Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week Of December 28

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Slime Central! Mindfulness for Kids

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


What: Food Trucks on Fashion Drive!

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


What: 5th Annual Snowflake 5K Run/Walk

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


What: New Years Countdown to Noon

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


What: Nyack Holiday Window Project

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.….

What: 8th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon

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


What: 11th Annual Family New Year’s Eve Party

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


What: Watt Christmas Wonderland

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


What: Gingerbread Lane Workshops

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


What: The Three Bears Holiday Bash

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


What: Bergen County’s 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland

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


What: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

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


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: Storytime

Why: Storytime with pottery design to follow.

When: Monday January 8, 11 am

Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg


What: 2nd Annual Women in Sports Day

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