Free Things To Do This Christmas and Holiday Season in Westchester With Kids

Celebrate with Frosty the Snowman in Armonk. Photo courtesy of the event
Celebrate with Frosty the Snowman in Armonk. Photo courtesy of the event

Joy abounds in the holiday season...and so do expenses. Between presents, family portraits, holiday feasting, vacation plans, and other expenditures, it's easy to burn a hole in your wallet. That's why we've worked hard to identify ways to enjoy seasonal fun in Westchester and the Hudson Valley that are FREE. And who doesn’t love a bargain? 

From craft-making to stage performances, community festivities, to light shows, we've got the goods. And whether you plan to attend a tree-lighting celebration or a menorah-lighting event, we've got that, too. We've even got ways to meet Santa—even to have breakfast with Santa. All free.

Just think: With all the money you'll save with these freebies, you can budget the funds to attend these must-do holiday attractions for Westchester kids, snag tickets to holiday performances, or buy presents at holiday craft fairs. We've captured many more ways to savor the season in our Holiday Guide, where you'll find more holiday resources like our roundup of Polar Express and Christmas train rides and other ways to spark joy. There's a lot more where this came from (and more on the way), so you better watch out—er, keep an eye on our activities calendar!


Places featured in this article:

Downtown Pelham

Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park

Town of Pelham Gazebo

Reformed Church of Bronxville

Untermyer Park & Garden

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Grove St. entrance)

Downtown Pleasant Valley

ERDAJT Holiday Light Display

Watt Christmas Wonderland

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
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