Best of November: 21 Things To Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Peace, Love & Lights comes to the former Woodstock site at Bethel Woods. Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods
Peace, Love & Lights comes to the former Woodstock site at Bethel Woods. Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods

November brings plenty of things to do as Westchester and the Hudson Valley gear up for holidays from Veterans Day to Thanksgiving and full steam ahead to Christmas. 

November kicks off the season of holiday celebrations with the opening of Christmas exhibitions and light shows. This year includes the return of Lumagica at Harvest Moon, the revamped and expanded American Christmas and Santa's Village, and a new Polar Express-themed train ride through the Catskills. For even more festive fun, don't miss the Diwali Celebration at the Westchester Children's Museum, the Holiday Kickoff at the Hudson River Museum, and the opening of the holiday train shows at Greenburgh Nature Center and Lasdon Park

Find more top November fun in our Fall Fun Guide, our roundup of fabulous fall hikes, and our Holiday Fun Guide.

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

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Places featured in this article:


Westbrook Lane Station (at the Kingston Plaza shopping center)

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater

Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
Stories, Songs & Surprises on the Village Green
Bedford Free Library - 11:15 AM Pick
Sensory Friendly Days
Legoland Discovery Center - 5:00 PM Pick
Bilingual Children's Music with Marilyn
Rye Free Reading Room - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides