Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Westchester County!

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find something to do that the whole family will love. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around Westchester County, including family fun in Mamaroneck, White Plains, Scarsdale, South Salem, Yonkers, Valhalla, Hastings-on-Hudson, Katonah, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Croton-on-Hudson, Pellham, Pleasantville, Bronx, and Peekskill.

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Holiday Night at the HRM!
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6, 5-8pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore Glenview historic home, which will be decked out for the holidays, as well as the exhibitions, permanent collection, and a free program with a fashion historian!
WANT TO GO? Pay what you wish. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

8th Annual Westchester All-Stars and Friends Christmas for Veterans Concert
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Kick off to the holiday season while supporting our true American heroes.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 914-739-0039. http://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/8th-annual-westchester-all-stars-and-friends-christmas-for-veterans-concert/.

FREE The Gabriella Boyd Memorial Foundation presents 'Give with Gabby'
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, 79 7th St., New Rochelle
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring a NEW UNWRAPPED TOY to be given to Dr. Kevin Maloney's Toys for Kids, Decorate ornaments, Meet Santa, Face Painting, Decorate cards for CARDZ for KIDZ, Bake sale and Hot Cocoa, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-813-8487. http://thegbmf.org.

FREE Christmas Tree Decorating Party
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Make a special ornament and help trim the library's tree!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Holiday Opera in Glenview
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2-3pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel back to Victorian times and celebrate the holiday season with costumed performers as they sing arias from operas.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

Rivertowns Holiday Trolley
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Dobbs Ferry, 5 High St., Dobbs Ferry
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Take a trolly through Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, and Hastings-on-Hudson and shop the local stores and see the pop-ups and activties that they have in store.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 for kids; free for children 2 and younger. 691-606-4122. https://facebook.com/events/456783485194603/.

FREE Sinterklaas Festival Day
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck
AGES: All
WHAT: A day-long, colorful, non-denominational celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre, and music all over the village of Rhinebeck.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade at 6pm features two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers!
WANT TO GO? https://sinterklaashudsonvalley.com.

The Nutcracker Suite
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11am; 12:30pm; 2pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk , CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The Academy of New England Ballet Company will perform some of your favorite Tchaikovsky numbers as they present The Nutcracker Suite.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org.

FREE Frozen Themed Holiday Party
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-3pm
WHERE: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate the new Frozen movie with a themed holiday party throughout the shopping center. Activities include character skating, photos with Santa, music, movie ticket giveaways, cotton candy, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-968-9570. crosscountyshoppingcenter.com.

The Laurie Berkner Band in a Holiday Celebration Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11am and 3pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Hear holiday favorites and Laurie Berkner Band classics!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families will dance and sing along to everything from "Frosty the Snowman" to "We Are The Dinosaurs" and "Pig On Her Head."
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 877-840-0457. http://tarrytownmusichall.org.

Salute Norwalk Day
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Santa Claus will be a special guest as part of the “Shark-Diving Santa” scuba program!
WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12; free admission for Norwalk residents with proof of residency during . 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/events/event/1527481.

Jingle Bell Run - Westchester
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30-11am
WHERE: Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
AGES: All
WHAT: Strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to The Arthritis Foundation!
WANT TO GO? $35. 929-999-8603. JBR.org/Westchester.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of The Talking Heads
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 11:30am and 2pm
WHERE: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester
AGES: All
WHAT: During each fun-filled show, children explore live music, movement, and collaborative creatively.
WANT TO GO? $15. 914-934-9362. http://therockandrollplayhouse.com.

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8-10pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown.
WANT TO GO? $30-$60. 914-739-0039. https://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/beatles-vs-stones-a-musical-showdown/.

Twilight Tours
WHEN: Through Dec. 8: Friday-Sunday, tours depart 3:30-7:15pm
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: All
WHAT: With the mansion lit by candles, decorated for 19th-century holidays, and resonating with live string music, Twilight Tours offer an especially beautiful view of Boscobel House and Gardens.
WANT TO GO? $26; $16 children; free for children younger than 5. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

FREE Holiday Music Festival
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, 10am-4 pm
WHERE: Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a weekend of music and fun for the entire family featuring student performances, food, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-1169. hbms.org.

FREE 11th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The Holiday Stroll will feature a Live Nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, professional ice sculpture demos, a food truck village, letter-writing to Santa and more than 140 participating retailers and restaurants offering promotions, refreshments and holiday cheer.
WANT TO GO? 203-531-3047. https://eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-greenwich-holiday-stroll-weekend-tickets-75878403347.

Jewerly Pop-Up Shop
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Find the perfect gift at this boutique featuring curated jewelry and works of ornament.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-232-9555. http://katonahmuseum.org/.

Family Art Project: Transformational Terrariums
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Create your very own mini terrarium from upcycled glass jars.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. . 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Holiday Workshop: Miniature Arrangements
WHEN: Dec. 7 8, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Fashion a pair of miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones, and other natural materials.
WANT TO GO? $30 material fee per project plus admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Holiday Workshop: Natural Wreaths
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from the gardens.
WANT TO GO? $45 material fee per project plus admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Disney's The Aristocats
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, 12:30pm
WHERE: Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington
AGES: All
WHAT: A non-stop thrill ride of feline fun!
WANT TO GO? $20; $16 seniors and students in advance, additional $3 per ticket at the door. 914-591-6602. irvingtontheater.com.

Holiday Workshop: Poured Beeswax Candles
WHEN: Dec. 7-8, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Mix and pour your own candles guided by expert beekeeper and candlemaker Pam Golben.
WANT TO GO? $15 material fee per project plus admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Science Sunday: Circuits and Greeting Cards
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-2:15pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Wire and decorate your very own greeting card!
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 914-420-5050. discoverwcm.org.

FREE Heights & Lights- Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting
WHEN: Sunday, Dec.  , 5pm
WHERE: Stamford Downtown, Landmark Square and Latham Park, Stamford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch and cheer for Santa Claus as he makes his daredevil descent from 22 stories high, then follow Santa for live music and the lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.
WANT TO GO? 203-348-5285. http://stamford-downtown.com.

FREE Chanukah Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, ages 3-5: 9:30-10:45am; ages Newborn to 2: 10:45-11:45am
WHERE: Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Ave. E., Rye
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Kids will celebrate the Festival of Lights!
WANT TO GO? 914-967-4382 x12. http://congregationemanuel.org.

Slazburg Marionette Theatre: The Nutcracker
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: Featuring live actors with their marionette friends!
WANT TO GO? $26; $24 seniors; $18 children younger than 13. 914-606-6262. https://sunywcc.edu/about/smartarts/.

FREE Music at Asbury presents 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm
WHERE: Asbury United Methodist Church, 167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
AGES: All
WHAT: Go back to 1964 for this holiday classic, presented with a hint of parody and vintage era commercials. Stay after the show for seasonal treats, photos with Santa, and holiday shopping.
WANT TO GO? 914-779-3722. musicatasbury.com.

Sing-A-Story: Let it Snow
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Groove Family Music, 158 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Two engaging picture books are specially selected and presented with live musical accompaniment by Groove. Advance registration required.
WANT TO GO? $35 includes choice of featured book. https://findgroove.com.

Ornament Making Class
WHEN: Dec. 7-14, Saturdays, 1:30-3pm and 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Create a personalized holiday ornament!
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children younger than 12. 914-937-2047. clayartcenter.org.

Holiday Train Show 
WHEN: Through Dec. 15: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy zooming freight cars, flashing bells, tooting whistles, and more at one of Greenburgh Nature Center's most popular events. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $9 seniors/students; $8 children ages 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2. 914-723-3470. https://greenburghnaturecenter.org. 

Weekends On The Wheel
WHEN: Dec. 8-15, Sundays, 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Treat yourself to some family fun as you get your hands dirty while creating memories and art.
WANT TO GO? $45. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes?category=One%20Time%20Classes.

'The Polar Express' in IMAX
WHEN: Through Dec. 22: Saturdays and Sundays, 5pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See this holiday classic with your family in IMAX.
WANT TO GO? $11.50; $10.50 for youths 13-17 and seniors 65 and older; $9.50 for children 2-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus
WHEN: Dec. 7-22, Saturdays, 10am-4pm and Sundays, 12-4pm
WHERE: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a ride in a vintage train through the historic Danbury Railway Museum railyard to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause.
WANT TO GO? $12 includes train ride, and all activities; free for children younger than 2. 203-778-8337. http://danburyrailwaymuseum.org.

FREE 11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: Mondays-Fridays, 12-6pm and Saturdays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Santa and his reindeers, enjoy rides, face painting, dance demonstrations and more.
WANT TO GO? 203-531-3047. GreenwichReindeerFestival.com 

Down to Earth Larchmont Farmer’s Market
WHEN: Through December 28: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Metro North Parking Deck off Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Each Saturday the Larchmont Farmers Market brings together small farms and artisan food makers with cooks and eaters.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com.

FREE Read to Rover Squared
WHEN: Dec. 7-28, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount KIsco
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children can register to read to a therapy dog to help practice their reading skills.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org.

FREE Madagascar Movies
WHEN:
Dec. 7-28, Saturdays, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Each Saturday features a different film from the Madagascar series.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Holiday Bricktacular
WHEN: Through Dec. 29: Sundays, 10am-7:30pm; Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the holly jolly fun as LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester transforms into a winter wonderland with magical builds and activities!
WANT TO GO? $27.95-$33.95. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

Shark-Diving Santa
WHEN: Dec. 5-29, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12:15pm and 2:15pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Santa will strap on his custom scuba outfit and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, to hang with 7- and 8-foot sharks. Workload permitting!
WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12; free admission for Norwalk residents with proof of residency during . 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/.

Holidays on the Hill Train Show
WHEN: Dec. 7-29, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: See the beautiful holiday trains on display.
WANT TO GO? $5-$10. 914-864-7268. https://lasdonpark.org.

Flurry Zone! An Indoor Snow Experience
WHEN: Dec. 1-31, every hour on the hour, from 10am-4pm, daily
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Flurry Zone! An Indoor Snow Experience will produce a squall that will last for 5 minutes but, through unique technology, evaporates as it hits the floor.
WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12; free admission for Norwalk residents with proof of residency during . 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
WHEN: Through Jan. 5: Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm; Friday and Saturday 5-10pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: The Bronx Zoo is bringing back this celebrated holiday tradition with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Entertainment and activities will include holiday-themed music performances, caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, train rides, and seasonal treats!
WANT TO GO? $29.95; $28.95 for seniors; $22.95 for children. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

Marine Tank Animal Feeding
WHEN: Dec. 6-Jan. 24, Fridays, 2:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See what happens during feeding time.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 students 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. https://brucemuseum.org/.

28th Annual Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: see website for schedule
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials.
WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Evergreen Express
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: 10am-6pm, daily; Guided Activities: Monday-Friday, 1:30–5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Pretend to ride the rails, hike winter trails to discover evergreen trees and shrubs, and put on a winter woodland puppet show.
WANT TO GO? Wednesdays $12-$28; Weekends $10-$23; free for members. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

FREE Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers 
WHEN: Through Aug. 28: Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson 
AGES: Newborn to 5 
WHAT: It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing!  
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. http://crotonfreelibrary.org. 

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