See a recreation of Charles Dickens’ own performances of his classic tale. Visitors travel throughout the main floor of the beautifully decorated mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. Performances are approximately 60 minutes.
Take a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a live musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies during this 90-minute ride. Children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas!
A musical worth melting for! If you loved the movie "Frozen," you’ll love seeing Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come to life on stage to tell the timeless tale of two sisters who are pulled apart by a mysterious secret. Of course, there’s the classic song “Let It Go,” plus many new numbers for this new production.
A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic - with a surprising new twist! Featuring the timeless characters and traditional carols you know and love, this production is a wonderful holiday treat.
Visit Santa for special pictures and a free gift! Santa is available at his winter home, located between Gap and Bath & Body Works.
Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like never before. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regales you with his adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” inside a historic venue.
It’s the 13th season of the Parchment Farmers’ Market! Come say hello to your favorite vendors, shop the flavors of the season and find out what’s in store in the months to come. Ample, easy parking by entering the Metro-North parking deck off Myrtle Boulevard.
Enjoy fresh, winter-grown produce along with a diverse variety of meats, cheeses, breads and prepared foods as this year-round farmers’ market moves indoors. It’s a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy, no matter the season.
Enter the world of DreamWorks Trolls with an all-new, immersive, interactive experience. Travel through Critter Creek, enjoy dancing in Poppy’s 3-D Party Room, meet your favorite Trolls and more.
All aboard for an unforgettable holiday ride in this animated film based on the classic children’s book. On Christmas Eve, a magical locomotive takes a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus to the North Pole. Starring the voice talent of Tom Hanks.
A special train ride with some special guests! Enjoy a 60-minute journey aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations and keep that camera handy for the moment Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive for a visit.
Enjoy a special holiday meal with Santa, Rudolph and their friends Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! Plus, kids can take a photo with Santa! Menu differs based on seating time.
It’s never too early to start communicating with your little one. This musical class uses songs, stories, games and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.
Did you know the man who brought us the classic children’s story "Corduroy" also had a long career as an artist who documented New York? In this exhibition, see Don Freeman’s wonderful interpretations of the city through drawings, paintings, publications and prints, plus enjoy his original studies and sketches of Corduroy and other characters.
Take a deep dive into modern ocean exploration in this brand new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History! Highlights include a virtual ride in a submersible into the shadowy depths and a magnetic sand table where visitors can dig trenches and form islands. There are also live marine animals such as comb jellies, seahorses, pipefishes, and chain catsharks.
Childhood wonder and the loving bond between children and their "imaginary" friends are on display at the Westchester Children’s Museum. This new exhibit in the art gallery features original illustrations by artist George H. Lewis. The artwork is from the forthcoming book “Arthur and Bun-Bun: Adventures With Tut.”
A spellbinding exhibition for all fans of Harry Potter! See original material from series publisher Scholastic and author J.K. Rowling’s own archives. Plus, explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts through century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society. Check website for special events and …
Step inside an imaginative confectionary wonderland and explore your sweet tooth like never before! Featuring over a dozen unique rooms and larger-than-life interactive art installations (a candy cab, a candy Statue of Liberty and more) inspired by pure, sugary bliss, with plenty of photo ops. Plus, try candy samples throughout the experience.
The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden gets into the holiday spirit with train-inspired fun! Hop aboard a play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up in the Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home.
Meet LEGO® Santa (select weekends), take part in seasonal build activities and a holiday scavenger hunt, see MINILAND New York as a Winter Wonderland and much more. Ugly sweaters encouraged.
Have you seen any downy woodpeckers, chickadees or eastern towhees lately? See which of these black-and-white winter birds can be spotted setting up house at Wave Hill this winter. Make fun, bird marionettes to hang on a group indoor tree display or take home to dance around and decorate your house.
No matter the weather outside, it’s a snowy forecast at the Aquarium throughout December! A special snow machine produces a fun flurry every hour on the hour for 5 minutes. And thanks to unique technology, the snow evaporates as it hits the floor, so no shoveling is required.
Visit Santa Claus in his enchanting home at Ridge Hill! The magical cottage features interactive elements for children and Santa’s library provides a beautiful setting for keepsake photographs. Located at Ridge Hill’s Town Square.
Mickey Mouse is 90! Celebrate his birthday by marveling at his decades-long impact on art and pop culture in this immersive experience. See both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists and be sure to take your camera to capture the magic of Mickey.
Get a head start on reading skills through this innovative program featuring nursery rhymes set to song. Support materials include instructions in both English and Spanish.
Drop in and make a different craft every week. Materials and templates provided.
This beautiful new film explores the largest and least-understood habitat on Earth: the oceans. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, “Oceans” captures the awesome power and beauty of the sea and also reveals untold stories about the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.
Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers children games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out and explore their creativity. Come play to the music of The Grateful Dead with Stella Blues Band.
The Grinch steals the show - and hearts - as the whimsical holiday classic comes to life on stage. Inspired by the original children’s book and featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” the Grinch, his sidekick Max and Cindy Lou Who help remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season.