It’s time to see the best and brightest holiday lights in Westchester! Because the 2019 holiday season is all ablaze with sparkling lights it’s time to light up your season with these activities.
Psst … Speaking of lights, consider cutting down your own Christmas tree to light up your home.
The Best Holiday Lights in Westchester
Holiday [email protected] Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo takes 2019 holiday lights to the extreme! See animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful light displays. Listen to roaming carolers, then take a ride on the holiday train. In addition save time for hot cocoa. On view now through Jan 5, 2020. Closed Christmas Eve and Day as well as Jan. 1 and 2. Tickets are $29.99 for adults, $22.95 for children. And there is no charge for children under 2. The holiday train ride costs an additional $3. Reservations are not required. Purchase tickets online to save 10%.
Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., University Heights. 718–220–5100. bronxzoo.com/holiday-lights
Take an especially beautiful 2019 tour of Boscobel House and Gardens. The mansion is lit by glowing candles. Because it’s also so beautiful, allow time to see the bright holiday lights outside the Mansion. Tour the Apple Orchard, then the Rose Garden, and also Maple Lane, which are elegantly lit. Tours are available from 3:30 t0 7:15 pm on Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. Admission is $26 adults, $16 children. Additionally, the event is free for ages 5 and under. Reservations are required.
Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison. 845–265–3638. boscobel.org/events/twilight-tours
Warm your spirits with holiday fun during this special night. Explore the Glenview historic home as it is aglow for the holidays with the brightest holiday lights in Westchester. Also, see the other exhibitions and in addition, a special 2019 program with a fashion historian. Special discounts are available in the Museum Shop. 5 to 8 pm. Dec. 6. Pay what you wish admission. Reservations not required.
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914–963–4550. hrm.org
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience! Featuring the Santa Experience, plus unlimited skating on an outdoor ice rink. You can also enjoy Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus, and holiday rides at FUNderland Village. Because you’ll want to eat, there are food and beverage options. Don’t miss the bigger and brighter 2019 Lights of Wonder show for a good dose of the best holiday lights in Westchester. Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Closed on Christmas Eve and Day. Check www.wwinterwonderland.com for calendar and special events. Open on Fridays, 5 to 10 pm, Saturdays, 4 to 10 pm, Sundays, 4 to 9 pm. $18. Reservations not required.
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Rd., Valhalla. 914–964–7275. parks.westchestergov.com
Hot Tip: Read our review of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland for inside pointers and information.