Head to Rhinebeck for the Sinterklass Festival on Saturday, December 7. Photo courtesy of the festival
Head to Rhinebeck for the Sinterklass Festival on Saturday, December 7. Photo courtesy of the festival

35+ Free Things To Do this Holiday Season in Westchester

December is a magical time for kids, with winter fun and an abundance of holiday festivities happening all month long. All this (plus gifts!) can cost families a pretty penny, so we've rounded up more than 35 FREE holiday activities for families in Westchester and the Hudson Valley happening in December 2019.

Read on for frugal fun that doesn't skimp on festivity. These are in addition to other resources we've already posted, like tree-lighting celebrations and breakfasts with Santa. And consult our Holiday Fun Guide for many more ways to savor the season!

Our Event Calendar is well-stocked with many more options to choose from, and more keep coming. You can also sign up for our FREE newsletters to get our picks delivered straight to your inbox!

Advice: Free events tend to be popular, especially ones involving a Santa sighting. As these generally require reservations, we strongly recommend that you make yours immediately, as they will surely sell out well in advance.


Ridge Hill
43 Market Street
Yonkers, NY 10710

Residential Area
21 North Kensico Avenue
White Plains, NY 10603

Jefferson Valley Mall
650 Lee Boulevard
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Home Depot
1 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Village of Armonk
Main Street
Armonk, NY 10504

Downtown Rye
Rye, NY 10580

Larchmont Public Library
121 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538

Bedford Free Library
32 Village Green
Bedford, NY 10506

Downtown Pleasant Valley
Main Street
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Village of Tuckahoe
Depot Square
Tuckahoe, NY 10707

Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers, NY 10704

Poughkeepsie Galleria
2001 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Chappaqua Public Library
195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Irvington Public Library
12 Astor Street
Irvington, NY 10533

Bedford Free Library
32 Village Green
Bedford, NY 10506

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Hyde Park Station
38 River Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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

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

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

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

Bedford Village Green
14 Pound Ridge Road
Bedford, NY

Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Yonkers Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701

Daronco Town House
20 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803

Westchester Mall
125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Bedford Village Green
Bedford, NY 10509

Rye Free Reading Room
1061 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

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

Yonkers Public Library - Will Branch (and another location)
1500 Central Park Avenue Pincus Auditorium
Yonkers, NY 10710

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

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle , NY 10801

Rye Free Reading Room
1061 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

Veterans Road & Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598