Purchase tickets in advance for popular shows that sell out. Check out our Holiday Fun Guide for all the highlights.
Check our list of things you don't want to miss! You can also visit our Community Calendar for a full listing of all events. Because sometimes the weather does not cooperate and things can change, it is always best to check the direct link to the actual event in our calendar to confirm the time before heading out.
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This Weekend Only: Special Events
Summary: Jolly Saint Nick comes to Caramoor to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy! Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th, 10am - 12pm
10:00am I Spy a Santa or Two
10:20am Music Performance
10:45am–12:00pm Meet Santa!
Location: Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY
3rd Annual Yonkers Downtown Gingerbread House Contest
Summary: Presented by the Yonkers Downtown BID and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, stop by the Manor to help children create and decorate their own Gingerbread house or cookie! All activities for the day are free but supplies are limited and restricted to one house per family.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th 2-4pm
Location: Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY
Breakfast with Santa
Summary: Enjoy a festive breakfast with Santa Claus. For tickets, contact Hillside Food Outreach at 914-747-0095.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Applebee's, 18 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne, NY 10532
9th Annual Scarsdale Holiday Breakfast
Summary:The Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department and The Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce will be Co-Sponsoring the 9th Annual Scarsdale Holiday Breakfast for all Pre-K through 4th Grade students and their families. Advance registration required.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th 9-11am
Location: Scarsdale, NY
Town of Greenburgh Breakfast with Santa
Summary: Bring the kids to see Santa. Each family will have their photo taken with Santa and emailed to them. Advance registration required.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th 9am-1pm
Location: Multipurpose Building, Anthony F. Veteran Park, 11 Olympic Ln, Ardsley, NY
Brunch with Santa
Summary: Families are invited to a special holiday brunch with Santa, Rudolph, and their friends Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! Each child will be able to take a photo with Santa. Advance registration required.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th and Sunday December, 11th, three seating times at 10am, 12:30pm & 2pm
Location: Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers, NY
A Christmas Carol
Summary: Curmudgeons redeemed and goodwill restored in Dickens’ holiday tale told in Glenview’s Great Hall by four actors, a fiddler, and human-powered sound effects.
Schedule: Saturday, December 10th 2pm and 4pm
Location: Radio Theatre at Husdon River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY
Dickens' 'Christmas Carol'
Summary: Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Nestle in to historic the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. Performances last about an hour. Recommended for ages 10+.
Schedule: December 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th at 4, 5:15, and 6:30pm
Location: Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Summary: Come enjoy Old World charm and the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the season. Shop for artisan foods and crafts and find just the right holiday gift; stay and enjoy musical and dance performances from area schools and studios.
Schedule: December 10th-18th, 11am-7pm
Location: Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY
Chloe's Winter Party with Santa (for kids 0-6)
Summary: It's time for the annual chloeskids.com holly jolly winter party! Open play, live music music, holiday sing alongs with Santa, parachute games, and yummy brunch foods! Advance registration required.
Schedule: Sunday December, 11th, 9:30-10:30am
Location: 220 Tompkins Ave, Pleasantville, NY
Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop at Home Depot
Summary: A fun-filled, Chanukah event for the whole family! Chanukah treats, Menorah making, olive oil press demo and more! Reserve in advance, limited space. Call 914-834-8000 or email office@JewishLarchmont.com.
Schedule: Sunday, December 11th 1 - 3:30pm
Location: The Home Depot, 55 Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY
Summary: In the afternoon of Sunday, December 11th start a new tradition and bring your family and friends to enjoy irresistible, heartwarming short plays and stories for the holidays followed by festive refreshments. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: December 11th 4-5:30pm
Location: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd, Rye, NY
The Nutcracker by Central Park Dance
Summary: Central Park Dance presents the Nutcracker 2016 at the Capitol Theatre along with students throughout the community. A very talented ensemble of dancers and special guests will perform. This event is for all ages, children ages 3 and under do not need a ticket to attend. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: Sunday, December 11th 5pm
Location: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY
Ongoing Winter Events: Santa, Shows and More
Summary: Ridge Hill's holiday adventure to see Santa with Po and Friends! Blast off on a rocket-powered cart ride to the North Pole, enjoy a private meet and greet with Santa and more. Reserve tickets in advance, space is limited.
Schedule: Saturday, November 5th through Christmas Eve
Location: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY
Santa's Waiting- Photos With Santa
Summary: Take your children to the Westchester for holiday photos with Santa. Make a reservation in advance at www.noerrsanta.com/simon.
Schedule: Saturday, November 5th through Christmas Eve
Location: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY
Santa Photos & Visits
Summary: Visit Santa to share wishes and capture memories! Take your family photo with Santa (you can even bring your pets!) at Cross County Shopping Center. Reservations available, but not required.
Schedule: Friday, November 11th through Christmas Eve
Location: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY
North Kensico House Christmas Light Show
Summary: View a home with over 10,000 lights on 144 channels synchronized to music.
Schedule: November 27th - January 1st, 5:30pm – 11:00pm nightly
Location: 21 N Kensico Ave, White Plains, NY
Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol
Summary: Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive.
Schedule: December 2nd - December 30th, specific afternoons and evenings
Location: Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
The Polar Express Train Ride
Summary: Pajama-clad train passengers will relive the magic of the Polar Express story and see their favorite characters come to life as they are whisked away aboard The Polar Express (an actual train ride) on a magical round trip to the North Pole. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: November 18th through December 28th, Friday-Sunday and December 21st-23rd, 26th-28th, various times
Location: Catskill Mountain Railroad, Aaron Ct, Kingston, NY
The Polar Express IMAX Movie
Summary: “All aboard!” for a magical IMAX movie adventure to Santa’s North Pole headquarters as the holiday film “The Polar Express” is shown on a giant six-story screen. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: Friday, November 25th-December 18th on weekends and daily December 26th - January 2nd 5pm (The Polar Express Pajama Party is December 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th at 9am)
Location: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT
Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden
Summary: Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: November 19th - January 16th
Location: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
Holidays on the Hill Train Show
Summary: A festive train show, holiday plants and gifts and outdoor activities.
Schedule: December 2nd-18th, Friday-Sunday, daytime and evenings
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY
Westchester's Winter Wonderland
Summary: A one-of-a-kind holiday experience featuring Santa and Friends, RangersTown Rink, the Hanneford Holiday Circus, great rides, fantastic local food and drinks, light show and more. Purchase tickets in advance.
Schedule: November 25th - January 2nd, Thursday-Sunday evenings through December 11th and then daily evenings (except December 24th and 25th)
Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla, NY
Other Ongoing Events
Summary: Bring the whole family to the annual "A Billion Bricks" exhibition and be awed by five famous architectural landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks.
Schedule: November 19th - February 5th, Monday-Saturday 9 - 5pm, Sunday 11 - 5pmLocation:
Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT
Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
Summary: The Lakeshore Learning Store in Scarsdale offers a "Free Crafts for Kids."
Schedule: Every Saturday from 11am - 3pm
Location: Lakeshore Learning Store, 969 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY
Hudson River Museum
Summary: Visit the Early Explorers Space, a safe space for children under 5 to explore, play, and create with their families. The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books. Children 7 and up can head to the Family Studio for Art & Science Projects.
Schedule: Early Explorers Space: Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm, Art Projects: Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm, Science Projects: Saturdays 1 - 4 pm.
Location: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY