33 Free Holiday and Christmas Events in Westchester and the Hudson Valley for Kids

Holiday Lights in Bloom, at the Orange County Arboretum, features illuminated flora and fauna. Photo courtesy of the arboretum
Holiday Lights in Bloom, at the Orange County Arboretum, features illuminated flora and fauna. Photo courtesy of the arboretum

Looking for FREE Christmas events in Westchester and the Hudson Valley? Read on for dozens of options. 

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, and 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 got plenty of ways to meet Santa—you can even see him land by helicopter! 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 keep an eye on our activities calendar!

 

Places featured in this article:


Library Green/Ruby Dee Park

Reformed Church of Bronxville

Untermyer Park & Garden

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

Huguenot Children's Library

New Rochelle Public Library

New Rochelle Public Library, Ossie Davis Theater

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

Town of Arlington

Downtown Pleasant Valley

Homewood Suites by Hilton at Newburgh-Stewart Airport
Music & Merriment with Ms. Judy
Yonkers public Library - Crestwood Branch - 9:30 AM Pick
STEAM Along with Toddlers
Huguenot Children's Library - 10:30 AM Pick
Fiesta! with Flor
Croton Free Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Mother Goose Storytime
North Castle Public Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Sing, Sign, and Storytime
Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Branch - 11:00 AM Pick
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