Feeling Festive in Westchester
Nothing says holidays more than twinkling lights, shopping, festive recipes and new family traditions.
Make a Tradition
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland at Kensico Dam Plaza is a 1.2-mile drive-thru experience featuring thousands of holiday lights and entertainment. This year’s event will take place from November 27 through January 3. Highlights include the celebrated elves, Ned and Albert, glittering angels of peace, a 50-foot dove, dancing trees, candy cane lane, a spectacular 100-foot light tunnel, the famous 40-foot Christmas tree and more. All with curated holiday music streaming straight to your radio. There is nothing else quite like it in the area.
Hop on the Fun Train
Holiday on the Hill Exhibit and Train Show at Lasdon Park and Arboretum is a favorite for the family. The fun starts December 4 and runs through January 31; check the website for complete schedule and safety guidelines. Tickets are sold online only for scheduled viewing times. Activities include Safe Santa outdoor visits near the main house, a train layout with four tracks running through Westchester towns, Santa’s Winter Village, and New York City landmarks. The gift shop will be open for holiday purchases, snacks and drinks.
Get something for everyone on your list and support Westchester businesses.
Faraway Farm in Yorktown Heights, raises award-winning alpacas and offers beautiful handmade alpaca products through its online store. In addition to homegrown yarn, it offers sweaters, shawls, hats, scarves, socks, sofa throws and super-soft teddy bears.
Phat Olive in Katonah is the shop for your favorite foodie. They offer more than 30 varieties of oils and vinegars, a variety of accessories to accompany your oils, as well as custom gift baskets.
Greyston Bakery makes delicious desserts with an important story. Greyston’s mission is to create thriving communities through the practice of Open Hiring™, which hires workers without asking questions or making any judgements, giving opportunity to individuals who face employment barriers. Greyston bakes everything from scratch and is certified kosher and peanut-free.
Clay Art Center has a great selection of handmade goods for the art lover. Be sure to check out Clay Holiday 2020 (Live Nov 21- Dec 24) their annual sale features hundreds of pieces by local and nationally recognized artists. Shop online for ceramic pieces featuring ornaments, mugs, serving pieces and more.
Taste the Season
Simple and delicious, Merchant’s Daughter Dry Cider gives the traditional Moscow mule all the flavors of fall. Seasonal cinnamon and crisp apple slices enhance the flavor and visual appeal. This recipe is perfect for when you want to cuddle up next to a warm fire.
Westchester’s businesses, attractions and government are working together so you can take comfort and find joy in this season’s best. Westchester With Care is a pledge to safeguard the health of all who live, work, visit and play in the County. It focuses on key safety measures such as face coverings, social distancing, enhanced hygiene standards and cleaning protocols. Over 140 Westchester organizations – and counting – have taken our pledge, from world-class performing arts venues to historic sites, hotels and restaurants.