Holiday Events in NYC for Westchester Kids

See the Rockettes in the classic Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season.

Holiday Events in NYC for Westchester Kids

Looking to get into the city with the family during the holiday break? There are some wonderful holiday events in NYC for Westchester kids to enjoy. There are also events, not as tied to the holiday, but equally enjoyable.

Classic Holiday Event

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
This is the classic NYC holiday event for Westchester kids. See the perennial favorites like the show-stopping Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the majestic Living Nativity. The stars of the Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes, continue to dazzle audiences with precision dance and world-famous eye-high kicks. Santa Claus makes a special appearance from the North Pole. Performances are daily through Dec. 31, 2019. Check the website for times. Admission ranges from $25 to $300+. Reservations are required.
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Ave. of the Americas between 50th and 51st streets, New York, NY. 212–247–4777. radiocity.com


Dinosaur Holiday Event

Origami Holiday Tree
Bing on the dinosaurs! In honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary, the Origami Holiday Tree includes more than 150 origami models of theropod dinosaurs, including T. rex, as well as models of other Museum icons like the blue whale. The two Holiday Barosaurs, which greet visitors to the Museum on the front steps throughout the holiday season, are made of openwork stainless steel and festooned with pine boughs and lights. Illuminated at night, the whimsical dinosaurs flank the Museum’s Central Park West staircase and echo the Barosaurus mount in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda. The Museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:45 pm. The Tree and decorations are up until Jan. 12, 2020. Admission is $23 for adults and $13 for children. Reservations are not required.
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at West 79th St., New York, N.Y. 212–769–5200. amnh.org

More Events

Big Apple Circus
Westchester kids are wowed by this family-friendly circus featuring thrilling new acts from around the world. The show BAC42 is more immersive than ever before. Performances are daily through Dec. 31, 2019. Check the website for times. Tickets range from $33 to $120. Reservations are required.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., New York, N.Y. 212–875–5374. bigapplecircus.com

Yeti, Set, Snow!
Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship. The show is performed daily at 10:30 am through Jan 31. Best suited for children ages 3 to 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Reservations are required.
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th St. and West Dr., New York, N.Y. 212–639–1697. cityparksfoundation.org

Open Studio for Families
Explore themes and materials seen in the artwork on view. Then stop by at the drop-in studio art-making program. The program runs from1–4 pm on Jan. 12, 19 and 26. An ideal program for ages 3 and up. Admission is $25 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Reservations not required.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York, N.Y. 212–423–3500. guggenheim.org

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