[NY] Dec 5-6, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

Home Depot Kids Workshop
When: Saturday Dec 5, 2015 9am-12Noon
Where: Home Depot near you.
Details: Join our hands-on workshop and build fun holiday stacking blocks. Then, decorate your project with fun stickers and different paint colors. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Christmas Tree Lighting this Weekend

Saturday Dec 5

Ardsley - 6pm meet at the fire house

Bedford Hills - 5pm meet at the train station
Dobbs Ferry - 5pm Cedar and Main Street

Irvington - 5pm Community Center on Main Street

Tarrytown - 5pm Patriot's Park

Tuckhoe - 6pm Depot Square (Winterfest from 5-8pm)

Yorktown - 6:30pm

Sunday Dec 6

Katonah - 6pm St Luke's Church

Mamaroneck - 4-6pm Harbor Island Park

Pound Ridge - 5-6pm Scotts Corner

Cinderella Ballet @ Palace Theater
When: Saturday Dec 5, 2015 1pm or 4:30pm
Where: The Palace Theater, Stamford, CT
Details: One of the most beloved fairy tales of all time comes to life as a charming ballet, impeccably danced by professional and student dancers.For centuries the story of Cinderella has held a special place in the hearts of both children and adults alike. Audiences of all ages will watch in delight as their favorite characters, Cinderella and her evil stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother, and of course, the handsome Prince, come alive in this production by Breaking Ground Dance Center.  

Peeking Into the Season @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday Dec 5, 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: As winter creeps in, we’ll create small, flip-open, paper dioramas—holiday cards or calendars with secret, hide-away rooms for the season. Then join visiting artist  Virva Hinnemo in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund theater to help her make a group mural of the winter landscape, with a snow curtain, underground hideaways for burrows and a luminous, star-filled sky. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend @ Greenwich
When: Dec 5 10am-6pm, Dec 6 12Noon to 5pm
Where: Downtown Greenwich
Details: Enjoy fun festivities for the whole family both Saturday and Sunday throughout downtown Greenwich. Visit LIVE reindeer and get your photo with Santa at McArdles! Over 100 participating merchants offering holiday promotions and refreshments. Live Nativity featuring nine animals and Greenwich area churches, two different horse drawn carriage rides, horse petting station at Wine Wise, live music entertainment tent featuring outstanding singing performances, professional ice sculpture demos, The Food Truck Village in the Board of Education parking lot on Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council holiday art workshops, letter writing to Santa and much more. Parking on Greenwich Avenue will be sponsored by Greenwich Town Party. http://www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com/holiday-stroll.php

Christmas at the Square House @ Rye

When: Saturday Dec 5 2015 7-9pm

Where: Square House Museum, Rye

Details: Step back in time and experience a colonial Christmas at the Square House Museum. 

Holiday Open House @ Chappaqua

When: Saturday Dec 5 2015 1-5pm

Where: Horace Greeley House, Chappaqua

Details: Kids of all ages can make old-fashioned Christmas crafts, like cornhusk dolls and paper chains, from 1 to 5 pm. As darkness falls, the tree lighting celebration gets underway and includes a visit from Kris Kringle.

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.

Westchester Winter Wonderland @ Valhalla
When: Now through 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 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.

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.

Holiday Author Workshop @ Hartsdale
When: Dec 12, 2015 4-5:30pm
Where: SpiderSmart Learning Center of Westchester, 280 N Central Ave, Ste 60, Hartsdale, NY
Detail: Holiday author workshop with Laura Schaefer for kids ages 6-12. Make kid's own holiday story/poem book. $30/kid SpiderSmart Family Member. $40/kid Non-member. Pre-registration required.

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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