December 7-9 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Stroller Tours, a Global Kitchen, Dino'mite Dinos, and the Largest Toy and Train Show in the Northeast
December 7-9

Calling All Strollers!

Parents are welcome to bring their strollers to the Katonah Museum in Bedford, NY for an interactive tour of the exhibit with their children younger than 18 months on Dec. 7 ($5). Older kids can explore the special exhibit "Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios," which'll guide them through the entire process of creating compueter-animated films.

See more of our kid-friendly weekend picks below!


Top 20 Activities for Kids

Fun with Food

• Discover a global kitchen at American Museum of Natural History

Hear funky songs about fruits and veggies at Brooklyn Public Library


Trains and Cinderella

Visit the largest toy and train show in the Northeast in Westchester

Enjoy a magical brunch with Cinderella in Manhattan


Holiday Hoopla

FREE winter holiday skating celebration in Harlem

Learn all about Hanukkah, plus a make craft at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island hosts exotic car rally for Toys for Tots

See 1,200+ ft. of holiday lights on Long Island

Latkes, live music, and a menorah lighting in Ardsley

Create your own snow globes in Rockland

Visit Santa's House in Fairfield, CT

Dine with Santa in Rockland and see a mini train village

Hop on a horse and carriage ride at a holiday extravaganza on Long Island

Dinos, Reptiles, and Live Animal Encounters

Go on an archaeological dig in Queens

Grand Opening: Live animals area with photo opportunities in Westchester

Meet, greet, touch real snakes at Staten Island Children's Museum



Sensory friendly screening: 'Rise of the Guardians' on Long Island

Kid-friendly rendition of 'Nutcracker' with favorites 'Max & Ruby' on Long Island

Listen to non-stop music at all-day marathon, plus enjoy holiday crafts and foods in White Plains

Sesame Street, Jeremy Plays Guitar, and Santa jam at Brooklyn's Hip Tot Music Fest


Holiday Show

Win tickets to Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical!

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Winter Shopping Village - Rockland Country Day School
Congers, NY
Head to this one-stop shop for baked goods, hot cocoa, popcorn, unique gifts. Children can enjoy fun "sleigh rides," holiday face painting, and craft activities.

Through December 28
Shabbot for Tots - Union Temple
Brooklyn, NY
Sing, dance, and learn Hebrew.

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