Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of glittering pine trees, snow-capped mountains, twinkling lights, cuddly animals, and gingerbread cookies. Located on the 8th floor of the iconic flagship store, this 13,000 square foot Christmas Village is filled with holiday treasures, taking customers on a special visit with the one and only Santa Claus.
This delightful holiday musical is a true celebration of the season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of spirit. See website for times.
Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a comfortable, low-key, air conditioned environment.M–F 9am–12pm Sat 8am–10am.
This new exhibit at the Museum glorifies crazy contraptions that spin, rock, make music, and move around! Sculptor Steve Gerberich creates outlandish large-scaled kinetic sculptures and installations out of old machine parts, kitchen utensils, toys and carnival figurines. It’s art in motion and crazy fun!9am–5pm.
Designed to encourage creativity in all children, this interactive exhibit gives kids the materials, tools and help from museum educators to become "makers." Children work with needles and thread, screwdrivers and batteries, art supplies and more, to transform ideas into reality.10am–5pm.
Dazzling children and adults , the display features Lionel trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout. Departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole, this year’s exhibition showcases the Transit Museum’s Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets. A selection from the …10 am to 6 pm.
Families can visit Santa Claus in his delightful new home at Ridge Hill! This magical cottage features interactive elements for children and Santa’s library provides a beautiful setting for keepsake photographs.10am–9pm.
"Objects Out Loud," is a stunning new exhibit at the Museum, combining the works of two contemporary artists, Nick Cave and Arman. This exhibition includes 20 works of sculpture, film and photography. Both artists’ works are bold and full of symbolic meaning and social commentary.10am–5pm.
Tours of this historic site begin for the season on April 1. This lovely but unassuming country church has a stained glass window by Henri Matisse (his last work of art) and nine windows created by Marc Chagall. These glorious windows are on display for visitors. Tours are subject to congregation activities; call for daily schedule.10am–5pm.
The Aquarium is featuring a special exhibit featuring a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle, who will be followed through its first year of life, before being released into the ocean next fall.10am–6pm.
Tis the season to be jolly at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during Bricktacular. Join in on the festive holiday fun every weekend in December as you walk through a Winter Wonderland themed MINILAND searching for LEGO® presents in a bricktastic scavenger hunt. Help the LEGO delivery truck get all of the hidden presents delivered by the holiday for a chance to win a family four pack …10am – 9pm.
Hop aboard our play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up inside the cozy Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home.10 am to 5:30 pm.
Piece together a fun holiday experience during Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester. Walk through a Winter Wonderland-themed MINILAND searching for LEGO® presents in a bricktastic scavenger hunt and snap a photo with a large-scale, interactive holiday build. All visitors receive a Limited Edition Collector Holiday LEGO® Brick.10am–9pm.
The production features 75 puppets, adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, " Brown Bear, Brown Bear," “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” “The Very Lonely Firefly,” and “the Very Hungry Caterpillar.”10 am ,noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.
Mummies offers an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead. Through high-resolution CT scans and forensically reconstructed sculptures, visitors glimpse people from centuries ago and learn how …10am–5:45pm.
Mummies will offer an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition will explore the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead.10am.
How do people, animals and birds stay warm in the winter in their own unique ways? Join this weekly Exploring Play program to pretend to hibernate in a cave like a bear; story time with a bear who can’t fall asleep in winter, touch and sort real feathers; and use colorful feathers to make their own birds to take home. Exploring Play, held on Friday mornings, is designed for children ages 2 to …10:30–11am.
The South Street Seaport Museum has a new exhibition, "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners." The exhibit features ship models, artifacts and memorabilia from ocean liners, giving visitors an in-depth look at the dramatic differences between ship travel for millionaires in First Class and immigrants in Third Class.11am–5pm.
Join us in the Book Nook for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed project.11am–12pm.
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century.11am.
Santa Claus exchanges his snow boots for scuba gear at The Maritime Aquarium! Be there as Santa joins the dive team and enters the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sharks, teaching kids that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth. Workload permitting, Santa is expected to participate in most of the dives in December …12:15pm & 2:15pm.
Embrace your inner elf this season with this fun holiday show. Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts as a child and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. Buddy grows up thinking he’s an elf, but between his lousy toy-making abilities and enormous size, he begins to realize he’s not like the others. With Santa’s blessing …1 pm and 6 pm.
It doesn’t get much bigger than the latest installment of "Star Wars," except if you’re watching “The Last Jedi” on a six-story IMAX screen! In an unprecedented move, The Maritime Aquarium is suspending its regular schedule of 40-minute IMAX documentaries for one month to present only “The Last Jedi.” Episode VIII will continue the saga of Luke, Leia, Rey, Finn …1pm, 4pm, 7pm & 10pm.
It’s mealtime for the animals! Join Greenburgh Nature Center naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the kind of care that goes into feeding animals in the live Animal Museum and the outdoor barn.1pm.
A fun and messy introduction to clay for all ages. This one-time drop in class is an introduction to clay for the whole family. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Materials are included; projects are fired and can be picked up 2-3 weeks after class.2–4pm.
Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero becomes an unforgettable musical when paired with the Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney film of the same name. Introduce your kids to 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and some truly beautiful music.2pm.
As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection.2 pm and 8 pm.
Learn about the way the different eras of the Philipse family observed the holidays during the first generation in the 1680s to the last generation in the 1760s. Discover the historical origins of many of our modern holiday traditions and decorations while enjoying the multi-generational decorations done by Morsemere Garden Club and learning about the history of the Manor Hall.2pm.
Enjoy a family matinee that concludes with ith Alvin Ailey’s timeless American masterpiece Revelations - one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance. Performances are all followed by question-and-answer sessions with Ailey’s dancers.2pm.
Now that we are done stuffing ourselves for Thanksgiving...let the count down to Santa begin! Join Sky Blue Stables for Holidays with the Horses and tour the new facilities and ask about riding programs including the PATH certified therapeutic riding for children with special needs. Come meet Santa and the horses - grab some great photos for Holiday cards. Take a pony/horse ride for kids and adults …4PM–7PM.