Our list of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this December includes holiday shows, children's events, and more in Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers.
The Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Dec. 5 and Dec. 8
Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He sings the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations, keeps the party going, and knows what to say and how to say it. But when his fiancée leaves him at the altar, Robbie has to make some changes. Applause Weekend Performance Workshop’s talented 8th through 12th grade class presents The Wedding Singer, based on the hit Broadway musical and 1998 film favorite.
The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains
Little ones can get in those last-minute gift requests during Breakfast with Santa, which features a child-friendly buffet, arts and crafts, interactive activities, family entertainment, and a visit from St. Nick himself. The event is held in the Ritz-Carlton’s ballroom, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for the occasion.
WeeZee World of “Yes I Can!”, Chappaqua
WeeZee World of “Yes I Can!” will open its 18,000-square-foot gym to holiday revelers of all ages for its Snow Ball winter holiday party. The facility aims to engage children with sensory experiences that will strengthen their nervous systems, help them make social connections, and improve athletic coordination. The Snow Ball will include cookie decorating, edible dreidels, pictures with Santa, raffles, and loads of prizes. Party guests will have access to WeeZee’s one-of-a-kind facility, complete with rides, games, and activities. A kid-friendly dinner buffet will be served. Proceeds from the Snow Ball will benefit Sensory Bullets, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families affected by sensory integration disorders by researching and developing equipment and techniques of sensory play.
Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains
Whatever your tastes, background, or traditions, there is an abundance of festive fare on stage this month, including several productions of A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker. Here’s a selection of the many holiday entertainment options available to Westchester families.
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Through Jan. 5
The elegant Glenview Mansion, which was built in 1876 and serves as the historic home of The Hudson River Museum, gets to play dress-up at this time each year during Decorated Glenview. This year, designer Bob Pesce presents a contemporary interpretation of Victorian holiday splendor in Glenview’s parlor, sitting room, library, dining room, and great hall. See the floor-to-ceiling tree in the parlor; Coalport porcelain plates and green-engraved Bristol glassware on the dining table; and in the sitting room, the place for casual celebrations, see a table-top tree, the earliest type of fir tree brought to England for indoor display. Victorian toys from the collection—including a doll, sled, and building blocks—beloved long before the iPhone or even Barbie, are on display. Nybelwyck Hall, a 24-room dollhouse reminiscent of Hudson Valley manors, will also be decked out in red and green in its own special room in Glenview.
For even more fun and low-cost family activities in Westchester and the NYC area, go to our full calendar of events