Westchester County has a line-up of fabulous fun-filled events and spectacles that will make any holiday season truly sparkle! Days filled with music, art and theatre and rest up for more while taking advantage of fantastic hotel packages and unique dining experiences. From quick day trips to extended long weekends, Westchester County, the first stop in the Hudson Valley, is an easily accessible destination with so much to offer.
Westchester County offers something for everyone during the holiday season, from family concerts and storytelling to theatre, great food and outdoor fun. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of our fabulous restaurants and hotels. There really is so much to do here, so tell your friends and family to Meet Me in Westchester and have fun experiencing it all.
Here is a sampling:
Ring In The Holiday With Song
From concerts to family sing-alongs, the holiday in Westchester is alive with music! Make sure to find time to make it to one of the nine concerts in the Holiday Tea Musicale at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts . Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along and is followed by a formal tea. Catch the Westchester Philharmonics Winter Pops: A Broadway Romance, where stars of Broadway sing their way through musicals past and present. Enjoy a Messiah sing with the Westchester Choral Society December 9 at the Music Conservancy of Westchester .
Visit Lyndhurst where Charles Dickens comes alive to tell A Christmas Carol during November and December . This staged production performed throughout the gothic revival mansion ends with cider and cookies. Celebrate the homecoming of Americas favorite snowman Frosty, at Frosty Day in Armonk on December 8 . Activities include a scavenger hunt and frosty cartoons at the North Castle Public Library. Visit Scarsdale for a tree lighting that gives back on December 7, when the mayor and Santa will be on hand, complete with hot chocolate and carolers, to help collect funds for Hurricane Sandy victims. Head over to The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester December 10, 11 & 12 at 6pm in White Plains and celebrate Hanukkah with a menorah lighting in the lobby while listening to the Solomon Schechter Lower School choir sing Hanukkah songs and feast on potato latkes, jelly doughnuts and chocolate 914 467-5826 . Feeling adventurous? Grab a sled and get all the details on Westchesters top rated sledding hills
Warm Up Your Holiday Dining
As the first stop in the Hudson Valley, Westchester is home to nearly 900 restaurants serving every type of cuisine for every budget. From fine dining to riverside restaurants to food trucks, there is something for every palate in Westchester. Warm up with fireside dining at Massa in Scarsdale with one of the grandest fireplaces in the county and enjoy delicious Southern Italian cuisine in a beautifully restored 100 year-old building . A roaring fireplace also lights the room of the charming Peter Pratts Inn in Yorktown , The Farmhouse at Bedford Post in Bedford and Crabtrees Kittle House in Chappaqua, where the fireplace is part of the original building and dates back to 1800. Take the kids for a sweet treat at Bread & Cocoa in Larchmont for their signature thick hot chocolate 914 834-6464 ; Lolas Tea House in Pelham for their childrens tea complete with sandwiches, scones and desert or Caf Mirage in Port Chester for their famous bread and butter pudding with caramel sauce.
Stay & Play
Make it a weekend! Stay at one of the Countys many hotels. Enjoy 2 nights at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and take advantage of their Celebrate With You package. For $ 339 night get a deluxe room with two roundtrip tickets to Grand Central Station to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and a $ 50 breakfast credit for two . Enjoy accommodations at Tarrytown House Estates King Mansion, an historic mansion dating back more than 165 years, and with it breakfast for two and admission to the reading of A Christmas Carol by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk. The reading takes place in the historic Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow and features live music, hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Explore the quaint and charming village of Sleepy Hollow when booking a Romance Package at the Westchester Marriott; $ 139-$ 199 for two. Toast the holiday with complimentary champagne and enjoy complimentary breakfast for two before heading out.
Feeling adventurous? Be a crime solver and take part in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytowns New Years Eve Murder Mystery Celebration DoubleTree.Hilton.com/Tarrytown. For $ 349 per couple, you can solve a murder while you enjoy a cocktail hour with passed hors Doeuvres, buffet dinner, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Then dance the night away with the DJ and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Recover from the nights festivities with a breakfast buffet on New Years Day.
This holiday season, make sure Westchester County makes it onto your list of destinations to visit. Whether youre looking for romance, a fun-filled getaway with the kids or a beautiful, historic sojourn in the country, Westchester County has it all.