The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
Why: Play, crafts and tons of slime to be made.
When: Thursday December 28, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Wholeness Center, 7 New Lake Road, Valley Cottage
What: Storytime at SparkleUp!
Why: Princess Belle comes to read a story, take pics and inspire a makeover for your princess.
When: Thursday December 28, 12:30 pm
Where: Sparkle Up, 8 Second Street, New City
Why: Mouth-watering farm-to-table food truck plus chocolate-covered kettle corn.
When: Friday December 29, 11 am-9 pm
Where: Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet
Why: Bring the family for a healthy morning run/walk, with hot cocoa and cider, and a visit from Frosty.
When: Saturday December 30, 10 am
Where: 251 North Midland Avenue, Nyack
Why: Skip the late-night partying and let kids bounce and countdown to noon with hats, horns and blowers.
When: Sunday December 31, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Where: Bounce U Nanuet, 424 Market Street, Nanuet
What: Winter Wonderland
Why: A festive holiday light display.
When: Open daily through January 1, 5-9:45 pm
Where: Congers Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers
Why: Window shop and check out holiday theme displays in empty storefronts.
When: Open through January
Where: Main street, Nyack
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.….
Why: Kids ages 2-10 can celebrate Times Square-style with a balloon drop, face painting, crafts, rides, games, clowns and much more.
When: Sunday December 31, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: New Roc City, 31 LeCount Place, New Rochelle
What: New Years at Noon
Why: Ring in the New Year mid-day with pop music, dancing, kids activities and tons of surprises.
When: Sunday December 31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie
Why: New Year’s fun for all ages includes laser tag, roller skating, go karts, balloon drop and more.
When: Sunday December 31, 6-9 pm
Where: The Castle Fun Center, 109 Brookside Avenue, Chester
What: Party With the Animals!
Why: Welcome 2018 with festive music, food and fun with animals.
When: Sunday December 31, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
Why: Drive through a festive display of holiday lights and decorations.
When: Open through Saturday December 30, 6-9 pm
Where: Watt Christmas Wonderland, 310 Scotchtown Road, Goshen
Why: Build and design your own gingerbreadmobile based on Guiness World Record exhibit Gingerbread Lane.
When: Open weekends and select days through December 30, 1 pm and 3 pm
Where: The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
Why: This holiday variety show brings together dancing, a sing-a-long and a lot of laughs.
When: Open through December 30, 1-1:45 pm
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, NYC
Why: Ice skating, train rides, Santa’s North Pole and lots more fun.
When: Open weekends through Sunday December 31, 10 am-10 pm.
Where: Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Holiday rides, ice skating, a holiday circus and much more.
When: Through Sunday December 31, 5-10 pm
Where: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla
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
Why: Storytime with pottery design to follow.
When: Monday January 8, 11 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
Why: Celebrate women athletes with music, food, contests, performances and basketball.
When: Saturday January 6, 12-2 pm
Where: Suffern High School, 49 Viola Road, Suffern