and it has been part of Ridgefield's cultural calendar for the last 18 years. The stroll takes place each year in Downtown Ridgefield on the first weekend in December, and attracts folks from the community itself and the surrounding towns to join in the Holiday festivities!

Complete with a beautiful Festival of Lights, musicians, ice sculptures, carolers, and open-door holiday fun from local businesses, the Holiday Stroll helps raise holiday spirits—and, more importantly, the feeling of community—in this picturesque, historical town.

"To us, it's important to live in a town with such community because we're so friend- and family-based that the town becomes an extension of our family," says HooplaHa's Joy Story Web Series star and Ridgefield resident Jared Marinelli.

It's not hard to see why the people of Ridgefield love their town so much. We had a great time chatting with a few new Ridgefield residents, amidst the families and friends enjoying photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriages, and more festivities during the Holiday Stroll. We hope this peek into the festive gathering will help you get into the holiday spirit as well!

This HooplaHa original video was produced by Salli Frattini, shot by Johnny Perez, and edited by Matt Binetti. For more inspiring stories, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our Only Good News Newsletter.

These Heroes Are Providing Their Community with a Market of Hope - Only Good Heroes (E23)

In this OnlyGood TV original series 'Only Good Heroes', you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a huge difference in communities across the country, sparking action that pulls people together to battle the impact from this pandemic.

In this episode, host Lucia Nazzaro talks with Keith Tankson and Azariah Baker, the co-founders of Austin Harvest, a youth-led open air fresh-market that provides fresh produce, flowers, as well as a positive spirit and hope for the residents of the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.

Keep reading... Show less

A Celebration For Turkeys On Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey/Thanksgiving Day! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family, friends, and loved ones!! Gobble, gobble!

Keep reading... Show less

7 Tips To Cooking The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is the most anticipated cooking/eating event of the year. But don't let the stress of creating a perfect meal get you down. Have a calm, stress free holiday and spend more time with your family by following these simple tips!

Keep reading... Show less

A Greener Ride Why Biking Beats Driving To Work

Marianne is a Lowell, Massachusetts native who loves to commute to work on her bike.

"I often come to work or go to meetings and here people talking about how bad the bridge traffic is or how bad it was to be stuck behind a school bus.," she noted. "I often just think to myself how thankful I am for my bike commute because that never, ever happens to me."

Keep reading... Show less

Announcing Breaking Beauty: Reality Series NOW on Crackle

BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES OF CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY - AN ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES, 'BREAKING BEAUTY' - Watch Free NOW on CRACKLE!

The seven-part series from OnlyGood TV follows viral sensation turned television host Josh Varozza across the country as he redefines the meaning of beauty

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 10, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the U.S. premiere of its original series, Breaking Beauty, launching on Thursday, November 19.

Keep reading... Show less

Punk Rock Preschool Uses Music For Teaching

** OGTV celebrates "Future Teachers of America Day" with this story about pre-school teacher that is using music to get his kids pumped up about learning. **

When you were a kid, did you dread the boredom of learning geometry? Well, take a seat in Jarred Geller's preschool classroom and learning will never be dull again!

Keep reading... Show less

Ryan's Recycling: 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur Goes Green and then Goes Global!

Ryan Hickman is a kid with a unique perspective about how he likes to spend his free time. "We all have our passions," he explains. "My only sport is recycling…which is probably not a sport to other kids, but it is to me…so it's a sport!"

In 2012 at the age of 3, Ryan went along with his dad, Damion, to the local recycling center and cashed in a few small bags of cans and bottles and quickly decided that recycling was in his future. The very next day, Ryan notified his parents that he wanted to give empty plastic bags to all their neighbors and maybe they would save their recyclables for him. Not only did the local neighbors rally to support Ryan' efforts, but so did their friends, families and co-workers. Today, Ryan has customers all over Orange County, CA.

Keep reading... Show less

Two Friends Get in a Gourmet Pickle Together!

At Miss Jenny's Pickles, they preserve every pickle jar with family tradition and lots of love!

Miss Jenny's Pickles company started after Ashlee and Jenny, partners for years in the financial industry, lost their jobs due to economic recession. They knew they wanted to start a business venture together and of all things, a pickle company!

Keep reading... Show less

* PODCASTS *

* OGTV Top Videos *

Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter