The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Black Friday & Holiday Season Food Truck Lane
Why: Three days of deeeelish eats, from souvlaki to brownies, while you shop the sales.
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
What: 7th Annual Made by Hand Arts and Crafts Fair
Why: Kick off your holiday shopping, plus music, food and fun.
When: Saturday November 24, 10 am-4 pm
Where: The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave., Nyack
What: Gingerbread Man Ornament
Why: Run as fast as you can to this holiday workshop where kids make a gingerbread picture frame and ornament.
When: Saturday November 24, 9 am-12 pm
Where: The Home Depot, 43 Hutton Ave., Nanuet
What: Hot Cocoa & Cookies
Why: Kids personalize a mason jar with a ready-to-eat cookie creation .
When: Sunday November 25, 1-2:30 pm
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
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: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin activities.
When: Thursday November 23-24, check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
What: Holiday Lights in Bloom and the Holiday Boutique
Why: Stroll along garden-themes light displays including flowers, animals and a 9/11 Memorial Garden.
When: Open Fridays-Sundays starting November 23- December 30, 5-8 pm
Where: Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park, State Route 416, Montgomery
What: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Why: Holiday circus, ice skating, Santa, kids rides and magical lights.
When: Friday November 23-Monday December 31, Thursdays and Sundays 5-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 5-9 pm
Where: 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Bring your train lovers to this fun model train display.
When: Weekends starting Saturday November 24 through Sunday December 16, 10 am-4:30 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What: Wild Turkey Trek
Why: Work off the turkey day feast and search for wild turkeys in this 2 mile hike.
When: Sunday November 25, 10 am
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
What: Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
Why: Free performances and street festivities, savory and sweet treats, music and dance.
When: Monday November 26, 5:30-9 pm
Where: Broadway between Columbus Circle and 70th Street, NYC
What: 17th Annual Holiday Train Show
Why: A dazzling display of model trains that travels from NYC to the North Pole.
When: Now through 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: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains make their way through Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn bridge to Rockefeller Center in this huge display.
When: Now through Monday January 21, 10 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Sundays
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
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: Holiday Lights
Why: Music, tree lighting and a visit from Santa to get the holiday season started.
When: Saturday December 1, 4-6 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 15 Cedar St., Nyack
What: Breakfast With Santa & Dance Party
Why: Eat, dance and be merry with Santa.
When: Saturday December 1, 9-11 am
Where: Levity Live Comedy Club, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: Hanukkah Laser Light Show
Why: Come in pjs for lasers, lights, Hanukkah and science.
When: Saturday December 1, 6:30-8 pm
Where: JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack