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Tuesday, December 10

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd Bronx

Embark on an illuminated safari with animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs throughout the spacious Bronx Zoo and take in the musical light show. Also enjoy costumed carolers, ice sculpting demonstrations , train rides ($3), hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows and photo ops with favorite characters.

$29.95/ages 13 & over, $28.95/ages 65 & over, $22.95/ages 3-12, free/ ages 2 & under
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Wednesday, December 11

Arthur Avenue

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Arthur Avenue
2344 Arthur Avenue+ Google Map

Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike's Deli; order in advance by phone to skip the often long line. Eat at indoor tables next to elderly gentlemen hand-rolling (but not smoking) cigars or take a picnic to the nearby New York Botanical Garden or Bronx Zoo.

FREE
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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2020

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

$10-$20, admission varies by day; free for under 2
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Budding Buddha’s Yoga for Tots

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Join Budding Buddha's Yoga for Tots every Wednesday morning. Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises. No registration required.

FREE
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Thursday, December 12

Holiday Community Performances

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Enjoy performances by local music and dance groups while you shop.

FREE
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Friday, December 13

Luminocity Festival

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Randall’s Island
20 Randall’s Island Park Upper East Side+ Google Map

Walk through 12 acres of spectacular light art displays based on the tradition of Chinese Lanterns. Three theme parks include an ice Winter Fantasy, a globe-spanning, time-traveling Wild Adventure and candy wonderland Sweet Dream. * Everyone, even tickets holders, has to wait in a slow, outdoor security line before entering the attraction. Bundle up and bring snacks for a wait that can he over an hour. Go right at opening if you can. * Wear comfortable shoes that work in…

$38, $30/seniors & students, $19/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Pop-up Ice Skating Rink

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 3, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Ages 5 and up can skate in the courtyard of a mall with music, theme nights and other fun events. The synthetic 'ice' is easier to glide on for young and first time skaters. Skates are provided with admission or bring your own.

$10/one hour session + skates
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Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 4, 2020

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway Rd+ Google Map

Outdoor holiday fun against the backdrop of the beautiful Kensico Dam unlimited ice skating (skate rental included), holiday rides, a ferris wheel, a 40 foot tall Chistmas tree, food trucks (usually with long lines), take-your-own-photo ops with Santa, a dancing light display and a holiday circus under a big tent.  

FREE
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Holiday Movie Nights: The Polar Express

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Wear favorite pajamas and enjoy a screening of holiday favorite The Polar Express plus hot chocolate, treats and more.

FREE
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Saturday, December 14

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Self-Portraits: Follow My Tracks

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Think about the tracks animals leave behind and use different materials to create your own self-portrait from the tracks that you leave behind, remembering all the places you’ve been and the memories you hold. Ages 8+ can create gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries in Holiday Workshops, Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from…

FREE
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Santa Photo Time

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 24, 2019

The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Take a photo with a classic mall Santa in a small Santaland in the center of the shops. Reserve a FastPass online to skip the line.  

$29.99+
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Blue Door Art Center Free Children’s Art Workshop Series

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Blue Door Arts Center
13 Riverdale Avenue

The Blue Door Art Center offers free art workshops for kids on most Saturdays. Different workshops cater to different ages and focus on a variety of artistic media, including ceramics, pottery, drawing, collage, and more. Pre-register to save your spot.

FREE
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Bronx Zoo Family Nature Club

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 13, 2020

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd Bronx+ Google Map

Join Bronx Zoo educators for free monthly sessions along the lovely River Walk that connect families to the local environment through unstructured free-play exploration and investigation. Online registration required. Includes free Zoo parking but not admission to the Zoo gates.

FREE
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Candle Making Workshop

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rye Nature Center
873 Boston Post Road

Create wonderful decorations for the holiday season. Children and families will make their own candles in an assortment of colors. $5/person for members, $8/person for non-members. Suggested for ages 5 and up.  

$8
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It’s A Wonderful Life Screening

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Avenue+ Google Map

See the touching 1946 holiday It's A Wonderful Life on the big screen classic. Frank Capra directs this beloved story of desperate bank manager George Bailey (James Stewart) who contemplates jumping off a bridge on Christmas Eve. Clarence, his bumbling guardian angel, intervenes—showing George the good he has done in the world—and sets him on the right path. Also features great supporting turns from legendary Hollywood figures such as Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, and Gloria Grahame.

$15
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Candlelight Tours

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx

Experience the lovely historic mansion, decked out in designer trees,  by candlelight with costumed docents highlighting 19th-century holiday traditions. Victorian carolers add to the festive atmosphere while you enjoy wassail and holiday snacks in the conservatory. Registration requested.

$15/adults, $10/seniors & students
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Sunday, December 15

Holiday Classics String Quintet Concert

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx

Enjoy elegant music in the parlor of  19th-century mansion decorated for the season with designer trees.

Free with museum admission
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Pack Chat for Kids

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

his is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for winter! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too.   Pre-registration is required. Fees:  $14 – Adults…

FREE
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Tuesday, December 17

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

December 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 24, 2019

One event on December 12, 2019 at 8:30 am

The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Make the holidays a little more magical with a story read by Mrs. Claus at an indoor mall.

FREE
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Thursday, December 19

Teddy Bear Tea

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx

Celebrate the season with a child-approved, bright, colorful, and deliciously decadent holiday-themed menu, story time with the Bartow snow queen, and a sing-along at a 19th-century mansion decorated for the season with designer trees. Perfect for 3- to 5-year-olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or favorite adult. Registration required. 

$25
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Friday, December 20

Holiday Movie Nights: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Wear favorite pajamas and enjoy a screening of holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas plus hot chocolate, treats and more.  

FREE
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Saturday, December 21

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Chasing-Light Poetry Catchers

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Use flower petals and other natural materials to create celestial scenes that capture light on the longest night of the year. Celebrate the balance of night and day by coming together to tell stories and create poetry to welcome winter and invite dormancy, rest and snowy nights. Create a three-dimensional light catcher infused with your own found poetry. Ages 8+ can…

FREE
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Rock And Roll Playhouse: Motown for Kids Holiday Celebration

December 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
145 Westchester Avenue

Celebrate the holidays with the music of Diana, Gladys, Stevie, The Temptations and more in an interactive and educational live music experience at a historic venue. Also at 2 pm.

$15/in advance, $17/day of, free/babies under 1
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Sunday, December 22

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Chasing-Light Poetry Catchers

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Use flower petals and other natural materials to create celestial scenes that capture light on the longest night of the year. Celebrate the balance of night and day by coming together to tell stories and create poetry to welcome winter and invite dormancy, rest and snowy nights. Create a three-dimensional light catcher infused with your own found poetry. Ages 8+ can create gifts…

FREE
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Holiday Cookies & Crafts

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx

Drop in to decorate some holiday cookies to take home after exploring a 19th-century mansion decked out for the season with designer trees.  Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

$8/adults, $6/seniors & students, free/ages 5 & under
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