[NY] Nov 26-29, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade @ NYC
When: Thursday Nov 26 2015 9am-Noon
Details: The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to march down the streets of New York on Thursday, November 26. There are three recommended stretches or spots on the route for watching the parade: the first leg along Central Park West, Time Warner Center and, finally, along Sixth Avenue between Central Park South and 38th Street.

Frosty Day @ Armonk, NY
When: Saturday Nov 28 2015 12pm-4pm
Where: Armonk downtown
Details: The kids love hearing that Frosty the Snowman grew up in Armonk. Then they get to go on a train ride, sip hot cocoa, take part in a scavenger hunt, get their face painted, watch a parade. Of course, Frosty will be on hand for pictures, and Armonk will light their tree.


Westchester Winter Wonderland @ Valhalla
When: Nov 27-Jan 3 2015 5pm-10pm
Where: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Details: You can meet Santa, go ice skating, take a walk down Candy Cane Lane (towering illuminated candy canes line the walkway), or take a hay ride and catch the musical light show. This event was such a hit last year, they decided to bring it back, and it looks even better. There’s also shopping as well as dinner or hot cocoa, if you need a nosh. Admission is $15 per person.

Holiday Train Show @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Weekends only till Dec 13 10am-4:30pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Details: Yonkers Model Railroad Club presents a display of model trains. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 2 to 12 $8. Children under 2, FREE. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits. No Refunds.

Holiday Train Show @ NYBG
When: Now till early January 2016
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show begins on Saturday, November 21, and runs through early January. It’s a timed ticketed event that enchants with more than 150 New York landmarks recreated in miniature out of bark, twigs, leaves and other materials from the natural world.

Cuba Vibra @ New Victory Theater
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd Street, NYC
When: Now through Nov 29 2016
Details: It's a hot Havana night when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba brings the heat in an irresistible fusion of ballet, flamenco, cha-cha, rumba, conga, bolero and salsa. With superior synchronicity, 18 dancers fill the stage with flavorful finesse as they seamlessly dance in lockstep to the Afro-Cuban beats and vocal virtuosity of an on-stage big band. Celebrating Cuban music and dance from the '50s to today, boisterous Latin rhythms electrify the air in CUBA VIBRA!

Big Apple Circus @ Lincoln Center
When: Now through Jan 10, 2016 (Saturdays 12:30pm and 4:30pm)
Where: Lincoln Center Damrosch Park 62nd St, New York.
Details: Show time is approximately 2-hours. The big top of the Big Apple Circus, crammed into a corner of the Lincoln Center plaza, is not exactly gargantuan. But it’s large enough to host prancing stallions, capering dogs, a couple of clowns, a score of swirling hula hoops and throngs of leaping acrobats. This year’s show, “Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour,” is friendly, beguiling and emphatically humane, from the smallest poodle to the tallest stilt walker.

George Balanchine's Nutcracker @ Lincoln Center
When: Now thru Jan 3 2016
Where: David H. Koch Theater @ Lincoln Center, NYC
Details: Tschaikovsky’s iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers come to life, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals the enchanting Land of Sweets. This is “the mother of all Nutcrackers” (The New Yorker) — the version that originated a beloved American tradition. The performance is 2 hours.

Upcoming Show:
The Nutcracker @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: Sunday Dec 6, 2015 3pm
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Details: A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers.

The Nutcracker @ Westchester County Center
When: Dec 18 10am; Dec 19 12:30pm and 4:30pm; Dec 20, 2015 2pm
Where: Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
Details: The Westchester Ballet Company's production of this magical holiday tale with spectacular scenery and costumes, classic choreography and special stage effects at family affordable prices returns to the Westchester County Center this holiday season!

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