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Best Holiday Shows for Families in Westchester County, NY - December 2010

Check out our round-up of the best holiday shows and concerts for kids and families in Westchester County, New York.

Westchester Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker"

Westchester Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker

It Happened One Christmas Eve is a heartwarming musical about an infant left on a Brooklyn doorstep one Christmas Eve and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. This show is filled with favorite Christmas carols and popular seasonal songs. Presented by the Armonk Players. December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8pm; December 5 and 12 at 4pm; December 9 at 7:30pm. $18; $14 students. The North Castle Public Library, Whippoorwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk. 914-273-3887. www.armonkplayers.org.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre and children from the county will perform The Nutcracker, staged to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's musical score and Marius Petipa's choreography. December 3 at 7pm; December 4 at 2pm. $12. New Rochelle High School, Linda Kelly Theater, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com.

See Frosty The Snowman, an annual musical for the entire family. Wish Frosty a happy 21st birthday when you meet him and his friends after the show. December 4 at 11am; December 5-8 at 10:30am. $14; $9 per person for group of 25 or more. Rochambeau Theater, 228 Fisher Avenue, White Plains. 914-761-7463. www.westcoproductions.org.

Celebrate the holidays with festive selections from the American Songbook and original compositions by faculty performers at Holiday Jazz. December 3 at 7pm. $15; $10 students. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains. 914-761-3900. www.musicconservatory.org.

An original musical, The Adventures of the Christmas Elf, is about Eddie, who longs to prove that he is the North Pole's number one Elf. December 10 at 7pm; December 11 at 1pm and 4pm; December 12 at 4pm. Call for prices. Actors Conservatory Theatre, 20 Buckingham Road, Yonkers. 914-391-6558. www.actshows2.org.

The Songcatchers' 16th Annual Concert For Peace features songs of peace and hope. December 12 at 4:30pm. FREE; donations suggested. College of New Rochelle, Holy Family Chapel, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle. 914-654-1178. www.songcatchers.org.

Westchester Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker includes classic choreography and special stage effects. Featuring American Ballet Theatre's Mikhail Ilyin as the Cavalier and Renata Pavam as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and pre-professional dancers from the area. December 17 at 10am; December 18 at 12:30pm and 4:30pm; and December 19 at 2pm. Advance tickets $18; $12 ages 2-10; $22 all tickets day of the performance. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains. 845-454-3388. www.ticketmaster.com.



Also see: Our roundup of December family events in Westchester County, NY

Our Online Calendar of Events, featuring family activities in the New York metro area


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