The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
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
What: Laps for Literacy Mall Walk
Why: Free swag and giveaways, music, food and fun to benefit children’s literacy programs.
When: Saturday November 17, 9-11 am
Where: Palisades Center, 3rd Floor, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: Indoor Model Aviation Show
Why: 100 years of planes in this exhibit for the aviation enthusiast.
When: Saturday November 17, 12-4:30 pm
Where: Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Rd., Nanuet
What: Princess Meet & Greet
Why: Meet Rapunzel for a pic, storytime, sing-a-long and treats.
When: Saturday November 17, 2-3:30 pm
Where: Rhino Comedy, 96 Lafayette Ave., Suffern
What: Holiday Boutique at Piermont Railroad Station
Why: Fun gift ideas for your holiday needs.
When: Sunday November 18, 12-5 pm
Where: Piermont Railroad, 50 Ash St., Piermont
What: Storytime with Santa
Why: Cozy up for a jolly tale with Santa Claus.
When: Monday November 19, 10-11 am
Where: Palisades Center, 1st Floor, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: 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
Why: Get ready for the ho-ho-holidays with a pic with Santa.
When: Through December 24, 10 am-9:30 pm Monday-Saturday, 11 am-7 pm Sunday
Where: Palisades Center, East Court Level 1, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Why: Pikachu, Elf on the Shelf and more balloons and floats make their way down the streets of NYC. Get a sneak peek as the balloons come to life the day before.
When: Thursday November 22, 9 am-12 pm; Inflation on Wednesday November 21, 1-8 pm
Where: Central Park West between 75th and 59th Streets to 6th Ave. between 59th and 38th Streets, NYC; Inflation at American Museum of Natural History, 79th- and Columbus
What: 17th Annual Holiday Train Show
Why: A dazzling display of model trains that travels from NYC to the North Pole.
When: Thursday November 15-Sunday February 3, Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store, 89 East 42nd St., NYC
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 15-17, 23-24, check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
What: LEGO Star Wars Days
Why: Build a Star Wars mosaic, find LEGO Star Wars characters and win prizes.
When: Friday November 16-Sunday November 18, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Legoland Discovery Center, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
What: Bells on Broadway Holiday Market and Children’s Festival
Why: Live music, stories, Santa and Frosty pics, plus local crafts to buy.
When: Saturday November 17, 11 am-4 pm
Where: The Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh
What: Tree Lighting Celebration
Why: Character, food vendors, a pop-up ice skating rink and visit with Santa.
When: Saturday November 17, 6-9 pm
Where: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains make their way through Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn bridge to Rockefeller Center in this huge display.
When: Saturday November 17-Monday January 21, 10 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Sundays
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
What: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Why: Eric Carl’s classic book comes to life
When: Sunday November 18, 1 pm, $15-$29
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
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: Open now through Sunday February 10, 10 am-8 pm
Where: 60 10th Ave., NYC
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
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: Black Friday & Holiday Season Food Truck Lane
Why: Three days of deeeelish eats while you shop the sales, from souvlaki to brownies.
When: Friday November 23-Sunday November 25, 12-8 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Dr., Nanuet
What: Live Candy Cane Making Demo
Why: Watch candy canes being made, and deliver letters to Santa in the mailbox for a free treat.
When: Weekends startubg Saturday November 24 through Monday December 24, 12 pm and 3 pm
Where: Lucas Candies, 6 Main St., Haverstraw