Get details on Christmas tree lightings in Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights, and Hanukkah menorah lightings in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, and White Plains.
Gather your family to bask in the official start of the holiday season, when Christmas trees and menorahs are lit for the first time at community gatherings throughout the county. Many of these illuminating events include live performances, parades, Santa appearances, and treats—and best of all, they're FREE! See the full details below.
Chappaqua: The New Castle Community Sing & Tree Lighting features holiday tunes, local performers, and guest artist, soprano Amy Goldstein, followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting with the New Castle Historical Society at 4:30pm. Santa will be on hand to hear holiday wishes, and yummy treats will be provided for all by the New Castle Teen Alliance. No tickets or reservations necessary. Dec. 1 at 3:30pm. Robert E. Bell Middle School, 50 Senter St., Chappaqua.
Dobbs Ferry: The Dobbs Ferry Holiday Tree Lighting starts at 5pm on Dec. 1 at the corner of Cedar and Main streets.
Tuckahoe: The Village of Tuckahoe's Holiday Tree Lighting includings ice skating and holiday music (5-8pm) and a tree lightingceremony at 6pm. Dec. 1 at Depot Square.
White Plains: The City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights festival features a tree lighting at 4pm followed by carolers, music, refreshments, and a visit from Santa. Dec. 2, 4-6pm, in Tibbits Park.
Yorktown Heights: The Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting includes a parade that will march down Front Street, ending at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field, where the town Christmas tree will be lit. Don't forget your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs Claus. Give back to the community by bringing a boxed or canned non-perishable food item for local food pantries, or a clothing donation. Dec. 1 at 6pm.
Nearby: Check out tree lighting celebrations in nearby Brewster, NY and Danbury, CT.
Ardsley: The Ardsley Community Menorah Lighting includes a lighting ceremony as well live music, latkes, and donuts. Dec. 8 at 7pm. Legions Park, Corner of Ashford Avenue and 9A.
Dobbs Ferry: The Dobbs Ferry Community Menorah Lighting also features live music, latkes, and donuts. Dec. 10 at 7pm. Corner of Cedar and Main streets, Village of Dobbs Ferry.
Hastings-on-Hudson: The Hastings Community Menorah Lighting offers visitors live music, latkes, and donuts. Dec. 11 at 7pm. VFW, 558 Warburton Ave.
Irvington: The Village of Irvington Community Menorah Lighting celebrates Hanukkah with live music and free latkes and donuts. Dec. 9 at 7pm. Main Street in front of the Fire House.
White Plains: The Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting features a performance by the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester Lower School Choir. Enjoy potato latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate gelt. Dec. 10-12 at 6pm. The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square.
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