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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

A Dazzling Christmas Experience

WHEN: Nov. 4 - Dec. 23, Mondays-Fridays, 11am-7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am-7:30pm
WHERE: American Christmas, 30 Warren Place, Mt. Vernon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Immerse yourself in a 10,000 square-foot holiday walk-through: take a stroll through a Dickens holiday village, have a seat on Santa's chair, or take a photo with one of the 50+ mesmerizing animatronics or lighted scenes. WANT TO GO? $10 weekdays; $15 weekends.
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Santa Photos

WHEN: Nov. 17 - Dec. 24, Sundays, 12-6pm; Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet and take photos with Santa and walk through a 40ft tall Christmas tree- perfect for family photos and selfies!  WANT TO GO? Packages start at $39.95. 914-968-9571.
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Annual Tree Lighting FREE

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 6-8pm
WHERE: Fountain Park at Village Hall , 104 E. Main Street , Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Sing along with familiar carols, enjoy some yummy hot chocolate donated by Mast Market, help Santa and Mrs. Claus count down to the beautiful tree being lit, and tell Santa your Christmas wishes. There will be battery-powered candles donated by the Westchester Family Church and fun goodie bags donated by the Mount Kisco Child Care Center.

Please bring a donation for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry with you. The goal is to fill the back of the pickup truck that Mt. Kisco Chevrolet is generously loaning for the evening. Their wish list is as follows:

HOLIDAY ITEMS
1 or 2-pound boxes of white or brown sugar
2-pound bags of flour
evaporated or condensed milk
hot cocoa

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The Laurie Berkner Band in two Holiday Celebration Concerts

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am and 3pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Kids' music superstars Laurie Berkner and The Laurie Berkner Band invite families to share the spirit of the season with them with tunes from Laurie's new album, "Another Laurie Berkner Christmas," and more.  WANT TO GO? $35; $100 VIP tickets. 914-233-3856.
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Family Art Project: Harvest Hangings for Wildlife Trees

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 4, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill House, 4900 Independence Ave, The Bronx, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT:

Goldfinches, woodpeckers, dark-eyed juncos, blue jays and robins are just a few of the local bird species that inhabit Wave Hill in winter. Using seeds, nuts and pinecones, make edible hangings for our feathered friends to enjoy. Then, create a bird house using natural and upcycled materials. Families will be invited to contribute their edible ornaments to the Wildlife Trees on display in front of the Perkins Visitor Center. Registration not required. The program is now indoors in the Kerlin Learning Center located on the ground floor of Wave Hill House. Please note the following important COVID-related information to ensure everyone?s safety: Approximately nine families will be able to participate at a time, based on the time each family arrives. If capacity is full when you arrive, you will be provided with a "come back" card so you will have first entry for the next session. Each family will receive its own set of materials and cleaning will happen in between seating participants. Unvaccinated visitors are encouraged to wear a mask inside. Wave Hill House is accessible to all our visitors. The building is located along a paved route with moderate changes in grade.

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6 and older. 718-549-3200.
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Winter Wonderland FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Terminal Market, 610 Exterior Street, Rooftop Level 6, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet Santa and his Elves, take pics in the photo booth, giveaways, music, and more!

WANT TO GO? 718-513-7725.
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Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting Ceremony FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 4-6pm
WHERE: Ciccarone Park, Arthur Avenue at East 188th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Belmont BID welcomes the return of the Holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony! All are welcome to meet Santa, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy Italian cookies and rich hot chocolate.

WANT TO GO? 718-294-8259.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

WHEN: Oct. 9 - Jan. 22, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Honoring the work of Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021), Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney features more than seventy illustrations, dummy books, and working drawings from seven children’s books from 1993 to 2020. The works encompass issues of social justice, resilience, and tenacity in the face of adversity. They convey powerful messages related to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America as well as personal tales of courage and aspiration. The range of works reveals Pinkney’s multifaceted talents as an inspired master watercolorist, draftsman, and storyteller. The books represented in this show include Minty (1996), a story of Harriet Tubman in her youth, and A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation (2019). Works from the following children’s books are also featured: I Want to Be (1993); Goin’ Someplace Special (2001); God Bless the Child (2004); Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009); and The Little Mermaid (2020). 

WANT TO GO? $12; $6 seniors; free for children 12 and younger and members. 914-232-9555.
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Grab & Go Thanksgiving Craft FREE

WHEN: Oct. 15 - Nov. 30, Monday and Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Sign up in person or by phone for a Thanksgiving Grab and Go craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make the craft. *While supplies last. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. 

 

 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

WHEN: Oct. 22 - Dec. 16, See website for daily schedule
WHERE: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience a nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films. WANT TO GO? Individual tickets start at $35.
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Annual Toy Drive

WHEN: Nov. 1 - Dec. 12, Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Child Care Council of Westchester, 313 Central Park Avenue, Suite 4, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Donate a new, unwrapped toy for children 12 years and under! Gift Suggestions: Rattles/Baby Toys Clothes/Bibs Games Books Dolls Winter Attire Electronic Games

WANT TO GO? Toy Donations for children in need. 914-761-3456.
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Santa Photos at The Westchester

WHEN: Nov. 10 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., Level 1 near Nordstrom, White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Get ready to tell Santa what you want for Christmas this year and take a photo to remember. Save time and reserve your spot in advance. 

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 914-683-8600.
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Holiday Train Show

WHEN: Nov. 12 - Dec. 4, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See this special display of model trains traveling through countryside scenes featuring a mountain with a train tunnel, a ravine with a train trestle crossing over it, a stream, a model village, railroad crossings, and much more. WANT TO GO? $10; $3 for members. 914-723-3470.
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Holiday Lights

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Jan. 8, See website for schedule
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns, festive entertainment, seasonal treats, the Holiday Train, classic holiday music, and more.  WANT TO GO? $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $24.95 ages 3-12. 718-220-5100.
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NYBG GLOW

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Jan. 14, See website for schedule
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover the beauty of the grounds and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated across the Garden, along with fun-filled evening offerings featuring artistic, music, and pop-up performances. WANT TO GO? $39; $24 ages 2-12; free admission for children younger than 2. 718-817-8700.
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Holiday Food Truck Market

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 1, 12-8pm, daily
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Shoppers will enjoy tasty treats and savory snacks at the holiday food truck market! Trucks will be parked on The Green, in the center of the mall, and will be open for lunch and dinner. Food Trucks include: Abeetz Pizza, Leila’s Crepes, Leila’s Empanadas, Mac’s Meatballs, Sloppie Joe’s and Grey’s Donuts. 

WANT TO GO? cost varies. 914-968-9571.
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Pop-up Ice Rink

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 1, See website for schedule
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers , New York
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Lace up your skates and make your way around the smooth "glice" of this pop-up! WANT TO GO? $10 per person and includes skates and a one hour session.
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The Great Holiday Train Show

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 8, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm; Closed 12/25; Open 12/26-12/30
WHERE: New Castle Historical Society - Horace Greeley House , 100 King Street, Chappaqua, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the New Castle Historical Society for what is quickly becoming an annual, family tradition The Great Holiday Train Show. Discover the historic 19th-century summer residence of Horace Greeley, festively decorated for the holidays with running train displays in each of the period rooms. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 members; $8 ages 2-8. 914-238-4666.
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Holiday Train Show

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 16, Tuesdays-Sundays and Monday federal holidays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. WANT TO GO? $35; $31 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $20 ages 2-12; free admission for children younger than 2. 718-817-8700.
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Photos with Santa Claus

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Dec. 23, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Mall at Bay Plaza, 200 Baychester Avenue, Level 3 in the Food Court, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Capture Magical Memories this Holiday Season and get your Photo taken with Santa! Save the Time and Skip the Line by Making Your Reservation Online.

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 .
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Ridge Hill On Ice

WHEN: Nov. 20 - Jan. 29, Mondays-Thursdays, 4-9pm; Fridays, 4-10pm; Saturdays, 11am-10pm; Sundays, 11am-8pm; ; Holiday Hours: 10am-9pm (Dates: December 26th – January 1st) **Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day**
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Lace up and skate over to Ridge Hill On Ice as they transform The Town Square Lawn into an outdoor ice rink for the holiday season! WANT TO GO? $18; $12 ages 12 and younger. Includes skates. . 914-207-2900.
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Santa At Ridge Hill

WHEN: Nov. 21 - Dec. 24, See description for schedule
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Up on the rooftop click, click, click! Visit Santa at Ridge Hill throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos with families to cherish for a lifetime. Guests will need to book a Santa reservation in advance to ensure a time slot. Walk-ups are also welcome, but it cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to visit Santa at that time. It's recommended to stop by early in the day or right after Santa's breaks to get on the list.

Please see Santa's schedule below:

November 21st-23rd, 11am-7pm; November 25th-December 15th, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm ; Sunday, 12-6pm; December 16th-23rd, 11am-8pm; December 24th, 10am-5pm

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $34.99. 914-207-2900.
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Holiday Bricktacular

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 12-5:30pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm; 12/26-12/30, 10am-7pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore an indoor Winter Wonderland filled with all kinds of LEGO® holiday-themed creations made up of thousands of LEGO bricks.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $27.99. 866-243-0770.
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Photos with Santa at the Jefferson Valley Mall

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Pre-Booking your visit is recommended to help reduce wait time.

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 914-245-4688.
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Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, 6pm weekdays; 5pm weekends
WHERE: Kensico Dam, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This Light Extravaganza returns bigger and better than ever with thousands of more lights, magical holiday animations and a live Santa!  WANT TO GO? $25 per car weekdays; $35 weekends. 914-231-4033.
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Holiday on the Hill Train Show

WHEN: Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, See website for schedule
WHERE: Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the season with iconic and immersive exhibits featuring colorful characters, trains chugging through quaint holiday scenes, and more.  WANT TO GO? $20; $15 seniors 62 and older; $10 children 2 – 12; free admission for children younger than 2.
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Broadway Training Center of Westchester’s Production of ‘Pirates of Penzance’

WHEN: Dec. 2 - 4, Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Hastings High School, 10 Washington Avenue, Hastings on Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Broadway Training Center of Westchester presents The Pirates of Penzance A New Version of GILBERT and SULLIVAN'S THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE As Presented on Broadway by New York Shakespeare Festival Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert Directed by Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos Performed by the BTC Combined Fall Ensemble (Junior and Senior Ensembles together) Inspired by the minds of Gilbert and Sullivan, this version of the Tony Award-winning The Pirates of Penzance is a swashbuckling adventure for the whole family! This classic score's beauty, wit, and whimsy are imbued with a modern sensibility that first set sail in 1879 and again onto Broadway in the 1980s, making audiences laugh ever since. The story follows young Frederic, an orphan mistakenly apprenticed by an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. Frederic meets and falls for the melodic Mabel and disavows the pirate lifestyle. But, when the Pirate King discovers Major-General Stanley, Mabel's father, claimed untruthfully to be an orphan for the sake of his fortune and to protect his daughters, Frederic realizes that his paradise may not last for much longer, and the hilarious complications abound. Rated G.

WANT TO GO? $18-$25. 9144785825.
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The Wizards of Winter

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 8-10pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take the family on a musical journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas with former members of Classic Rock Giants. WANT TO GO? $45.50-$69.50. 914-739-0039.
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Cookies & Cocoa with Santa FREE

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come out for a Cookies & Cocoa event with Santa on Retail Level 1 near Nordstrom. The event will feature a DJ, live entertainment, cookie decorating, LEGO building, giveaways, and more!  

WANT TO GO? 914-683-8600.
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The Nutcracker of New Rochelle

WHEN: Dec. 2 - 3, Friday, 7pm; Saturday 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: Linda Kelly Theater at the New Rochelle Hight School, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Filled with funny battles with the mice and flavors from a worldwide journey to the Kingdom of Sweets, Chiara Ajkun's version for Ajkun Ballet Theatre is completed by complimentary photos with the cast. WANT TO GO? $35. 347-346-9951.
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Home for the Holidays Weekend

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 4, 12-4pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come Home for the Holidays at Wave Hill. Let the garden, beautiful and intimate in winter, fill you with the joy of the season—and the holidays. The popular Wreath Workshop moves to a cozy new location in Glyndor Gallery, surrounded by the outstanding botanical art on display in the 25th Annual International with the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), opening Nov 19. Create one-of-a-kind wreaths featuring greens and other natural materials harvested from the gardens by the Wave Hill Gardeners. Be sure to make your plan to attend now—registration is required. In festively dressed Wave Hill House, the Artisan Market is back and open 12–4PM both days, with a warming menu in The Café—and a Wave Hill Members-only shopping hour Sunday at 11AM. Young Bronx musicians will add lively music in Wave Hill House, with two half-hour sets presented in partnership with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, performed each day. On Saturday, Mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo performs with guitarist Oren Fader. On Sunday, enjoy a performance by the Celia Cruz Performing Arts High School Strong Quartet. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6 and older. 718-549-3200.
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Charitable Christmas Tree Sale

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 8am
WHERE: Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

For sale: Fraser fir trees in all sizes, decorated and undecorated wreaths, poinsettias, swag, and pine roping. Visit with Santa in the library and warm up with some hot chocolate and coffee! Checks, cash, and credit cards accepted. All proceeds go to Hope Community Services in New Rochelle, The Midnight Run, and youth mission projects. Catch the holiday spirit and help support these local organizations!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free. 914-738-3488.
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Intro to Backyard Birdfeeding & Project FeederWatch

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Learn how to attract songbirds to your backyard in winter and participate in community science to help count them! Have you ever wondered what birds are visiting your backyard bird feeders or how to attract certain species of birds to your yard? Learn about the life histories and identification of our winter bird species and the types of food and feeders that best suit their needs. You'll also learn how to participate in Project FeederWatch—a winter-long community science survey of the birds that visit feeders in your backyards, parks, offices, and other areas. You and your family can participate by counting the birds you see in your backyard and submitting them to the Project FeederWatch website. Following a slideshow presentation, there will be a FeederWatch count at the Learning Center's bird feeder window! This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity and will be held indoors. Masks are encouraged to be worn but not required. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance online. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. The rate for children and adults is the same. Upon arrival please check in at the front desk and proceed to Kiernan Hall where our slide show will take place. For questions, please call or email Ryan MacLean at [email protected] 

Photo: Northern Cardinal. K Rogers / GBBC 2015 

WANT TO GO? $15. 203-930-1353.
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Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus - All Aboard The Snow Clipper for the First Gift Express

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 18, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-7pm
WHERE: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

That portly gent from the North Pole will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a short ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. This is a major fund-raising event for the museum and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18. The museum will be open each day from noon to 7:00 PM. Reservations are necessary for this very popular event as it sold out last year! When guests arrive and check-in at the restored 1903 train station, kids and parents will be able to enjoy the festively decorated museum interior. This includes a Letters to Santa coloring station (be sure to include your mailing address, as Santa does write back!), operating model railroads, and many interesting exhibits and artifact displays. After a short train ride in a restored 1953 Rail Diesel Car through the historic Danbury railyard, you'll be escorted back to the station for a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, where the big man himself will give out the first gifts of Christmas. Returning due to its popularity last year: parents will bring a pre-wrapped present (or select one from our online menu (includes FREE gift wrapping & batteries) -- see Web site for details), and Old St. Nick will give your little ones their unique present! Trains will depart at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, and 6:30. The 5:00 and 6:30 trains will run in darkness which will be ideal for enjoying the lighted railyard. Afterwards, you are free to enjoy a walk through the railyard with a cup of hot chocolate - don't forget the marshmallows!

WANT TO GO? $25; free for children younger than 24 months. 203-778-8337.
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Beatles vs. Stones

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 8-10pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
AGES: Adult, All
WHAT: Two bands face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road, will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band, Satisfaction.  WANT TO GO? $30-60. 914-739-0039.
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Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Market FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 4-9pm, 7pm tree lighting
WHERE: The Barley Beach House , 95 Dearborn Avenue, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with Christmas Carols, complimentary hot chocolate, free candy canes, holiday marrket, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree! Live music by Rebecca Haviland and the Whisky Heart. The Barley Beach House will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots foundation.

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Holiday Electric Lights Parade 2022 and Tree Lighting FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6:30pm
WHERE: Town of Yorktown, Front Street, Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the season with this festive parade featuring floats that will light up the night! The parade will start and travel down Front Street, left onto Underhill Avenue, right onto Commerce Street, follow to Yorktown Fire House, make left and continue on Commerce Street, right onto Veterans Road. Parade will end at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field with the lighting of the tree. 

WANT TO GO? 914-962-5722.
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Family Day: Celebrating Jerry Pinkney

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 12-4pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

Join the musem for an afternoon centered around the art and legacy of Jerry Pinkney. Create alongside A Sense of Community illustrators Bryan Collier (collage) and Eric Velasquez (watercolor). Enjoy special book readings and other illustration and gallery activities.

WANT TO GO? $12; $6 Seniors, students, children younger than 12; free for members. 914-232-9555.
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Visit Santa at Boscobel

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 18, Saturdays 12/3, 12/10 and Sunday 12/18, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

Santa Claus is coming to town! Boscobel will be welcoming Santa Claus in their Winter Garden. He will greet children of all ages! Guests are encouraged to take their pictures and talk with Santa. Along with visiting Santa, guests are welcome to enjoy the new Winter Garden and Boscobel’s seasonally-festooned landscape. All gardens and grounds admissions ticket holders will be welcome to visit Santa.

WANT TO GO? $14; $12 seniors; $4 children ages 4-18; free to healthcare workers, members, and children under age 4. 845-265-3638.
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Luangisa African Gallery Holiday Market

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 4, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm and 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Luangisa African Gallery, 374 Hawthrone Terrace, Mount Vernon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Luangisa African Gallery for a holiday market and shopping event. Shop handmade and artisan-made goods from Africa.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-720-7129.
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World Wildlife Conservation Day

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10am
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

When we think of endangered species, exotic animals like African elephants, blue whales, and polar bears often come to mind. But did you know that local species are also under threat? Meet New York's Tiger Salamander and Diamondback Terrapin, learn how Teatown helps the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and hear a story as we mark World Wildlife Conservation Day.

WANT TO GO? $3-$8. 914-762-2912.
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Family Holiday Card Making

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Pelham Art Center, 155 5th Ave., Pelham, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Students will be introduced to the art of block printing to create one-of-a-kind holiday cards. WANT TO GO? $25 per adult and child; $23 members; $15 additional child. 914-738-2525.
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Caring Santa is Coming to Town at The Westchester

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4, 9-10:30am
WHERE: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., Level 1 near Nordstrom, White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Get ready to tell Santa what you want for Christmas this year and take a photo to remember. Save time and reserve your spot in advance. 

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 914-683-8600.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find something to do that the whole family will love. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around Westchester County, including family fun in Mamaroneck, White Plains, Scarsdale, South Salem, Yonkers, Valhalla, Hastings-on-Hudson, Katonah, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Croton-on-Hudson, Pellham, Pleasantville, Bronx, and Peekskill. You can also check out our calendar for things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our RocklandManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and Long Island weekend roundups!

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Donate a new, unwrapped toy for children 12 years and under! Gift Suggestions: Rattles/Baby Toys ...



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