The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Programs and Events

For a calendar look of all upcoming programs, visit our events calendar by clicking here.


Wreath-making Workshop – Sat., Dec. 7; 1-4 PM

There is a $20 fee, which includes materials for 1 wreath. Additional wreaths and swags are $10 each. Call 920.839.2802 to reserve your clippers, frames and greens!

Ridges Workshop


Natural Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 14; 3-6 PM

You deserve to spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and join us in our beautifully decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating delicious cookies and listening to holiday music.

This program offers a wreath making workshop, holiday crafts, and even treats around an open fire. Guided hikes and Range Light tours are available throughout the event. Admission to Natural Christmas is FREE.
Wreath making is $20, which includes materials for 1 wreath.
Additional wreaths and swags are $10 each.

Ridges Cabins


Solstice Party – Saturday, Dec. 21, 4-6 PM

Begin the celebration with a reading of Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert followed by family fun decorating the front lawn to celebrate the beginning of winter. Decorate pinecones and tree cookies with natural materials and make garlands to hang on our trees. Frost and decorate cookies and enjoy them with some cocoa outside while looking at the stars.
Fee: FREE Suitable for all ages.

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Holiday Luminary Walks – Dec. 26 – 29, 5-7 PM

The Hidden Brook Boardwalk will remain open until 7:00 pm. Walk the softly lit boardwalk and enjoy the peaceful evening surroundings. After a tranquil walk down the boardwalk, enjoy a campfire and tasty campfire goodies.
$5 Trail Fee applies

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Pie in the Woods – Friday, Dec. 27, 4 – 5:30 PM

Let’s have a tea and pie party in the woods! Read A Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi followed by forest animal activities. End the evening with tea and pie just like in the story. Stay for a family hike on the boardwalk lit with luminaria.
Fee: FREE Suitable for all ages

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Animal Tracks and Facts, Middle School Outdoor Adventure Program

Monday, Dec. 30th from 9-12 PM

Ever wonder how animals survive the winter? Join us on a hike through the sanctuary to learn about animal adaptations, behavior, and how to look for signs of life in a wintery wonderland. Stay for hands on activities and hot cocoa in the nature center.
Fee: FREE Suitable for ages 11 – 14

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

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