Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of November 8

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

: Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
Why: Welcome winter holidays at this festive celebration.
When: Friday November 9, 5:30-7 pm, Santa arrives at 6 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack

What: 8th Annual Family Barn Dance
Why: Live fiddle music, dancing and farm-fresh food.
When: Friday November 9, 7-9:30 pm
Where: Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Rd., Congers

: Christmas Open House
Why: Kick off the holiday season in a winter wonderland boutique filled with home décor, crafting workshop and Santa pics.
When: Saturday November 10, 2 pm
Where: Down to Earth Living, 1040 Route 45, Pomona

What: Kids Club Jolly Santa Craft
Why: Kids make a Santa craft while you shop.
When: Saturday November 10, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Michaels, 14A Spring Valley Marketplace, Spring Valley

What: Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
Why: Shop for everyone nice on your holiday list.
When: Saturday November 10, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Rd., Palisades

What: Veteran’s Day Parade
Why: Honor our veterans at the parade.
When: Sunday November 11, 3-4 pm
Where: 41 Washington Ave., Suffern

: Shopping Extravaganza
Why: Something for everyone from jewelry and bags to kids clothes and photography.
When: Monday November 12-Thursday November 15, 9 am-5 pm
Where: JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack

: Glaze Storytime
Why: A new story every week with pottery painting to follow.
When: Mondays through December 17, 11:30 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up the skates for a cool family day on the rink.
When: Open through March 3, check website for session times
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….

What: Mickey: The True Original Exhibition
Why: Show some love to the original Disney icon with over 16,000 square feet of Mickey paraphernalia, art and history.
When: Opens Thursday November 8-Sunday February 10, $38
Where: 60 10th Ave., NYC

What: Ring In The Season
Why: Tis the season for a spectacular tree lighting, live music, aerial entertainment and Santa’s arrival.
When: Saturday November 10, 5 pm
Where: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin activities.
When: Thursday November 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson

: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Why: Enjoy a three course meal on the cheap at a number of deeelish restaurants.
When: Through Sunday November 11
Where: Participating restaurants in Hudson Valley

What: “Big Santa” Returns
Why: Check out the 51-foot high “Big Santa” display at the lighting ceremony with musical performances and arrival of the big guy on a fire truck.
When: Thursday November 15, 6 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Candytopia
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Sunday January 6, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC

What: Dreamworks Trolls the Experience
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Open through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC


What: Kids’ Night Out
Why: Head out while they stay in and enjoy pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing and more fun.
When: Saturday November 17, 5:30-10 pm
Where: JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack