Since there’s so much to do in December, we thought we’d make you a master list. Here are our ideas for holiday fun and a bonus section with options for a fun New Year’s Eve with people who expect to be asleep by 9pm. For a quick view of all our events, check out the Baby Got Chat Event Calendar. Read on for our detailed list.
WHAT TO DO THIS DECEMBER WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES
Lasdon Park Holidays on the Hill
Katonah, 11am to 4pm, Weekends in December
Come to the Lasdon Park Main House and enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional holiday. Conservatory Exhibit • Poinsettia • Food Truck • Fire Pits • Holiday Music • Veterans Museum • Gift Shop • More. General Admission: $5 children 12 and under, $10 adults
Holiday Toy & Train Show at the County Center
White Plains, Sunday, December 9, 9am - 3pm
The largest toy/train show in the northeast! New and antique toys and trains, all gauges, train parts, layouts, appraisals, diecast cars, books, test tracks, and toy soldiers. Click here for more info and for a coupon for $1 off admission. Children under 12 are free!
Fable Food’s Winterfest
Ossining, December 9, 10am to 4pm
Guests can purchase farm fresh goodies, shop at local artisan vendors, feed the chickens, and some grab delicious food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for more info.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Kensico Dam Plaza, Thursdays through Sundays in December, 5pm to 9 or 10pm
We covered this fun outdoor event last week. Click here for more info and to read our review.
Menorah lighting at Untermyer Park
Yonkers, December 9, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Join us as we kindle the beautiful Menorah in Untermyer Park. In loving memory of Marty Rochelle "Mr. Parks". Donuts * Chocolate Gelt * Dreidels
The Field Library, Peekskill, December 10, 4pm - 5pm
Come to The Field Library for some cool winter crafts! All materials are supplied & all ages are welcome. Click here for more info.
Chappaqua Library, December 11, 4pm - 5:30pm
Our annual sugar hi-jinks. Construct your framework at home and bring it in to decorate with us. Bring candy and frosting (and we will have some to share as well!) For kids in Kindergarten and up with an adult, no younger siblings please!
Holiday Hoopla with Wickity Stitch & Tibbits
Crestwood Library, December 11, 4pm - 6pm
Come join the fun and chocolate loving witch and cat duo Wickity Stitch and Tibbits as we celebrate the December Holidays with books, games, crafts, snacks and more! All ages. Click here to register.
Make a Gingerbread House
The Field Library, Peekskill, December 13, 3:30pm
Sign up and join us for our annual Gingerbread House decorating! Pick one of the three sessions: 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, or 5:30 pm. For kids 3 & up. Click here for more info.
First day of Winter Storycraft
Bronxville Library, December 13, 4pm - 4:45pm
Themed stories followed by a craft project or a themed craft project for children ages 3 and up. Click here for more info.
12 Days Of KidX at the Jefferson Valley Mall
Yorktown Heights, December 13-24, various times.
Enjoy 12 days of FREE KidX (that’s the mall’s kid program) events with us at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Fun stuff for kids of all ages. Times and events are subject to change so verify the event on the mall’s website before you go. Click here for more info.
Thursday, December 13th: Dogwood Event Design
Friday, December 14th: Macaroni Kid Westchester North NY's Fun Friday! Join us for a multicultural holiday celebration from 10am - 12pm
Saturday, December 15th: PizZaZzles Gingerbread Celebration from 1pm - 3pm
Sunday, December 16th: Holiday Sing-a-long courtesy of Ford Piano from 12pm - 1pm
Monday, December 17th: John C. Hart Memorial Library Story Time
Tuesday, December 18th: Gymboree Play & Music from 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday, December 19th: Apple Moms HV
Thursday, December 20th: A Maze in Pottery, Inc. at 4pm
Friday, December 21st: Story Time with Danielle
Saturday, December 22nd: Join Sharon's Barefoot Books and Small Cooks for Cookies With Santa
Sunday, December 23rd - Arts & Crafts with Local Artist Kathy Pasquale
Cookies and Cocoa with Mymo at My Gym
Yorktown Heights, December 15, 3:30pm - 5pm
Come hangout with Mymo the monkey and enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa! $10/members and $20/nonmembers. Click here for more info.
Winterscape: A Holiday Music and Craft Fair
Yonkers, December 15, 4pm - 6pm
Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Yonkers! Grab your favorite people and join us on Saturday, December 15th from 4pm to 6pm. Say hello to Santa Claus and his friends, enjoy some live holiday music and carolers, free hot chocolate, give-aways, holiday crafts and more! This event is free. For more info visit www.yonkersdowntown.com
Wild & Wacky Holiday Storytime: Bake Cookies Day
Larchmont Library, December 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Join us for some sweet stories, the Feed the Cookie Monster game, and we will make no bake oatmeal chocolate cookies. Ages 3 to 4. Ticket required. Tickets available in the chidren’s room 30 minutes before program starts. Click here for more info.
Family Film: Miracle on 34th Street
Bronxville Library, December 21, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.Rated PG, 114 minutes. Click here for more info.
Baking in a Winter Wonderland
Crestwood Library, December 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Explore literacy, science and kitchen fun in this special “No Bake” program in where you can make your own Snowman and Reindeer Donuts! For kids 0 to 12. Click here to register.
The Field Library, Peekskill, December 22, 11am - 12pm
No matter what holiday you celebrate, we've got a craft for you! Make a festive craft for Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa. All ages are welcome! Click here for more info.
Family Film: The Polar Express
Bronxville Library, December 26, 2pm - 4pm
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Rated G, 100 minutes. Click here for more info.
Crestwood Library, December 27, 2pm - 4pm
Celebrate the beloved story with movement, song, dance and make something special! Click here for more info.
OPEN ON CHRISTMAS!
LEGOland Discovery Center
Yonkers, 10am-7pm, last entry 5pm
This indoor ode to all things LEGO is open 365 days a year. Inside you’ll find LEGO city replicas, a play structure, a few midway-style rides, a theatre showing LEGO clips, plenty of blocks to play with, a small tot section, and a cafe. Tickets are $25, kids under 3 are free. Click here for more info.
NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN
Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
New Roc City, 10:30am to 12:30pm
For the 9th year in a row, New Roc City will host their festive ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium on Sunday, December 31st from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Parents and kids will enjoy an exciting Times Square inspired atmosphere in a safe and fun environment.
The highlight of the event is always the thrilling count down to a 3,000+ balloon drop at noon, along with face painting, arts and crafts, kiddy rides, clowns, wheel of chance, games, snacks, goody bag, raffle prizes and much more! $10 per family. Click here for more info.
Countdown to Noon at Bounce U
Elmsford, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Come ring in the New Year, BounceU Style. An all ages bounce featuring 90 minutes in the 2 giant bounce rooms (45 minutes each). All participating kids will receive hats, horns and blowers. We'll stop the action to do a countdown to 12 noon! Then all kids will enjoy a pizza party with soft drinks. A great way to celebrate the New Year with young friends. 2 hours; $19.95 plus tax per child. Reservations required. Click here for more info.
Countdown to Noon at Fun Craft
Scarsdale, 11:30am to 12:30pm, registration required
Ring in the New Year with your family and friends! We’ll host our very own countdown to the ball drop at noon on New Year’s Eve, while we sing, dance and play our way into the new year! Come hungry for continental breakfast! Ball drop begins at 11:59am! $20 includes admission for one child and one parent. Click here for more info.
Family Party at Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
Bronxville, reservations starting at 4pm
This annual kid-friendly party is celebrating its 20th year. Head to Blue Moon for an early celebration with a clown, balloon art, party hats, and noisemakers. Free entertainment with dinner purchase. Click here for more info.
Dave & Buster’s Family New Years Eve Celebration
Pelham Manor, 5pm to 8pm
Dave & Busters is offering an exciting and fun way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! Choose Package 1 for $45 (includes tax and tip) and receive: An appetizer buffet with family favorites, Dessert, Unlimited soft drinks, $20 Power Card per guest, A video ball drop to ring in the New Year, Face Painter and craft station. Or upgrade to Package 2 for an extra $7 and receive a $25 Power Card per guest to use on video games. Click here for more info.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve Party with Ball Drop at 7pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, 5pm to 9pm
Parents and kiddos alike will love our family friendly New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that takes place at 7pm and is followed by a fantastic 5-minute pyrotechnic show. Tickets are $20 per adult. Kids 3 and under are free. Click here for more info.
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