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Schedule: November 29th–December 31st and January 3rd–5th
Location: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY
Special just for the holiday season, see the Holiday Lights attraction. Animal lanterns, holiday train, costumed characters, animated sculptures, and colorful designs will light your way throughout the park. The perfect way to take in the season.
Schedule: Friday, November 29th (tree lighting)- January 4th
Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla, NY
Opening November 29th, and running through January 4th, Westchester's Winter Wonderland, is a one-of-a-kind holiday attraction featuring the Santa Experience, unlimited skating on the outdoor ice rink (skates included), the Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus, your favorite holiday rides at FUNderland Village, great food and beverage options, and a bigger and brighter Lights of Wonder show!
The tree lighting ceremony and grand opening for the season is on Friday, November 29 at 6:00pm.
Schedule: December 1st
Location: Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY
The City of White Plains will kick off the start of the holiday season on Sunday, December 1st with its annual City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights Community Celebration. The event runs from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue. Mayor Tom Roach will light the beautiful 24-foot tree in the park and there will be live music, Santa, The Grinch and more. Celebrate Westchester-style.
Schedule: December 11th
Location: Untermeyer Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY
Kicking off Wednesday, December 11th at 5:30pm, the 2019 Grand Holiday Illumination will bring holiday lights to life. After the ceremonial lighting, enjoy hot chocolate and seasonal music in the Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. The Walled Garden will be lit from 4:30pm until 8:00 pm through January 1.
Schedule: November 24th - January 1st, 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Location: 21 N Kensico Ave, White Plains, NY
Here's something different and close to home. You can visit a neighborhood in White Plains and see a choreographed light display. Four neighboring houses together display over 10,000 lights on 144 channels synchronized to music. Tune your FM car radio to 107.7 to hear the music in your car.
Schedule: Multiple Dates
Location: Multiple Locations, click event name below for details
- 11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Holiday Stroll- Nov 29
- Armok Frosty Day- Dec 1
- White Plains 'City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights' & Tree Lighting- Dec 1
- Boyce Thompson Center Holiday Tree Lighting (Yonkers)- Dec 4
- New Rochelle Holiday Lighting- Dec 5
- Annual Downtown Yonkers Tree Lighting- Dec 5
- Chanukah on Fifth in Pelham- Dec 5
- Destination Hastings HFNL Lights Up the Night- Dec 6
- Harrison Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration- Dec 6
- Light the Dale (Scarsdale)- Dec 6
- Mount Kisco Tree Lighting- Dec 6
- Rye Brook Winterfest- Dec 6
- Rye Christmas Tree Lighting- Dec 7
- Peekskill Makes Me Merry: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting- Dec 7
- The TaSH Holiday Market at Tarrytown's Tree Lighting Festival- Dec 7
- Tuckahoe Winterfest- Dec 7
- New Castle Community Sing, Holiday Crafts, & Tree Lighting- Dec 7
- Yorktown Annual Holiday Lights Parade- Dec 7
- Katonah Tree & Menorah Lighting- Dec 8
- Village of Mamaroneck 14th Annual Tree Lighting Social- Dec 8
- Cortlandt Winter Wonderland & Meet Santa- Dec 14
- Ossining Holiday Lights Trolley Tour- Dec 20
- Bedford Menorah Lighting- Dec 22
- Cross County Menorah Lighting (Yonkers)- Dec 23