Things to Do in Rockland County NY Week of November 23

Clarisa Punla Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Thanksgiving Day Yoga

Why: Move your body for a good cause, and work of those calories before you feast.

When: Thursday November 23, 8:30-10 am

Where: Birchwood Center for Yoga & Massage, 85 S. Broadway, Ste. 2, Nyack

What: Santa’s Waiting: Holiday Photos

Why: Santa has arrived! Meet Saint Nick for pics.

When: Begins Friday November 24 through Sunday November 24, 12 pm-8 pm, Sundays until 6 pm

Where: Outside Regal Theater, The Shops at Nanuet, 6201 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Black Friday Workshop

Why: Kids will cook up delicious treats and make holiday gifts while you shop.

When: Friday November 24, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Young Chefs Academy of New City, 59 South Main Street, Ste. #2, New City

What: Black Friday Drop Off Bounce

Why: Shop til you drop while your kids bounce til they drop. Includes holiday crafts and pizza.

When: Friday November 24, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Bounce U, 424 Market Street, Nanuet

What: Food Trucks on Fashion Drive!

Why: Enjoy a mouth-watering farm-to-table food truck, empanada truck, or chocolate-drizzled kettle corn.

When: Friday November 24, 11 am-9 pm

Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Christmas Tree Ornament

Why: Make a holiday frame Christmas ornament!

When: Saturday November 25, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet

What: Santa Cares

Why: This sensory-friendly meet-and-greet will help your special needs child enjoy time with Santa.

When: Sunday November 26, 9-11 am

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Face Painting

Why: Let the kids play and enjoy FREE face painting.

When: Saturdays, 2-4 pm

Where: Dave & Buster’s, Palisades Center, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Celebrate the Seasons With a Waldorf Teacher

Why: Ages 2-7 will explore nature through classroom and outdoor activities.

When: Wednesday November 29, 2:30-4 pm

Where: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge

What: Bach to Rock Nanuet Jam Night!

Why: Kids ages 10-17 can rock out with electric guitars, drums, keyboards and more for FREE.

When: Wednesday November 29, 6:30-8 pm

Where: Bach to Rock Nanuet, 150 East Route 59, Nanuet

What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink 

Why: Throw on some skates for an icy family day.

When: Open through March 4, check website for times

Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

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

What: A Frosty Fest

Why: Tour Candy Cane Lane, Santa’s North Pole and everything in between at this holiday lights spectacular.

When: Opens Friday November 24 through Saturday December 23. Fridays 6 pm, Weekends 4:30 pm

Where: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses, 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park

What: Lights in Bloom and Holiday Boutique

Why: Check out the brilliant display of lights then cross items of your holiday shopping list at the boutique.

When: Opens Friday November 24 through Sunday December 17, 2-8 pm

Where: Orange County Arboretum, 211 Route 416, Montgomery

What: Watt Christmas Wonderland

Why: Drive through a festive display of holiday lights and decorations.

When: Opens Friday November 24 through Saturday December 30, 6-9 pm

Where: Watt Christmas Wonderland, 310 Scotchtown Road, Goshen

What: Bergen County’s 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland

Why: Ice skating, train rides, Santa’s North Pole and lots more fun.

When: Opens Friday November 24 (4-10 pm), open weekends (10 am-10 pm) through Sunday December 31.

Where: Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

What: Winter Family Fun

Why: Hayrides, a giant slide, nature trails, games and hot goodies plus a skydiving Santa on opening day.

When: Open Friday November 24 through Sunday December 17, weekends 9 am-5 pm

Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena

What: Gingerbread Lane Workshops

Why: Build and design your own gingerbreadmobile based on Guiness World Record exhibit Gingerbread Lane

When: Begins Sunday November 26 through December 30, 1 pm and 3 pm, weekends and select days.

Where: The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

What: 18th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

Why: Music, dancing, juggling and more entertainment at this must-see holiday festival.

When: Monday November 27, 5:30-9 pm

Where: Dante Park, West 63 Street, Broadway, Columbus Ave, NYC

What: 16th Annual Holiday Train Show

Why: Subways, polar express and many other model trains will light up the cityscape as the train show opens.

When: Open daily through February 4, 2018

Where: New York Transit Museum Grand Central Gallery Annex, 87 East 42nd Street, NYC

What: Pete the Cat: Storytime and Crafts

Why: Hang with this cool cat while reading stories and doing crafts.

When: Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26, 11 am-12 pm and 2-3 pm

Where: Strand Books, 828 Broadway, NYC

What: The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Why: This holiday variety show brings together dancing, a sing-a-long and a lot of laughs.

When: Through December 30, 1-1:45 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, NYC

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Why: An awe-inspiring display of pumpkins. Purchase tickets in advance.

When: Select days through November 25

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson


What: Nyack Indoor Gift Fair

Why: Holiday shopping, delicious treats and live local music.

When: Sunday December 3, 10 am-4 pm

Where: The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack

What: Make the Season Bright Tree Lighting

Why: Bring some holiday joy into your day at this tree lighting, musical performance and character visit.

When: Friday December 1, 6-8 pm

Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Holidays in Haverstraw

Why: Candy Cane demonstrations, Santa storytime and a cookie workshop!

When: Saturday December 2, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Various locations in Haverstraw, check schedule.