Top Events for Families in Westchester in January

Top Events for Families in Westchester in January

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening in Westchester in January.

GingerBread Lane
WHEN: Nov. 11 - Jan. 14, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
WHAT: Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 seniors, students, and children. 718-699-0005.

Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Nov. 22 - Jan. 15, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York
WHAT: More than 150 miniature landmarks are created from plant materials. Come watch trains make their way through the Statue of Liberty, and more. This year's show features replicas of the Empire State Building. Reservations required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The train show is magical. Children will be amazed at all the details.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $10 children ages 2-12; Weekends: $30; $18 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700.

Create Your Year: Hello 2018
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 7, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
WHAT: Check out a farmer's monthly seed calendar explaining what fruits and vegetables to plant when. Then create an abundant garden or personal vision for your very own calendar.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A healthy activity to get them thinking about fruits and vegetables.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200.

First Saturday Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Park, Rye, NY
WHAT: Drop in for a hands-on art workshop led by fine arts and crafts specialists from craft store A.I. Friedman.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ring in the new year with a craft.
WANT TO GO? $7. 914-421-5050.

Wolf Moon Walk
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
WHAT: While keeping warm by an outdoor fire pit, guest will enjoy drinks, sugary treats, and the howls of the wolves. Take a short walk to see the wolves and bring flashlights.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Celebrate the first full moon of 2018 with the wolves.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-400-5551.

Painted Papers and Eric Carle
WHEN: Jan. 27 - 28, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
WHAT: What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s tales illustrating the wonders of nature? Hear storyteller Rama Mandel tell some of these enchanting favorites, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Celebrate Eric Carle!
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200.

SKATETACULAR'S 'Dreams on Ice'
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 8pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY
WHAT: This unique full-length musical on ice is a family friendly show with an original narrative. Professional skaters, sensational music, and an enchanting storyline bring a wintry wonderland experience, fusing theatre and the art of figure skating.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Young children will be captivated by this ice dance musical.
WANT TO GO? $30; $28 seniors and students; $24 for children younger than 13. 914-606-6567.

'Piff the Magic Dragon'
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 8pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
WHAT: Piff the Magic Dragon is a one-man show featuring jaw-dropping magic tricks and his performing chihuahua Mr. Piffles.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A fun show that will please the whole family!
WANT TO GO? $31. 914-739-0039.

Lego Weekend
WHEN: Jan. 27 - 28, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: Throughout the weekend, Lego experts will engineer a big, fun project made entirely out of LEGO blocks. Aquarium guests can build a small marine creature out of Lego bricks that will be part of the finished piece, or create pieces of their choosing.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who doesn't love playing with Lego?
WANT TO GO? $22.95; $20.95 children ages 13-17; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700.

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