[NY] Dec 12-13, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

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.

Christmas on the Farm @ Muscoot Farm
When: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: Muscoot Farm, somers             
Details: An evening of music, stories, Santa's workshop, chestnuts roasting over an open fire and more.

Puppet Show at the Square House @ Rye
When: Saturday Dec 12 2015 1pm
Where: The Square House Museum, Rye
Details: Families are in for a special holiday treat at the Square House Museum in Rye, NY on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM when the Robert Rogers Puppet Company presents The Steadfast Tin Soldier”. Reservations are recommended as space is limited and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at (914) 967-7588.

Candles, Snowflakes and Stars @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday Dec 12 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both! Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto a candle, or let us show you how to make a woven string star or symmetrical button snowflake at this fun, seasonal bazaar. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Pre-Holiday Party @ Rye Marshlands
When: Sunday, Dec 13, 2015, 2-3:30PM
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Refreshments provided, followed by a few holiday goodies.

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: Dec12-13 2015 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.

Upcoming Show:
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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