Cookies and Clydesdales
When/Where: In front of Sleepy Hollow , 28 Beekman Avenue. 6 to 8 p.m.
Why go? Clydesdale horses giving wagon rides and cookies and milk with Santa!
Fairy Tales Come Alive at Lyndhurst
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Why Go: Twelve of the historic mansion’s 17 rooms will be decked out in fairy tale splendor—displays include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Nutcracker.” There will also be live music, free cookies and cider.
Price: Admission is $15 for adults and seniors; $6 for children ages 3-12; children under 3 are free. Call: 914-631-4481 x43234 for reservations, there is a $2 surcharge for purchasing tickets at the door.
Shopping at the The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake
When/Where: Thursday, December 15 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Winery at St. George, 1715 E. Main Street (Route 6), Mohegan Lake
Why Go: The Winery at St. George and Events To Remember have teamed up to create a fun and convenient shopping experience where you can get gifts for your loved ones as you enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, tapas, music and wine tastings, along with complimentary door prizes. Some of the merchants include Doc James Cigars & Golf, Big Dog Sports, Pure Physique, Le Petite Spa, Premier Designs Jewelry, Laura Timmons presents Designer Handbags & Accessories, Yorktown Jewelers and Thyme Restaurant.
Price: Admission is free; open to everyone 21 and older. For more information call: 914-396-7664
"Rock the Halls" JJMS Charity Concert to benefit the Killian Mansfield Foundation
When/Where: Friday, December 16, 6:30 p.m. at John Jay Middle School’s theater in Cross River
Why Go: This concert, organized by middle school teacher Jesse Weiss and Katonah Elementary School teacher Craig Jettelson, with support from the middle school and the PTO, benefits the Killian Mansfield Foundation. The foundation works "to empower children with cancer and other serious illnesses through integrative health care." Rock out with Jettelson and Weiss’ band, “Halfway to Sanity,” and hear vocals and instruments from 30 middle school students.
Price: Tickets $10
Tribes Hill’s 10th Annual Solstice Show
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m. at Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers
Why Go: Celebrate the Winter Solstice with an interfaith gathering to mark the axial tilt of the earth’s polar hemisphere being farthest away from the sun (this year’s actual solstice is on December 22). This is a party with friends, potluck food and free beer from Captain Lawrence, the sponsor of the event. Enjoy musical performances by Tribes Hill, a nonprofit organization uniting musicians of the lower Hudson Valley.
Price: $10.00 suggested donation. Bring your own mug and a snack or contribution. For more information call: 914-377-1900 ext. 12
Candy Cane Run - Croton Falls Fire Department
When/Where: Sunday, December 18 from 12 noon-4 p.m.
Why Go: Santa will come to you! The Croton Falls Fire Department will be hosting its first annual Candy Cane Run where the man in red will be riding through town on one of the fire department's fire trucks, making many stops in the community. Santa will be available to greet kids and hand out candy canes.
Listen for the sirens at the times listed below for your street. 12:00-12:30 - Daniel Road, Sunset Drive, Ridgeway Ave, Alice Road, Westview Ave, Westview Cross Road 12:30-12:50 - Whip Mill Lane, Trotter Drive, Livery Lane, Cider Mill Lane, Horse Shoe Lane 1:00-1:20 - First Street, Main Street, Spur Street 1:30-1:50 - Fox Den Lane, Deer Run Court 2:00- 2:20 - Hill Top Drive, Raymond Road, Hunt Lane -2:30-2:50 - Bonnieview Street, Lake Street 3:00-3:20 - Lakeside Drive, Blackberry Hill Road, Rodeo Drive 3:30-3:50 - Delancy Road, Lakeview Road, Elizabeth Drive, Spring Hill Road -4:00-4:20 - Sun Valley Drive, Sun Valley Heights Drive
Santa Comes to Bedford
When/Where: Saturday, December 17, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m at in Bedford
Why Go: Stop by the 1787 Historic Court House for a photo with Santa. Learn more about traditional ornaments and create your very own vintage ornament to take home while enjoying hot chocolate and homemade cookies.
Price: $10 fee per child includes all craft materials. Advance sign-up requested: 914- 234-9328
When/Where: This weekend: Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. at The White Plains Performing Arts Center
Why Go: Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical "Cats is the holiday show of The White Plains Performing Art’s Center. The beloved production ran on the London stage for 21 years and for 18 years on Broadway. Take the family to hear songs like the mega-hit “Memories.”
Price: Tickets are $40
Spin and Knit In
When/Where: Saturday December 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center in Yorktown Heights
Why Go: Bring your knitting basket and join seasoned spinners and knitters to share tips and spinning stories, project ideas, and visit with friends new and old. All levels are welcome.
Price: Free, registration is required by contacting Teresa at Hayslope@optonline.net
Tea & Tour at Muscoot Farm
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at in Somers
Why Go: Stay cozy with a formal tea in the living room of the main house of Muscoot Farm after a tour of the upstairs.
Price: $15 per person, pre-registration required
No Child Left Inside
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. at Croton Point Nature Center in Croton-on-Hudson
Why Go: Westchester County Parks Department asks kids who might otherwise be indoors playing video games to come walk along the Hudson River.
Brunch with Grandma at The Big Apple Circus
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lincoln Center Plaza in Damrosch Park, to the left of the Metropolitan Opera House
Why Go: It is holiday fun, circus style. Dine with Grandma the Clown from the Big Apple Circus while enjoying hilarity with clowns, let a face painter turn your cheeks into works of art and walk away with your very own Grandma Goody bag.
Price: $50, click for tickets and more information
Staged Reading of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 6-8:30 p.m. at the
Why Go: Holiday spirits seen and unseen will make their voices heard as the Katonah Museum of Art welcomes actors from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for a special staged reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. A post-Dickens feast and libations will follow the telling of this classic story about one Ebenezer Scrooge.
Price: Tickets are $50 and $35 for seniors and children under 12. Seating is limited and reservations are required
Handel Messiah Sing & Play Along in New Rochelle
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 2 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Church in New Rochelle
Why Go: For this annual sing and play along of Christmas Oratorio from Handel's Messiah, the Sound Shore Chorale—under the direction of Richard Slade—invites all singers and musicians who can read the score to bring their instrument and join in. Bring your own score, get it from the internet or use the music score that the chorale will provide.
Price: Admission is free. If you are a musician and intend to come, please call 914-636 1583 or email:soundshore@optonline.
Peekskill’s Pub & Grub Crawl
When/Where: Saturday, December 17, 7.p.m.-11:45 p.m. “Stella” the trolley will start pick-ups at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Peekskill businesses are inviting the community to eat, drink and be merry as part of the Peekskill Business Improvement District’s “Peekskill Makes Me Merry” campaign, of which thirty downtown stores, restaurants and bars are taking part.
On Saturday evening, revelers with a “Peekskill Makes Me Merry” button will enjoy discounts on food and drinks. (Pick up your button at the Chamber of Commerce.) Anyone dressed as Santa may receive additional discounted drinks, so dress in your Christmas best. And don’t worry about driving because Peekskill’s trolley Stella, all decked out for the occasion will play holiday music and is providing free transportation from stop to stop. For full Pub & Eat Crawl schedule, .