Visit A Frosty Fest for a family fun holiday light spectacular unlike any other. Photo courtesy of the event
Visit A Frosty Fest for a family fun holiday light spectacular unlike any other. Photo courtesy of the event

Must-Do Christmas Events and Holiday Experiences for Westchester Kids in 2020

On the heels of a tumultuous year, the 2020 holidays are sorely needed to brighten spirits. Fortunately, despite the pandemic and the dipping temperatures, many venues are pivoting to provide sparkly attractions full of Christmas and Hanukkah cheer.

Below we’ve rounded up holiday experiences and events in Westchester and the Hudson Valley that are sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Reserve early, as ticketed events often sell out and capacity is reduced.

Beyond these, we’ve been unveiling assorted other ways to find festive activities, in addition to our multifaceted Holiday Guide: Buy local at the holiday markets happening this month and next, or put on your PJs or take a ride on one of these Polar Express or Christmas train rides. Additional fun awaits at these holiday attractions in New England.

Looking for more holiday fun? Consult our Event Calendar.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.


The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Route 308
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel , NY 12720

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Headless Horseman Hayrides
778 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487

Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival
38 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Westbrook Lane Station (at the Kingston Plaza shopping center)
149 Aaron Court
Kingston, NY 12401

Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers, NY 10462

Museum Village
1010 State Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10950

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Knights of Columbus
2660 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Sunday Strolls
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
Holiday Market at Bethel Woods
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 11:00 AM Pick
Holiday Small Gift Show
Howland Cultural Center - 1:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides