Head to Rhinebeck for Sinterklaas Festival Day on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Sinterklaas Festival
Head to Rhinebeck for Sinterklaas Festival Day on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Sinterklaas Festival

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Sinterklaas Festival, Laurie Berkner, Holiday Train Show

With Thanksgiving so late this year, the holiday fun that would otherwise have been spread across two weekends is now jam-packed in the weekend ahead! There are Santa sightings, breakfasts with Santa, craft fairs, tree and menorah lightings, and a host of other seasonal attractions throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley. How to optimize each weekend this month requires some strategy.

Many of the recurring holiday events we've previously listed are now supplemented with a fresh batch of festive fanfare, including the large-scale Sinterklaas Festival Day, Holiday on Huguenot Street (which takes place Friday, as well), and a Dutch celebration of St. Nicholas Day—all of which are FREE. Several holiday performances are scheduled, including Laurie Berkner's holiday concert and an interpretation of The Nutcracker performed by marionettes. 

If you were hoping to catch the stage production of Peter Pan, both performances are sold-out.

Read on for all our top picks—then be sure to consult our Event Calendar for the full panoply of options (and there are many!), including alternatives to holiday-themed activities. Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Fun Guide to plan the remaining days of the season and our December GoList for our top picks for the month. 

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

Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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

Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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

Palisades Center
1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
81 Route 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
230 Vesey St
New York, NY 10281

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY