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

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

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.

Rock N Roll for Little Ones
Hendrick Hudson Free Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Silly Stories with Linnea
Larchmont Public Library - 3:45 PM Pick
Music and Movement with Lori Cohen
John C Hart Memorial Library - 6:00 PM Pick
Mother Goose Time
John C Hart Memorial Library - various times Pick
Ghost Tours of the Music Hall
Tarrytown Music Hall - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides