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Turkey Time at Teatown

Take time out to discover a little more about turkeys before their big day! Make a craft, listen to a story, and take a short hike to learn about their natural history. For families.
Dates: 
11/18/2018
11am-12pm
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Location:

1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY, 10562
United States

Phone:

(914) 762-2912, ext. 110

Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks

The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 25th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks on Friday, November 30 at 6:30pm. Each year thousands of people attend this event, voted by DUTCHESS COUNTY TOURISM as the “Best Event” of the holiday season.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
6:30 pm
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Location:

35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
United States

Phone:

845-473-2072

Visit Santa’s Cottage at Ridge Hill

From November 11 through December 24, 2018, families can visit Santa Claus in his enchanting home at Ridge Hill! The magical cottage features interactive elements for children and Santa’s library provides a beautiful setting for keepsake photographs.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
11/18/2018
11/19/2018
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Location:

1 Ridge Hill Road
Yonkers, NY, 10710
United States

Phone:

(914) 207-2900

The 8th Annual PHOENICIA TURKEY TROT

A 2.4 mile fun run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble to benefit the Phoenicia UMC Food Pantry. **Free Turkey Trot Tee shirts to first 100 registered**
Dates: 
11/24/2018
Registration from 8:30-9:45 at the Parish Hall, Phoenicia, NY 10:00 am rain or shine. Free Tot Trot 5 and under at 9:30
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Organization:

PHOENICIA TURKEY TROT

Location:

Parish Hall- Main St.
Phoenicia, NY, 12464
United States

Phone:

845-688-7064

Photos with Santa + Free Gift

Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located between Gap and Bath & Body Works. Reservations available, but not required.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
11/18/2018
11/19/2018
Please see details for daily time schedule.
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Location:

8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers, NY, 10704
United States

Phone:

(914) 968-9570

Thanksgiving Crafting at Poughkeepise Plaza

This Saturday! Join us for a fun craft event for the little ones! Geared towards children 2-5 years.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
1 pm - 3 pm
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Organization:

Poughkeepsie Plaza

Location:

2600 South Road
Poughkeepsie , NY, 12601
United States

Phone:

845-471-4265

Harvest Gathering: A Benefit to Celebrate 10 Years of Ashokan

Please join the staff, instructors, board, and generous community members who helped to establish and sustain the Ashokan Center’s nonprofit endeavor to protect its 385 acres and ensure the future of its programs.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
1 PM – 4 PM
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Organization:

The Ashokan Center

Location:

477 Beaverkill Rd
Olivebridge, NY, 12461
United States

Phone:

845-246-2121

Train Show at Greenburgh Nature Center

Yonkers Model Railroad Club presents a display of model trains. Members of the club will be on-site to answer questions. Fee: Members Free, Non-members Adults $10, Seniors/Students $9, Children (ages 2-12) $8, Children under 2 Free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits
Dates: 
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
12/01/2018
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914-723-3470

METEOR GAZING at Outdoor Discovery Center

Join us for the Geminid meteor shower! The Geminids occur every December and is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
6pm – 7:30pm
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Location:

Outdoor Discovery Center
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY, 12518
United States

Phone:

845-534-5506

Santa arrives at Newburgh Mall

Join us to welcome Santa to Newburgh Mall on Saturday November 17th! The fun starts at 12pm in Center Court where children can dance and sing with Conroy Warren at his “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” show, plus enjoy face painting by the Fabulous Mr. J! Then at 1pm, join Snowflake the Elf to greet Santa as he arrives on a fire truck, courtesy of Winona Lake Engine Company Number 2. There will be photos with Santa daily from November 17th through December 24th.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
12 pm
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Organization:

Newburgh Mall

Location:

1401 NY-300
Newburgh, NY, 12550
United States

Phone:

(845) 564-1400

City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights-Tree Lighting

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season as the Mayor lights the City's holiday tree. Carolers, music, refreshments and visits with Santa will follow. Court Street
Dates: 
12/02/2018
4 pm - 6 pm
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Organization:

City of White Plains

Location:

255 Main Street
White Plains, NY, 10601
United States

Phone:

914.422.1336

14th Annual Bedford Turkey Trot

Be part of the 14th annual Bedford Turkey Trot 5K! The course begins on Court Road at Bedford Village Elementary School in historic Bedford Village, NY. The halfway point is just past the top of Indian Hill Road - not for the faint of heart. Finish: at Bedford Village Memorial Park. 5K starts at 9:00 AM
Dates: 
11/24/2018
5K starts at 9:00 AM
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Organization:

Bedford Turkey Trot

Location:

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Bedford, NY, .
United States

SINTERKLAAS FESTIVAL DAY IN RHINEBECK

A day-long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all over the village of Rhinebeck. Don’t miss the Dancing Bear, the Pocket Lady, and Mother Holly. The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade at 6:00 pm, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight. A non-denominational event, Sinterklaas joins residents and visitors alike, people of all ages and backgrounds, in a memorable celebration of children, art, and the light of the winter season.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
All day
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Organization:

Sinterklaas

Location:

80 Market St
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
United States

Open House at FASNY

Sign up for our open house. The French-American School of New York is an independent, coeducational day school serving more than 850 students in Nursery through Grade 12.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
Preschool 10 am - 12 pm or High School 2 pm - 4 pm
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Location:

320 E Boston Post Rd Admissions Office
Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
United States

Phone:

914.250.0400

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York

Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. After his send off, there will be a Sinterklaas Soiree and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
All day
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Organization:

Sinterklaas

Location:

80 Market St
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
United States

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT BEAR MOUNTAIN INN

Join us for a fun filled breakfast. Reservations required. Space is limited.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
12/08/2018
Seatings at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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Location:

55 Hessian Drive Bear Mountain PO BOX 351
Bear Mountain, NY, 10911
United States

Phone:

845-786-2731 ext. 1000

Santa in the Hudson Valley Mall!

Come Visit Santa’s Workshop in the Hudson Valley Mall!
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
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Organization:

Hudson Valley Mall

Location:

1300 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY, 12401
United States

Phone:

(845) 336-8000

Holiday Cookie Decorating for kids! (Ages 6-11) at Watergrasshill

Drop the kids at this fun cookie decorating workshop and allow yourself to get some holiday shopping done! The class will incorporate decorating methods and techniques using different icings, sprinkles and much more! We will have a variety of cookies including snowflakes and gingerbread men and each kid will go home box of leftovers to enjoy! Please let us know before class if your child has any dietary restrictions.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
11 am - 1 pm
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Location:

105 Phillies Bridge Road
New Paltz, NY, 12561
United States

Phone:

845-419-2661

NY Metro Reptile Show

The Northeast's largest reptile expo! More than 150 reptile breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Vendors will also be selling a huge selection of cages, racks, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile related items.
Dates: 
11/25/2018
9 am - 4 pm
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Location:

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10606
United States

Phone:

(845) 526-4845

Rosendale International Pickle Festival

The 21st Annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival
Dates: 
11/18/2018
10 AM – 5 PM
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Location:

1055 Route 32
Rosendale, NY, 12472
United States

Phone:

(845) 658-9649

A Christmas Carol at The Westchester Broadway Theatre

A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic. Book, Music, and Lyrics by George Puello A wonderful Holiday treat to delight all ages! This new musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens Classic features an original score as well as many of the traditional carols we love to sing! See Scrooge and Tiny Tim and all of the timeless characters we’ve all grown to know & love. And this version includes a surprising new twist! With a large cast, look colorful production numbers and lots of dancing! An uplifting evening of holiday cheer!
Dates: 
11/29/2018
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
Show Times vary
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Location:

1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY, 10523
United States

Phone:

914-592-2222

Storytime with Santa at Palisades Center Mall

Come enjoy a special time with Santa. *Registration is required, please purchase your tickets to RSVP.
Dates: 
11/19/2018
10 am - 11 am
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Organization:

Palisades Center Mall

Location:

1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY, 10994
United States

Phone:

845.348.1000

WILD TURKEY TREK at the Outdoor Discovery Center

Hike the McKeon Loop trail and learn all about this fascinating bird that is so prevalent this time of year. Find out about the turkey’s natural history and amazing adaptations.
Dates: 
11/25/2018
Programs begin promptly at 10am
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Location:

Outdoor Discovery Center
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY, 12518
United States

Phone:

845-534-5506

Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club Turkey Trot

Races to suit numerous types of runners: a 25k, five- and two-mile races, as well as a kids’ race.
Dates: 
11/22/2018
Registration: 7 am – 8 am
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Location:

Arlington High School
Route 55
Freedom Plains, NY, 12540
United States

HOLIDAY LIGHTS OF NYACK

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce presents Holiday Lights on Saturday, December 1st, 4 pm – 6 pm at Veterans Park. Topping off the hot refreshments, music, and merriment, the Highland Hose Company has made special arrangements for a visit from Santa himself — and if everyone is good, there will be presents.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
4 PM - 6 PM
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Location:

Veterans Park Gazebo
Main Street & Cedar Street
Nyack, NY, 10960
United States

Phone:

(845) 353-2221

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

We invite you to "Be Our Guest" as this beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage!
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
2:00PM & 7:00PM
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Location:

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place
White Plains, NY, 10601
United States

Phone:

914.328.1600

Breakfast with Santa at Palisades Center Mall

Come enjoy a special time with Santa. *Registration is required, please purchase your tickets to RSVP.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
9 am - 11 am
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Organization:

Palisades Center Mall

Location:

1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY, 10994
United States

Phone:

845.348.1000

WINTER WONDERETTES at Shadowland Stages

The Wonderettes are back! When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creativity to save their annual holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” this entertaining and glittering seasonal celebration is a holiday gift sure to delight audiences of all ages!
Dates: 
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
varies
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Location:

157 Canal Street
Ellenville, NY, 12428
United States

Phone:

(845) 647-5511