When/Where: Saturday, December 17, 7.p.m.-11:45 p.m. “Stella” the trolley will start pick-ups at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Peekskill businesses are inviting the community to eat, drink and be merry as part of the Peekskill Business Improvement District’s “Peekskill Makes Me Merry” campaign, of which thirty downtown stores, restaurants and bars are taking part.
On Saturday evening, revelers with a “Peekskill Makes Me Merry” button will enjoy discounts on food and drinks. (Pick up your button at the Chamber of Commerce.) Anyone dressed as Santa may receive additional discounted drinks, so dress in your Christmas best. And don’t worry about driving because Peekskill’s trolley Stella, all decked out for the occasion will play holiday music and is providing free transportation from stop to stop. For full Pub & Eat Crawl schedule, .
Peekskill Makes Me Merry Trolley Tours
When/Where: Peekskill, start at the BeanRunner Café and take a two hour tour through the city’s magical holiday lights. Dec. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Why Go: Stella the trolley provides a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and to get a sense of nostalgia. She will be driving around decked out in her best holiday attire and in search of the best-decked holiday house, which will win a prize. (Don’t forget your best decked house could win $100,000 for local schools through Patch’s contest. Enter now!) Plus, the tours will conclude with Hot Chocolate and Cookies at the
Shopping at the The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake
When/Where: Thursday, December 15 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Winery at St. George, 1715 E. Main Street (Route 6), Mohegan Lake
Why Go: The Winery at St. George and Events To Remember have teamed up to create a fun and convenient shopping experience where you can get gifts for your loved ones as you enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, tapas, music and wine tastings, along with complimentary door prizes. Some of the merchants include Doc James Cigars & Golf, Big Dog Sports, Pure Physique, Le Petite Spa, Premier Designs Jewelry, Laura Timmons presents Designer Handbags & Accessories, Yorktown Jewelers and Thyme Restaurant.
Price: Admission is free; open to everyone 21 and older. For more information call: 914-396-7664
Tribes Hill’s 10th Annual Solstice Show
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m. at Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers
Why Go: Celebrate the Winter Solstice with an interfaith gathering to mark the axial tilt of the earth’s polar hemisphere being farthest away from the sun (this year’s actual solstice is on December 22). This is a party with friends, potluck food and free beer from Captain Lawrence, the sponsor of the event. Enjoy musical performances by Tribes Hill, a nonprofit organization uniting musicians of the lower Hudson Valley.
Price: $10.00 suggested donation. Bring your own mug and a snack or contribution. For more information call: 914-377-1900 ext. 12
When/Where: This weekend: Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. at The White Plains Performing Arts Center
Why Go: Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical "Cats is the holiday show of The White Plains Performing Art’s Center. The beloved production ran on the London stage for 21 years and for 18 years on Broadway. Take the family to hear songs like the mega-hit “Memories.”
Price: Tickets are $40
Spin and Knit In
When/Where: Saturday December 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center in Yorktown Heights
Why Go: Bring your knitting basket and join seasoned spinners and knitters to share tips and spinning stories, project ideas, and visit with friends new and old. All levels are welcome.
Price: Free, registration is required by contacting Teresa at Hayslope@optonline.net
Tea & Tour at Muscoot Farm
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Muscoot Farm in Somers
Why Go: Stay cozy with a formal tea in the living room of the main house of Muscoot Farm after a tour of the upstairs.
Price: $15 per person, pre-registration required
No Child Left Inside
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. at Croton Point Nature Center in Croton-on-Hudson
Why Go: Westchester County Parks Department asks kids who might otherwise be indoors playing video games to come walk along the Hudson River.
Fairy Tales Come Alive at Lyndhurst
When/Where: Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: Twelve of the historic mansion’s 17 rooms will be decked out in fairy tale splendor—displays include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Nutcracker.” There will also be live music, free cookies and cider.
Price: Admission is $15 for adults and seniors; $6 for children ages 3-12; children under 3 are free. Call: 914-631-4481 x43234 for reservations, there is a $2 surcharge for purchasing tickets at the door.
Brunch with Grandma at The Big Apple Circus
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lincoln Center Plaza in Damrosch Park, to the left of the Metropolitan Opera House
Why Go: It is holiday fun, circus style. Dine with Grandma the Clown from the Big Apple Circus while enjoying hilarity with clowns, let a face painter turn your cheeks into works of art and walk away with your very own Grandma Goody bag.
Price: $50, click for tickets and more information
Staged Reading of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
When/Where: Sunday, December 18, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Katonah Museum of Art
Why Go: Holiday spirits seen and unseen will make their voices heard as the Katonah Museum of Art welcomes actors from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for a special staged reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. A post-Dickens feast and libations will follow the telling of this classic story about one Ebenezer Scrooge.
Price: Tickets are $50 and $35 for seniors and children under 12. Seating is limited and reservations are required