Visitors are transported to a miniature wonderland as model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, acorns,and cinnamon sticks. New replicas of Central Park’s iconic architectural features include Belvedere Castle, the Dairy, the Old Bandstand, the Angel of the Waters sculpture atop the …
Join the world-famous Rockettes® and the entire cast (including Santa!) for the stunning sets, costumes and the kind of breathtaking stage effects that have earned Radio City Music Hall® the title "Showplace of the Nation." With perennial favorites like the show-stopping “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the majestic “Living Nativity,” this is the holiday treat your …
Big Apple Circus is bigger, better, and back with a brand new show under the big top, at Lincoln Center for its 42nd season! Featuring thrilling new acts from around the world and more immersive than ever before, BAC42 is more than a show, it’s an experience you won’t ever forget! Why just watch, when you can join the circus! So step into the ring, your circus awaits!
Skate through the holidays having fun with the whole family at their pop-up ice skating rink! The pop-up ice skating rink is not real ice, but instead is made of synthetic material which is easier for young ones and first time skaters. Admission includes skates and a one hour skate session. Check website for theme nights.
Watch this classic holiday story that never gets old. As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection.
Come ice skating at the pop-up rink throughout the month to skate with characters like Mickey & Minnie, Mr. Freeze and more.
Shop local selections from small farms and artisan food makers. There’s something for everyone.
The delicious buffet breakfast includes a visit with Santa and his elf and photo opportunities with Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, & Thirsty the Penguin. After breakfast take a carousel ride!
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and feel good about doing good. Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk.
During these two days of festivities, Downtown Ridgefield becomes a magical winter wonderland, with horse-drawn carriages, live music, strolling carolers, ice sculpting, toy soldiers and local store promotions just in time for holiday shopping.
No matter the weather outside, The Maritime Aquarium guarantees a snowy forecast inside every day in December, thanks to a special snow machine that produces a fun flurry on the hour every day.
Kids can step inside the colorful world of Trolls in this interactive exhibit in New York City. Pick out your favorite Troll hairdo, then head out on a scavenger hunt to get ready for Poppy’s Best Day Ever party. Step inside the confetti Caterbus, climb around Critter Creek, and don 3D Glitter Goggles to let loose at the big event.
Listen to live music, join in a holiday stroll featuring a live nativity, take a ride in a horse drawn carriage and watch professional ice sculpture demos. Write a letter to Santa
Bring your conductor’s hat and enjoy zooming freight cars, flashing bells and tooting whistles at this popular train show.
Read an exciting story about a famous artist and then explore their art in an interactive hands-on activity. Each workshop is intended to inspire creativity while making important connections to literacy. Wear clothes that can get messy.
Children of all ages can explore the wonders of science and nature in our outdoor 12-acre garden. Climb the boulders and view the landscape below from your high perch, dash through Beth’s Maze, and check out the cattails and lily pads at Habitat Hub.
The author Ahrundati Roy tells us that “a new world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.” How will you bring your imagination to envision the kind of world we can create together? Infuse your vision for how you’d like the earth to look with messages of possibility. Try on what it feels like to be an urban planner planting more street trees …
Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship.
Bring the kids to rock out to the music of the Talking Heads. This special performance allows kids to move, play and sing in a sensory-friendly environment while listening to works from the classic-rock band.
Drop in and make a different craft every week. Materials and templates provided.
Create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens at Wave Hill. In this drop-in workshop, fashion a pair of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Material fee discounted …
Lasdon Park’s annual Holiday on the Hill features holiday model display, decorated main house, meet and greet with Santa, holiday conservatory exhibit, fire pits and holiday music.
TheaterWorksUSA’s production of Peter Pan is based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn’s 1982 adaptation of the J.M. Barrie play, which was originally developed for London’s Royal Shakespeare Company.
Join the community path for environmental education. This is a guided trail experience through the woodland forest. Specially-trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Topics vary each week.
Spend the day in Tuckahoe for their annual Winterfest event! Enjoy hayrides, caroling by the tree, pictures with Santa, food vendors, free hot chocolate and holiday entertainment. Tree lighting ceremony begins at 5pm.
Celebrate all things Anna, Elsa & Olaf with character photos with Santa, character ice skating, cotton candy, live musical band and selfie spots.
Looking for something fun to do with your family during the holidays? Clay Art Center’s annual ornament making clay class is a special holiday event. Create a handmade personalized holiday ornament for your family to treasure forever.