It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Hudson Valley. With an array of activities taking place, Westchester County is an ideal home for the holidays.
“Westchester County is the perfect place to make holiday memories with family and friends,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Visitors can enjoy shopping, arts and culture, delicious cuisine and more during this festive season.”
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Cross County Shopping Center welcomes Santa now through December 24th. Reservations are available, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.crosscountycenter.com/Events/Details/389536.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is back for it’s third exciting season. New this year is the Hanneford Holiday Circus. Four shows run each night under the big top, with the area’s only holiday tented circus. RangersTown Rink is back. Enjoy unlimited skating against the backdrop of beautiful Kensico Dam Plaza and twinkling lights all around. With The Santa Experience, Unlimited Rides and Holiday lights there is so much to see at Winter Wonderland this year. Winter Wonderland runs Friday, November 25th – Monday January 2nd, 2017. Tickets are available now at https://wwinterwonderland.ticketleap.com/westchesters-winter-wonderland-2016/
Adventure to Santa, A DreamWorks DreamPlace officially returns to Ridge Hill this month. This interactive holiday adventure for the whole family features a re-imagined experience with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda and friends. This year, families can make a memorable adventure to the North Pole with the help of a mischievous panda that take them on a journey from China to the North Pole. Reservations can be made by visiting http://www.ridgehill.com.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Holiday Tea Musicale’s runs December 1st – 16th. Take part in Caramoor’s great holiday tradition of sing-alongs with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones!). Santa Visits the Rosen Room on Saturday, December 10th. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in the Music Room, followed by a thirty-minute concert of sing-a-longs when Santa Claus will appear to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack–milk and cookies–will be served in the cloisters. Bring a camera and begin the festive season with joy! Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early! Tickets are available at http://www.caramoor.org.
Come see Dickens’s Christmas Carol at the historic the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will share his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic, complete with musical accompaniment. Performances will take place December 10th -11th and 17th- 18th. Advanced ticket purchase required. Visit http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/dickenss-christmas-carol for more information.
Stay and Play
Embrace the spirit of the holidays at the Ritz-Carlton New York Westchester with events the entire family will enjoy including Gingerbread House Decorating classes with the hotel’s pastry team on Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and the annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 11th. Breakfast includes a delicious buffet, a balloon artist, a face painter and a visit with Santa. Space is limited and reservations are required for events. For more information or to make reservations, call 914-467-5827 or email Katie.pinto(at)ritzcarlton(dot)com
NoMa Social at the Radisson New Rochelle released their brand-new fall menu and it, and it does not disappoint. One of the most popular restaurants in the area, NoMa Social’s executive chef, Bill Rosenberg is the master behind the foodie madness, bringing delicious and one-of-a-kind meals that has everyone coming back for more. For more information visit http://www.nomasocial.com/.
The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development league affiliate of the New York Knicks, tipped off its third season at Westchester County Center in White Plains on November 19th. For more information, visit Westchesterknicks.com or call (914) 559-6889. Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team at: @wcknicks on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and on Facebook at facebook.com/wcknicks.