(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Hudson Valley - 2020 | Kids Out and About Hudson Valley

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Hudson Valley - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the Hudson Valley's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. 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!

Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to postClick here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!

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Santa Sightings

Now through Dec 24, 2020

Virtual Santa Visit

Dec 4- 24, 2020

Photos with Santa at Cross County Shopping Center

Nov 27, 2020

Santa at Palisades Center Mall

Nov 28, 2020

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York


Dine with Santa

Dec 6, 13, 20, 2020 SANTA BRUNCH at The Thayer Hotel

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 7, 2020 Herb-Infused Holiday Candles
Multiple Dates starting Nov 27, 2020

Silent Nights at Boscobel

December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2020

Holiday Lantern Tours at the Farmers' Museum

Dec 5 - 24, 2020



Light Displays

Starting Nov 13, 2020

New Christmas Tree at Cross County Shopping Center

Multiple dates begining Nov 20 - Jan 10, 2020

Holiday Lights 2020 - Bronx Zoo

Multiple dates beginning Nov 27, 2020 Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Light Show Experience
Dec 4, 2020 (Virtual)

Mt. Kisco Chamber presents: Holiday Tree Lighting- Virtual

Dec 5 - 6, 2020

Go Light Your World' Holiday Illumination Weekend: December 5th & 6th @ Wilcox Park

Starts Dec 5, 2020

Union Vale Lights at Trymor Park

Dec 5, 2020

Holiday Lights of Nyack

Dec 12, 2020 LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights - Drive Thru Edition

Holiday Concerts

Dec 12, 2020 (Virtual Event)

Livestream-TENET Vocal Artists- Caramoor Center


Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Day is Nov 23, 2020

Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm

Opening Day is Nov 25, 2020

Country Christmas on the Farm at Manza Family Farm

Opening Day is Nov 27, 2020 Abel's Trees
Opening Day is Nov 27, 2020

Primrose Hill Farm Cut Your Own Tree

Opening Day is Nov 27, 2020

Evergreen Farm

Opening Day is Nov 27, 2020

BJ's Christmas Tree Farm

Opening Day is Nov 28, 2020

Wright Family Farm

Opening Day is Nov 28, 2020

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm


Ice Skating

Nov 2 - Mar 1, 2020

Ice skating at Bear Mountain Rink

Multiple dates Nov 27 - Jan 1, 2021 

POP-UP ICE SKATING RINK at Cross County Center

Multiple days Nov-Dec, 2020

IceTime Sports Complex Public Skate



Dec 10, 2020

Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Bedford

Dec 11, 2020

Town of Yorktown presents: Hanukkah Workshop (Grades K-2)

11, 2020 (Virtual Event)

Outdoor Menorah Lighting & Shabbat Service at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

Dec 12, 2020

Chanukah Carnival at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

Dec 13, 2020

Chanukah Menorah Lighting - Pound Ridge


Shopping & Craft Fairs & Festivals

Nov 7, 2020

Holiday Market at Greenburgh Nature Center

Nov 23- Dec 1, 2020

Online Artisan Boutique: Unique & Handmade Gifts - Rye Arts Center


New Year's Eve

Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2021


Dec 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve Celebration - Windham Mountain



Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2020

The New York Botanical Garden Train Show(Members ONLY)

Nov 27-29, 2020

Hudson Valley Art Market at Locust Grove

Starting Dec 4, 2020


Dec 6, 2020

Mommy and Me Christmas Tree Painting - Uptiquing Paint & Ceramics Studio

Dec 6, 2020

Winter Wonderland: a Children's Walking Tour of Clermont

Dec 11, 2020

Hot Cocoa Party on the Patio At Goshen Library