The Grand Holiday Illumination lights up Untermyer Gardens. Photo by the author
The Grand Holiday Illumination lights up Untermyer Gardens. Photo by the author

Must-Do Holiday Experiences and Christmas Events in Westchester for Families in 2021

Holiday festivities are returning to Westchester and the Hudson Valley this year, with a wintry mix of spectacles, tree lightings, Santa sightings, and other fun. We’ve got the lowdown on top attractions to keep your family’s spirits high.

Whether you’re looking for a drive-thru experience that affords the comfort of a warm car or prefer to go on foot through the frosty air, we’ve got options. Many beloved traditions are returning, such as Westchester Winter Wonderland, while new fun is debuting, including The Wonderland of Lights. Round out your holiday calendar with shopping at holiday markets or a pajama-clad ride on a Polar Express or Christmas train ride, and you’ve got yourself a memorable holiday season! Be sure to purchase early, as ticketed events often sell out and capacity might be reduced.

There’s still much more worth experiencing in our Holiday Guide; we recommend you head there next. Plus, the Mommy Poppins elves are busily populating our activities calendar with loads of fun throughout the holidays, so keep close tabs to stay informed.

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Holiday Lights In Bloom
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Grove St. entrance) - 5:00 PM Pick
Peace, Love & Lights
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 5:00 PM Pick
The Wonderland of Lights
Dutchess County Fairgrounds - 6:00 PM Pick
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