25 Things To Do with Westchester Kids During the Holidays

There are so many family activities in Westchester this time of year that it can be hard to decide which ones to choose. To help you out, we’ve collected our favorite 25 things to do during the holiday season. Need some more inspiration? Check out our Holiday Guide and Event Calendar to stay in the holiday loop, or follow us on Facebook to share some of your experiences! 

Great Birthday Cake and Cupcake Bakeries in Hartford Area

I think most of us can agree that when it comes to birthdays the cake is one of the most important parts of the party! Making sure you get a good one can be crucial. Whether your little one prefers chocolate or vanilla or cupcakes over cake, there are many amazing bakeries in the Hartford County area. We've listed a few of our favorites below. In our Birthday Party Guide you'll find tons of ideas on themes and locations too!

Holiday Shows Other Than The Nutcracker for Boston Families

It's difficult to imagine a holiday season without the magic of The Nutcracker, but it's hardly the only show in town during the month of December. We've rounded up our top picks of other holiday shows and concerts, featuring everything from a musical spectacular (pictured) to a special stuffed rabbit to good old Ebenezer Scrooge. There's most definitely something for everyone!

Mount Southington- A Perfect Winter Skiing Day Trip

Snow isn’t that fun when you have to drive in it! It sure is more entertaining when you can enjoy it in other ways! This winter, instead of traveling far away for a family ski trip, we stayed local and enjoyed the slopes of Connecticut’s very own Mount Southington in Hartford County. It’s a perfect spot conveniently located right off highway 84 in the rural hills of Plantsville/Southington. A popular destination for both skiers and boarders, they have fourteen trails, ranging from bunny slope to black diamonds. The resort has something for every level of skier. They have a great variety of terrain including a terrain park. We've reviewed five other Connecticut Ski Resorts as well as many more ski resorts in our Ski and Snow Sports Guide.

Holiday Light Shows in Fairfield County

There is something magical about a holiday light display.  I have so many fun memories of bundling up in the backseat and driving around town searching for the best Christmas lights.  I am happy to say that this is a tradition that I have continued with my daughter.  

New Haven may have its Fantasy of Lights, but Fairfield County has some of the best home light displays I have ever seen.  From billionaire Paul Tudor Jones’ elaborate light display in Greenwich, to a nostalgic drive down Danbury’s Main St display, Fairfield County has something that will spark your interest.

13 Fun Things to Do in Rockefeller Center Besides the Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center is undoubtedly the most crowded place in New York City during the holidays as everyone, whether they live in town or are just visiting, goes to see "The Tree." But then what?

There is actually quite a bit for families to do in the 22-acre complex besides gazing at the twinkling evergreen and battling tourists. Rockefeller Center is a great holiday destination with plenty of shopping, eating and culture for kids of all ages. Squeeze it in as part of a Holiday Windows Walk, check it out while you wait for the Rockettes to start kicking, or grab a bite after your show — we've got great suggestions for no-reservation, family-friendly restaurants nearby.

Read on for 13 fun things to do at Rockefeller Center this winter.

Gingerbread Houses, Crafts and More for Long Island Kids

With the DIY boom underway, kids are rolling up their sleeves and tackling craft projects and creative activities more and more. And what better time to make something special than the holiday season? Check out this list of holiday themed projects, crafts and activities across Long Island that are sure to deck your halls. For more holiday fun, view our Holiday Activity Guide.

Spanish Sing-Alongs for Preschoolers

Savvy parents know that introducing children to other languages and a variety of cultures at an early age can pay off in a number of ways, especially in a diverse city like New York City—and music makes for a fun entry point for young kids. 

Spanish, of course, is the country and the city's second most spoken language, so we tracked down some of NYC's most popular kid sing-alongs and language arts programs en Españ​ol. We selected a handful of options that are especially engaging for toddlers and preschoolers who are at the early stages of testing out language. Of course, you can find more formal dual-language/immersion programs for children of all ages in NYC if you are looking for a more rigorous approach.


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