The best things to do in and around North Salem the weekend of December 4 - 5

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It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Peppermint and pine are scenting the air, and there’s a buzz of excitement as many of our area’s holiday traditions have returned this year. Whether you’re looking to catch a glimpse of Santa or ride your horse through one of North Salem’s beautiful country roads, this weekend is the one to do it.



Buy up all the books
It’s time again for the Ridgefield Friends of the Library monthly book sale. Stop by the Friends Sorting Room on the lower level of the library for fiction, mysteries, trade paperbacks, children’s books and more.
Saturday, December 4; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pop by the Peppermint Parade

Santa is coming to Katonah! The Katonah Chamber of Commerce will greet the jolly guy in style with music at the gazebo followed by a peppermint parade through town. Don’t miss the elves handing out candy canes.
Saturday, December 4; 10:30 a.m.

Make a wreath, drink some wine
Folkways Wines is hosting a wreath workshop at their shop in Croton Falls. Sip on Nordic Glögg while learning to build a nature-inspired wreath using a selection of seasonal ingredients. $75 per person.
Saturday, December 4; 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tour at twilight
Muscoot Farm is all decked out in holiday lights, and invites locals to come by to see the farm, enjoy treats and holiday surprises. $20 per family; registration required.
Saturday, December 4; 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 5; 5:00 p.m.

Don your ugliest sweater
The Bedford Playhouse is hosting a viewing of the classic Christmas movie, Christmas Vacation, followed by an ugly sweater sing along.
Saturday, December 4; 7:30 p.m.

Cars & coffee: IYKYK
Hayfields Market’s Cars & Coffee is back this Sunday. Grab a hot cup of joe and stroll among the rare and gorgeous vehicles that come from all over to mix and mingle at this monthly event.
Sunday, December 5; 8:00 a.m.

Saddle up for the Jingle Bell Jog
The North Salem Bridle Trails Association’s Jingle Bell Jog is back. Riders on horseback are invited to meet at 132 Finch Road, where they’ll enjoy hot cider and snacks before gathering in the ring for caroling followed by a group ride along Route 121. It’s the NSBTA’s most festive day of the year, and dressing up is strongly encouraged.
Sunday, December 5; 11:00 a.m.

Holidays on the Hill


Lasdon Park’s Holiday on the Hill Train Show is an annual tradition. More than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space filled with model trains chugging along on nine multi-level tracks, over bridges, under tunnels, through quaint holiday scenes and colorful seasonal plants. Not to be missed: Santa’s cottage.
Saturday, December 4; 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 5; 3:00 p.m. (other days/times available through December 31, 2021)


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