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Experience magical, historical holidays in Westchester.

Through the end of December, visitors can enjoy themed events like Santa visits and holiday lightings, a night at the theater and delicious dining at top-notch restaurants. Various hotels with packages for romantic, exciting and adventurous experiences offer convenience, comfort and charm, while guests are entertained with all the county has to offer to make the season one they'll be sure to remember.

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Westchester has something for just about everyone. When planning your trip to the Hudson Valley, Westchester County's Favorite Escapes is the ideal starting point to planning your itinerary.

It Happened One Christmas Eve Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

Dec. 4 - 28, It Happened One Christmas Eve
A heart-warming 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. In a nostalgic blend of joy and sadness, this show is filled with favorite Christmas carols and popular seasonal songs and is sure to please the entire family.


Westchester Broadway Theater presents South Pacific Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

Dec. 4 - Dec. 28, It Happened One Christmas Eve

Dec. 31 - Jan. 11, South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning South Pacific is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.


Caramoor Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
(914) 232-1252

Dec. 3-18, Holiday Tea Musicales

Tickets are available online for all events.

Cross County Shopping Center Happy Holidays
Cross County, Yonkers
(914) 968-9570

Through Dec. 24, Santa Photos
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located near Gap and Bath & Body Works.

Dreamworks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure
DreamPlace is a modern take on Santa’s Village with a Shrek-based theme and located in a custom-built 42-foot tall workshop in Town Square.


Duchess Holiday Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
(914) 631-4481

Through Dec. 28, A Very Duchess Holiday Exhibition
Experience how a real princess dressed and lived by visiting Lyndhurst during the holiday season. Anna, the Duchess of Talleyrand, the last owner of Lyndhurst, left many of her dresses, hats, shoes, lingerie and luggage.  Lyndhurst will exhibit Anna’s couture against the backdrop of the mansion beautifully decorated for the holiday season. The exhibition is seen on regular tours of the mansion, which are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tours can be purchased at the visitor’s center or online in advance.

through Dec. 28, The Carriage House Tea Room
Join us for high tea at the Lyndhurst Carriage House tearoom! Enjoy a traditional English tea before seeing "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol" or before your tour of the mansion. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 28; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 per person. Advanced reservations required.


Mr. Dickens Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
(914) 631-4481

Through 28, Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol
Experience this theatrical recreation of Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. The performance is given throughout the rooms of the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion giving a novel way of simultaneously experiencing Lyndhurst and Dickens’ classic tale. Tickets available online.

Johnathan Kruk presents A Christmas Carol Old Dutch Church and Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
(914) 366-6900

Dec. 20-21, Dickens's "Christmas Carol"
The historic, candlelit interior of the circa-1685 Old Dutch Church is the setting for a dramatic performance of "A Christmas Carol" by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment. Kruk brings to life the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

A Holiday Open House takes place across the street from the church at Philipsburg Manor. This 18th-century historic site will be lit by candle lanterns and bonfires. Visitors can take part in hands-on, winter-themed crafts, listen to live fiddle music and toast the evening with complimentary sweets and hot beverages while browsing for holiday gifts at the Museum Shop packed with special Hudson Valley merchandise that can’t be found at traditional retailers.

Capacity is very limited for Dickens’s "Christmas Carol" and tickets should be purchased in advance online online or by calling (914) 366-6900.


Lasdon Holiday on the Hill Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Katonah
(914) 864-7263

Through 30, Holidays on the Hill
Westchester’s only holiday train show, shimmering holiday lights, hayrides and a visit from Santa himself are all part of the fun and excitement when the Holidays on the Hill celebration returns in December.

Little Mermaid White Plains Performing Arts Center, City Center, White Plains
(914) 328-1600

Through Jan. 4, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Starring Broadway’s John Treacy Egan, Disney’s The Little Mermaid tells the story of a beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave her home in a magical kingdom beneath the sea to live in the world above. Features hit songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” For tickets, visit the theatre box office, purchase the tickets online or call (914) 328-1600.

Westchester Philharmonic Westchester Philharmonic, 123  Main St., White Plains
(914) 682-3707

Sunday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m.
Ted Sperling, conducting
Starring Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes


Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
(914) 366-6200

Regular events: Get up close with the livestock and stroll through the vegetable fields with the weekly Insider’s Tour of Stone Barns Center. Young children can participate in Hands-on Egg Collecting or enjoy Story Time on the Farm. Sunday Farm Market. Farm Store on weekdays.

Get tickets for all events online.


Neuberger Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
(914) 251-6100

View the event calendar for lectures and special exhibits.


Muscoot Farm
Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers
(914) 864-7282

Discover Muscoot Farm Family Programs
There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres.


Hilltop Hanover Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights
(914) 962-2368

This is a working crop farm and environmental education facility featuring demonstration models for backyard farming, animal management, rainwater harvesting, organic composting, and green-roof technology. Visitors are encouraged to come and hike the farm’s 3.5 miles of woodland trails, enjoy a picnic overlooking the property and visit the chickens and goats.

View the events calendar for a complete listing of events. Some events require advance ticketing.


Wolf Conservation Center Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
(914) 763-2373

Autumn Programs
Check out the Wolf Conservation Center program calendar and current events.

Eaglefest Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining
(914) 762-2912 x110

Feb. 7, Eaglefest, at Croton Point Park and various sites along the Hudson River
Did you know that over 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? And what better way is there to celebrate this winter visit than at Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest? Don’t miss the opportunity to view our national symbol and other birds of prey up-close and personal. Learn how conservation efforts have brought about the now vibrant bald eagle population in the Hudson Valley. Purchase tickets online. Snow date: Feb. 8

From New York City, take the Metro North Eagle Train at 9:51 a.m. from Grand Central Terminal. Guests must purchase a regular train ticket from Metro North. Train ticket does not include admission fee.  Metro North personnel will direct guests to the correct train car to hear a wildlife presentation. Free shuttle buses will bring attendees to/from the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park.

Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.

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