101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Hudson Valley - 2021 | Kids Out and About Hudson Valley

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Hudson Valley - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is the Hudson Valley's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Now through Dec 24, 2021

Virtual Santa Visit

Multiple Days Starting Nov 19, 2021

(Reservations are strongly recommended)

Photos with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center

Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2021

Santa at Palisades Center Mall

Multiple Days Starting Nov 26, 2021

Photos with Santa at Jefferson Valley Mall

Multiple Days Starting Nov 26, 2021

Santa Photos at Ridge Hill

Multiple Days Starting Nov 27, 2021

Pictures with Santa at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Nov 28, 2021

Holiday Kickoff with Santa On the Walkway Over the Hudson

Dec 4, 2021

SINTERKLAAS FESTIVAL DAY IN RHINEBECK

Dec 4, 11, 18, 2021

Visit Santa at Boscobel

Dec 5, 2021

Sensitive Santa with Ivy Rehab for Kids - Jefferson Valley Mall

Dec 6, 2021 Paws & Claus - Jefferson Valley Mall

 

Dine with Santa

Dec 5, 2021 Beekman Fire Company Cookies with Santa Event
Dec 5, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Mill Creek Caterers
Dec 5, 12, 19, 2021 SANTA BRUNCH at The Thayer Hotel
Dec 12 and 19, 2021 Santa Brunch - Powder Ridge

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 6, 2021 Herb-Infused Holiday Candles - Clermont Historic Site
Nov 26, 27, 2021

Thanksgiving at the Farm - Farmers' Museum

Multiple Dates starting Nov 26, 2021

Holiday House Tours - Locust Grove

Multiple Dates starting Nov 26, 2021

A Gilded Age Christmas - STAATSBURGH STATE HISTORIC SITE

Multiple Dates starting Nov 26, 2021

Twilight Tours at Boscobel

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021

Holiday Lantern Tours at the Farmers' Museum

Dec 4, 2021 

Carmel NY's Holiday on The Lake

Dec 4, 2021

Hudson's WINTER WALK

Multiple Dates starting Dec 11, 2021

Mount Gulian Holiday Tours

Dec 11, 12, 2021 Christmas In The Village @ Museum Village 


Light Displays

Multiple dates begining Nov 19 - Jan 9, 2022

Holiday Lights 2021 - Bronx Zoo

Starting Nov 20, 2021

Christmas Tree Lighting at Cross County Shopping Center

Multiple Dates Starting Nov 24, 2021

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Origami Holiday Tree

Multiple Dates begining Nov 25 - Dec 26, 2021

The Wonderland of Lights- Rhinebeck

Multiple Dates begining Nov 25, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

Illuminate the Farm at Queens County Farm Museum
Weekends starting Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2021

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum

 

Multiple dates beginning Nov 26, 2021

Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Light Show Experience

 

Dec 1, 2021

LaGrange Tree Lighting

Dec 3, 2021

Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights - Millbrook, NY

Dec 3, 2021

Mt. Kisco Chamber presents: Holiday Tree Lighting

Dec 4, 2021

Holiday Electric Lights Parade and Tree Lighting - Yorktown

Dec 4, 2021

Union Vale Grand Illumination at Trymor Park

Dec 11, 2021

Tree Lighting - Holiday Lights of Nyack

Dec 11, 2021 LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Theatre

Nov 26-28, 2021 and Dec 26-31, 2021

A Christmas Carol: A Story of Hope - Yorktown Stage

Multiple Dates Starting Dec 3, 2021

A Christmas Carol - White Plains Performing Arts Center

Dec 4, 2021

"INTO THE LIGHT" (EXCERPTED PREVIEWS) AT SINTERKLAAS

Dec 11, 2021

"INTO THE LIGHT" (FULL SHOW!) AT ROSENDALE THEATRE

Dec 11 and 18, 2021

Storyteller Jonathan Kruk with Holiday Tales - Boscobel House and Gardens

Dec 17, 18, 19, 2021

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ - The Farmers' Museum

Dec 17, 18, 19, 2021

SITI Company- A Radio Christmas Carol-Work in Progress Performances at Fisher Center

Dec 19, 2021

O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi at Queens County Farm Museum

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 11, 2021

New York Polyphony Sings Sacred Christmas Music - Caramoor

Dec 11 and 12, 2021

HANDEL'S MESSIAH - In person at Fisher Center and Live Streamed

Dec 13, 2021

The Italian Broadway Christmas Show - White Plains Performing Arts Center

Dec 18, 2021

A Virtual Laurie Berkner Family Concert

Dec 18, 2021

Jessica Lynn – A Very Merry Country Christmas - Paramount Hudson Valley

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Day is Nov 22, 2021

Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

Country Christmas on the Farm at Manza Family Farm

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

(Reservations Needed)

Emmerich Tree Farm

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

Pierson's Farm

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021 Abel's Trees
Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

Primrose Hill Farm Cut Your Own Tree

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

Evergreen Farm

Opening Day is Nov 26, 2021

BJ's Christmas Tree Farm

Opening Day is Nov 27, 2021

Wright Family Farm

Opening Day is Nov 27, 2021

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm

 

Ice Skating

Opening Day Nov  6, 2021

Ice skating at Bear Mountain Rink

Multiple dates Starting Nov 20, 2021 

POP-UP ICE SKATING RINK at Cross County Center

Multiple days Nov-Dec, 2021

IceTime Sports Complex Public Skate

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28, 2021

Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Bedford

Nov 28, 2021

Menorah Lighting - Carmel, NY

Nov 28, 2021

Town of Yorktown presents: Chanukah Car Parade

Nov 28, 2021

Menorah Lighting - Somers, NY

Nov 28, 2021

Menorah Lighting- Yorktown

Nov 28, 2021

Chanukah Menorah Lighting - Pound Ridge

Nov 29, 2021

Menorah Lighting at Cross County Shopping Center

Dec 3, 2021

Chanukah Candlelighting & Storytelling at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs & Festivals

Nov 6 - Dec 19, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Art on Market - Ridge Hill

Nov 13-14, 2021

Holiday Market at Greenburgh Nature Center

Multiple Dates Starting Nov 23, 2021

Holiday Food Truck Market - Cross County Center

Dec 4, 11, 18, 2021

Kingston Outdoor Holiday Market

Dec 11, 2021

Indoor Craft Fair - Samascott's Garden Market

Dec 11, 2021

Nyack Holiday Gift Fair

Dec 12 and 19, 2021

Mountainside Holiday Market at Powder Ridge

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve Celebration - Windham Mountain

Dec 31, 2021

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade at Ski Sundown

Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2022

Ring in the New Year at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

 

Miscellaneous

Weekends starting Nov 13, 2021

Holiday Train Show - Greenburgh Nature Center

Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021

The New York Botanical Garden Train Show

Multiple Dates starting Nov 26, 2021

Holiday Bricktacular! - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

Nov 26, 27, 28, 2021 Holiday Kick-Off - Hudson River Museum
Nov 26, 27, 28, 2021 The Sky Tonight: Holiday Edition planetarium show - Hudson River Museum
Starting Nov 27, 2021

HOLIDAYS ON THE HILL TRAIN SHOW at Lasdon Park

Dec 1-17, 2021

North Pole Mail - LaGrange

Multiple Dates Starting Dec 4, 2021

Holiday Happenings at Beardsley Zoo

Dec 4, 2021

American Girl Day at Clermont

Dec 11, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Family Movie - Elf at Goshen Public Library

Dec 11, 2021

Make An Adorable Raccoon With Polymer Clay - Rye Arts Center

Dec 11, 2021

Winter Walk - Outdoor Discovery Center

Dec 12, 2021

Cookie Make and Take - Muscoot

Dec 13, 2021

Hot Cocoa Party - Goshen Public Library

Dec 18, 2021

Beary Merry Holiday - Trailside Museum and Zoo

Dec 21, 2021

Winter Solstice Sunset Hike - Albany Pine Bush

Dec 28, 2021

12th Cookie Burner Stroll at Albany Pine Bush

 


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