Best of December: 24 Awesome Things To Do in Westchester with Kids

Untermyer Garden's Grand Holiday Illumination runs nightly from Friday, December 9-Sunday, January 1, 2023. Photo courtesy of Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Garden's Grand Holiday Illumination runs nightly from Friday, December 9-Sunday, January 1, 2023. Photo courtesy of Untermyer Gardens

Christmas lights and holiday activities are back this December, and that's just the beginning of all there is to see and do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this month.

Westchester and the Hudson Valley are going all out for the holidays with the return of festive annual traditions such as The Great Holiday Train Show, Irvington's Hanukkah Village, and Watt Christmas Wonderland. New events include Legoland New York's Holiday Bricktacular and a Snow Ball with the Snow Sisters where kids can party with all the characters from Frozen. All are invited to celebrate Hanukkah at Ridge Hill's Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop. And don't miss Santa's sensational helicopter arrival at Museum Village.

Find more top December fun in our roundups of the best holiday drive-thrus and Christmas lights shows nearby, the top holiday shows in the region, and our list of must-do holiday activities and Christmas events in Westchester for kids. Our Guide to Holiday Fun is packed with more local and regional resources.

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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Places featured in this article:


Downtown Poughkeepsie - Little Italy

Kingston Historic Stockade District

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge

MJN – Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center

Untermyer Park & Garden

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Grove St. entrance)
Tuesday Train Time
Harrison Public Library - Richard E. Halperin Building - 10:45 AM Pick
Music and Movement
Mt Kisco Public Library - 11:15 AM Pick
LEGO Club
Croton Free Library - 2:45 PM Pick
Silly Stories with Linnea
Larchmont Public Library - 3:45 PM Pick
Valentine's Day Card Making
Warner Library - 3:30 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides