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Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

No holiday dinner would be complete without a yummy dessert to end the meal.

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts

Looking for crafty activities to occupy the kids? These Christmas-themed crafts will put them in the holiday spirit.

Fairytale Holiday - Manhattan

Fairytale Holiday - Manhattan

A seasonal activity to take the family to is the The Magic Flute show at the Metropolitan Opera. Kids will be amazed at the visual effects, and the whole family will love the sweet tale being told. Seeing this show should be at the top of your lost of holiday events and activities to take your children and family too.

Next Stop: North Pole - Manhattan

Next Stop: North Pole - Manhattan

The New York Transit Museum’s 7th Annual Holiday Train Show is bcak at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Kids love watching the journey of the train to Santa’s workshop. This is the perfect holiday activity to take children and the entire family to see.

A ‘BID’ for Winter - Manhattan

A ‘BID’ for Winter - Manhattan

If you are in the Manhattan area, take your children and your entire family to the city’s largest holiday party at The Ninth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square. There are holiday activities galore here. Children will love the crafts and dance activity, while the rest of the family can enjoy the restaurants and stores in the Manhattan area.

Bah Humbug! - Fairfield

Bah Humbug! - Fairfield

The Quick Center at Fairfield University is showing A Christmas Carol, which will definately put your family into the holiday spirit. No other holiday activity will illustrate the kindness to your children. This holiday tale is something your kids will want to see again and again.

Chanukah Fun - Fairfield

Chanukah Fun - Fairfield

Those celebrating Chanukah can still get into the holiday spirit with the Eastern Fairfield County’s Chanukah Family Fun Day at the JCC of Eastern Fairfield County in Bridgeport. The whole family will enjoy all the activities planned.

Spectacular in Ridgefield - Fairfield

Spectacular in Ridgefield - Fairfield

Children will be begging you to take the family to Ridgefield Playhouse's annual Holiday Spectacular. There will be tons of childrens activites and family activities to do. Your children and your entire family will be put into the holiday mood and feel as though Chirstmas is already here.

Skating Through Sleeping Beauty - Fairfield

Skating Through Sleeping Beauty - Fairfield

Kids will be begging there Fairfield parents to see Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Not only will your children love it, but the entire family will as well. If your children is a little ballerina, or enjoy watching the activity take place, this event is the place to be at.

Holidays on Heckscher Farm - Fairfield

Holidays on Heckscher Farm - Fairfield

Fairfield residents love The Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Especially since a holiday activity is taking place there that your children and entire family will love. Take a stroll on the holiday decked out Heckscher Farm. Kids will love the free hot cocoa and make an activity out viewing thr night from the observatory deck.

Lighting Up Norwalk - Fairfield

Lighting Up Norwalk - Fairfield

Drive on over from Fairfield to Norwalk to the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert at Norwalk City Hall. There is no better way to start the holiday season for your family. Kids will love the sing-a-longs and all the activities planned.

Nutcracker Memories

Nutcracker Memories

There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season then by taking your children and your family to see The Nutcracker. New Yorkers have tons of memories about it. Most of them occured when they saw it as children with their families. Being a child, they felt inspired by it.

Ice Investigation - Queens

Ice Investigation - Queens

What are the holidays without snow? If you want your child to be part of an activity that teachs them about the science behind it, take them and the whole family to Crystal Winter Village in Queens. Your child will be involved in seeing the formation of it. Kids everywhere will be begging parents to take them to this Queens activity.

Natural History On Ice - Manhattan

Natural History On Ice - Manhattan

If your children and your family enjoy the American Museum of Natural History, they will love the Polar Rink that is being added. At this Upper West Side location, children and parents will be able to do some winter skating activities at this Manhattan skate rink. A perfect family activity during the winter Holiday season.

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

For those families celebrating the holiday of Kwanzaa, the 24th annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration is returning to the Queens Library. Parents can show there children the meaning of Kwanzaa’s symbols and traditions. A great family activity and learning experience for kids.

Handing Down Hanukah - Rockland

Handing Down Hanukah - Rockland

Parents and grandparents alike can pass on the family traditions of Hanukah to their children at the JCC Rockland. This special family program, as a part of the Jewish Holiday Series, teaches children all of the ascepts of this holiday. A perfect family bonding and learning experience.

Wintery Wreaths in Rockland

Wintery Wreaths in Rockland

What better way to experience the holidays and your holiday weather then by learning about nature in winter. At the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, your child and your whole family can learn about nature and collect treasures to keep and remind them of the holidays whenever they look at them.

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

This holiday season, you may have to cut back your spending on gifts for your children and your family. Here are the top 10 holiday toys, under $20. Your children will still love these great holiday toys, and your family will love the price and the savings.

Where to: See The Nutcracker

Where to: See The Nutcracker

It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker. No matter if you live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Westchester County, Fairfield, Rockland, or Bergen County, there is a place for you to take your children and your entire family to see it. It doesn't matter how old your kids are, there will be a performance of The Nutcracker that your family won't want to miss.

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

Holiday events are abundant in New York, especially family friendly shows. All over Manhattan, you can find shows and events that not only your children will enjoy seeing, but your whole family will love as well.

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone.

In Search of Turkeys at Greenburgh Nature Center

In Search of Turkeys at Greenburgh Nature Center

Families can enjoy good old fashioned fun with the kids at a turkey hunt!

Get Creative with Stuffing!

Get Creative with Stuffing!

Tasty stuffing recipe for the whole family!

Charity Around the Holidays: A Family That Gives Together....

Charity Around the Holidays: A Family That Gives Together....

During the holidays, many families choose not just to give to each other but also to give back to their community. There are hundreds of ways to make a difference. Contact the Salvation Army or other social service groups in your community, or consider these family-friendly suggestions for volunteering:




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