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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Ring in the New Year with kids at these family-friendly New Year's Eve parties in NYC's Times Square. You can enjoy all the excitement of a Times Square New Year's party without having to leave any family members at home.

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa—complete with a North Pole postmark! The Letters to Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is perfect for interesting youngsters in letter writing.

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

What's made of 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,320 pounds of sugar, and 5,000 candies? No, it's not the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel. It's the life-size, dine-in gingerbread houses you'll find at Great Wolf Lodge during the holidays.

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester residents can meet and take pictures with Santa at DreamWorks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure at Westchester's Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area in 2015

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area in 2015

Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties) for the 2015 holiday season.

Local Easter Egg Hunts and Springtime Family Fun

Local Easter Egg Hunts and Springtime Family Fun

The New York metro area has many places for families to enjoy fun Easter events for kids. Whether you're looking for a traditional local Easter egg hunt or an Easter Bunny meet and greet, we've got you covered.

Stop Bickering and Stay Connected Through the Holidays

Stop Bickering and Stay Connected Through the Holidays

The holidays can be tough for couples. The intense dose of all the stuff that’s already stressful — family, finances,“fun” (i.e., obligatory) activities — can bring familiar patterns of conflict to the surface. Here, Dr. Brent Bradley and Dr. James Furrow offer tips on sidestepping seasonal landmines and forging a stronger relationship.

Choosing The Right Holiday Toy

Choosing The Right Holiday Toy

Pediatric occupational therapists say items that focus on motor skill development, cognitive learning provide best value when it comes to kids. Ask yourself these 8 questions when buying holiday toys for your children.

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield in 2015

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015. Find out where 'The Nutcracker' will be performed in Fairfield County, CT.

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

Our list of fun and low-cost holiday events in Connecticut includes many places to meet Santa and his elves, Christmas tree lighting festivals, historical holiday events, and a variety of holiday concerts and shows across Connecticut, including activities in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Mystic, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, and beyond.

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

Get in the holiday spirit at these fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County this December, including tree and menorah lightings, holiday shows like "The Nutcracker," breakfast with Santa events, and more in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, and nearby in Bergen County, NJ.

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County.

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Holiday Markets in NYC

Holiday Markets in NYC

A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list.

'The Nutcracker' Performances in NYC in 2015

'The Nutcracker' Performances in NYC in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet in NYC, including performances in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC

2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC

Check out these fun and low-cost things to do with kids for Thanksgiving in New York City, including turkey-themed crafts, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and holiday shows in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut

Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut

Looking for Thanksgiving kids' events in CT? Our list includes Thanksgiving crafts in Norwalk, the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford, a Thanksgiving Day pancake breakfast in Fairfield, day-after movies in Wilton, and a Turkey Walk in Westport.

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights.

Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Rockland

Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Rockland

Looking for Thanksgiving-themed events in Rockland County, NY? Check out a Thanksgiving story time in Orangeburg, make Thanksgiving side dishes in Bardonia, learn all about turkeys in Cornwall, and join a gobble fest for tots in West Nyack.

The Best Halloween 2015 Activities in the NY Metro Area

The Best Halloween 2015 Activities in the NY Metro Area

We've rounded up the best Halloween 2015 family-friendly activities in the NY metro area, including events in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Fairfield, Long Island, and Rockland.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island

Check out our guide to fireworks and other July 4 events that celebrate Independence Day on Long Island, including things to do in East Northport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Lake Grove, Old Bethpage, Patchogue, and Wading River.

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT

Find out where to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairfield County, CT. Our guide includes July 4 events in Fairfield, Middlebury, Mystic, Wilton in Connecticut and some that are nearby in Westchester County, NY.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City

If you're in New York City this July 4, here's where to watch the Hudson River fireworks show and where to find other family-friendly Fourth of July events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.




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