Winter and the holiday season are a wonderful time of year! But sometimes there’s so much going on, that it becomes overwhelming to plan this special time with our families!
That is why Sound Shore Moms has organized all the best activities in the Sound Shore and the surrounding areas into one, easy to follow guide! We are excited to present the SOUND SHORE MOMS HOLIDAY GUIDE – Your one stop guide to the best winter activities in the area for you and the whole family!
Thank you to our sponsor, Lexi Brine of Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty!
IN THE SOUNDSHORE
This fun-filled day will be filled with horse and carriage rides, petting zoo, a visit from Santa, a holiday market, bouncy houses, face painting, tree lighting and more!
12pm-4pm: Horse & Carriage Rides, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Bouncy houses & Holiday Market
3:30: Santa Arrival!
5:00: Town of Pelham Tree Lighting and The Pelham Larks caroling!
November 26th 12:00 – 5:00 PM
December 3rd 3:30-5:00 PM
Ma Riis Park, Harrison
December 3rd 12:00 PM
445 Purchase Street, Purchase
December 3rd 1:00 – 5:00 PM
144 Weaver Street
Come join Santa and his elves for a festive evening of holiday celebration on Saturday, December 10th for the 17th Annual Tree Lighting Social.
Get yourself in the holiday spirit with festive music as we light the tree at 6:00 p.m. on Pavilion Field in front of the Stephen E. Johnston Beach Pavilion building.
Festivities will continue at 6:30 p.m. in the West Basin parking lot of Harbor Island Park as we walk through the magical holiday light tunnel.
Santa and his elves are back to take photos with children in his sleigh!!
To take a photo with Santa, registration is required through vomrec.recdesk.com and participants MUST be Village of Mamaroneck residents. Photos are to be taken from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please arrive by 8:00 p.m. the latest to take your photo with Santa.
Once his elves have uploaded all photos, parents will be able to access them through Flickr.
As a yummy treat, participants will get to enjoy delicious hot cocoa and s’mores.
The Tree Lighting Social and Holiday Light Tunnel Walk is free and open to the public (except photos with Santa are for Village of Mamaroneck residents only and must pre-register).
December 10th 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck
WESTCHESTER AND BEYOND
Lumagica Light Show at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
LUMAGICA USA returns to Harvest Moon with an all new light show. After a fruitful harvest season, the orchard is transformed into an Enchanted Forest. Filled with over 750,000 lights, whimsical creatures and lots of surprises. Be ready to step into a world of wonder. The natural landscape of the Orchard is a canvas for design and creative storytelling.
The over ½ mile trail will take you on a journey through the 6 spaces, Sparkling Light, Into the Wonderland, Magical Trees, A Great Celebration, Treats and Sweets, and Beyond the Forest. Guests can expect a 20 ft reindeer, a soaring parrot, lots of new photo ops, light tunnels and a Light to music show.
So, grab a warm drink and a light up wand on your way in and get into the festive spirit this holiday season. Enchanted Forest, the holiday event you won’t want to miss.
November 18 – December 31, Opening Hours 4pm – 9pm
Harvest Moon, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560
Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
Join us for a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo. During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The celebration includes festive entertainment, seasonal treats, the Holiday Train, and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.
November 18 – January 8, 2023
Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Holiday Happenings at the Cross County Center
Celebrate the holidays in style at Cross County Center! Shop outdoors while enjoying all the festivities of a winter wonderland, including visits with Santa, pop-up skating rink, Christmas tree, food trucks and so much more! Plus FREE PARKING!
Santa will be available for photos and visits in his NEW winter wonderland cabin, located at Center Court, between Gap and Bath & Body Works. Visit from November 17 through December 24, 2022.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION HERE. Reservations are strongly recommended, but not required.
November 18 – January 1, 2023
Cross County Center – 800 Mall Walk Yonkers, NY
NYBG Holiday Train Show
NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.
Plus, take in NYC’s largest outdoor holiday light experience at NYBG GLOW, returning for its third year with even more illuminated displays. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient lights and whimsical, picture-perfect installations reflect the surrounding gardens and collections, creating a spectacle not to be missed. These special evenings feature music, experiences, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season.
November 19 – January 16, 10am – 6pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza, presented by Westchester Medical Center Health Network, will return to Kensico Dam Plaza bigger and better than ever with thousands of more lights and magical holiday animations. Guests will be dazzled and delighted along the 1.2 miles of holiday lights by several new additions for 2022 including: a new North Pole and live Santa display; breathtaking Kaleidoscope Alley; expanded Peace on Earth LED display with animated trumpets and angels; and more electrifying lights surrounding the largest holiday Christmas tree in Westchester! And that is not all, for the grand finale, guests will be able to make their New Year’s wish upon a new thirty-foot glistening star that will be featured at the end of the interactive show, all right from the warmth and safety of your own car!
November 25 – January 1
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla, NY
Greenwich Reindeer Festival
Santa and his three LIVE reindeer return to Greenwich for the 14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen / Compass Real Estate, “the North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 25 to December 24, 2022. The cherished town tradition continues for the fourteenth consecutive year at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also enjoy Santa’s Workshop, which provides more space for families, “Letter Writing to Santa Station” sponsored by Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group and a “Reindeer Coloring Station” sponsored by Jenny Allen/Compass while waiting in line for their photo with Santa. A portion of all photos with Santa will be donated to Kids In Crisis, a non-profit organization based in Greenwich. A Kids In Crisis Giving Tree will also be available for people to support their important mission.
November 25 – December 24
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
437 North Street, Greenwich, CT
Holidays on the Hill Train Show
There’s more fun this season at the Lasdon Holidays on the Hill Train Show! Stroll through our holiday village where elves are busy working, reindeer nod to the melody of holiday music, and happy snowmen wave a cheerful welcome to visitors. Our show has more trains, more exhibits, and more holiday fun! We have added a few surprises to make your visit extra special this year. With TWELVE operating train tracks in the Conservatory, there is so much to see and experience! Bridges, tunnels, ramps, waterfalls, and more, all tucked within colorful flowers and botanical displays.
November 26 – December 31, 2022
2610 Route 35 Katonah, NY
Rye’s Mistletoe Magic
The magic is back! The Rye Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Mistletoe Magic on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 12-3pm. Purchase Street will become a pedestrian only plaza, filled with fun activities, crafts, games, and performers for the entire family. Come enjoy the fun!!!
November 27, 2022 12-3PM
Purchase Street, Rye, NY
Holiday Lights on the Farm
Get into the holiday spirit and see the farm decked out in a new light! In addition to the dazzling decorations, participate in a variety of activities including cookie decorating, crafts, games, and more. On Saturdays, the event will include a holiday market where you can purchase gifts and other treats. Registration is required and general admission is $25, which grants access for up to 4 guests. For parties with up to 7 members, additional tickets may be purchased for $5 per person as an add on.
*Animals will be available to view during the event.*