There are plenty of cheery holiday activities geared toward little ones in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Photo by Mommy Poppins
There are plenty of cheery holiday activities geared toward little ones in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Photo by Mommy Poppins

30 Holiday Events for Westchester Toddlers and Preschoolers

The holidays are a special time for all children, but toddlers and preschoolers help keep the rest of us young with their awe and delight at simple holiday pleasures. We've rounded up 30 things you can do with your little one in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this holiday season, many of which are FREE!

Note: The list below is far from all-encompassing, as there are many more options to choose from that can be found in our many seasonal roundups, including the most spectacular holiday light displays, the best family holiday shows, and where to dine with Santa. All this and MUCH more can be found in our Holiday Guide

No matter what holiday you celebrate, it’s a wonderful age to share family traditions—or introduce new ones. Read on for some ideas, and don't forget to check our Event Calendar for new activities added daily!


Bedford Free Library
32 Village Green
Bedford, NY 10506

Barnes & Noble Yonkers (and other locations)
2614 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
Route 35
Somers, NY 10589

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

Sheldrake Environmnetal Center
685 Weaver Street
Larchmont, NY 10538

SOOP Theatre Company
530 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803

Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road Academic Arts Theatre in the Hankin Academic Arts Building
Valhalla, NY 10595

Tuckahoe Library
71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Scribble Art Workshop
63 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Yonkers Public Library, Grinton I. Will Branch
1500 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10708

Groove
158 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538

Westchester's Ridge Hill
1 Ridge Hill Boulevard
Yonkers, NY 10710

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Mount Vernon Public Library
28 South First Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Mount Kisco Library
100 East Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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

Locust Grove Estate
2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Palisades Center - Color Me Mine
1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994

Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Jacob Blauvelt House
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956

Bear Mountain Trailside Museums and Zoo
Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY 12508