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Things to Do: Thanksgiving Weekend in Westchester 2021

Are you looking for things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend? There are a lot of family-friendly events in Westchester County during Thanksgiving weekend. Here are things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Westchester County NY.

Things to Do in Westchester the Friday after Thanksgiving

Westchester Winter Wonderland – Kensico Dam Plaza

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland opens on Friday, November 26 at 6pm. It runs for 5 consecutive weeks until January 2, 2022. This year, Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a drive-through event!

You and your family will enjoy 1.2 miles of holiday lights, magical holiday animations and live Santa! Kids will love driving through snowstorm central and seeing the largest Holiday Christmas tree in Westchester County!

Admission is $25 per car (off peak) and $35 per car (peak). Go to the Westchester Winter Wonderland website to get your tickets!

Lyndhurst Mansion Thanksgiving Weekend -Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY

See Lyndhurst mansion transformed into an extravagant wonderland of holiday splendor. Described as one of the “Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours” by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all-out during the holiday season, filling the mansion with elaborate tableaus of décor, which change every year.

Dozens of Christmas trees are expertly decorated and designed to complement the elegant period furnishings within the rooms of the house. During this month only, curators bring out rarely seen items that belonged to Lyndhurst’s former owners, the Goulds. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see many of the Goulds’ glittering possessions that are usually tucked away the archives.

Tickets: Tickets are $24 for adults, $16 for youth ages 6-16 and kids 5 and under are free. Lyndhurst Mansion Thanksgiving weekend runs from November 26-November 28. You need to buy your tickets in advanced. There are limited number of tickets are available for each time slot and tickets do sell out.

Lyndhurst requires all visitors to provide proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days after the final shot) and continue to wear masks indoors at this time as a courtesy to fellow visitors and staff. Guests who are not vaccinated and children aged 2-11  who wish to join an indoor tour must provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test administered no sooner than 72 hrs.

Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Westchester

Things to Do in Westchester the Saturday After Thanksgiving

Turkey Run and Paws Walk -Rye Recreation Park, Rye, NY

Come to Rye Recreation Annual Turkey Run and Paws Walk.

  • 9am: Paws Walk
  • 9:30am: 1 Mile Fun Run
  • 10am: 3.1 or 5.2 Mile Race

Early Bird Fee $15 all ages until 11/23

Day of Race Fee $20 all ages

Greenburgh Nature Center Holiday Train Show– Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY

Come to Greenburgh Nature Center Holiday Train Show. Enjoy zooming freight cars, flashing bells, tooting whistles, and more at the annual Holiday Train Show. A thrill for all ages!

Fee: Members: free, Non-members: $10 adults, $8 children (ages 2-12), children under 2 free

Muscoot Farm Chores– Muscoot Farm, Katonah, NY

Do something different as a family the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Participate in Farm Chores at Muscoot Farm. Help the staff and learn what it takes to be a farmer. This is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up. It takes place at Muscoot Farm in Katonah on Saturday 11/27 from 8am-9:30am.

$20 per family of four. Registration is required. Please go to Muscoot Farm’s website to register.

Things to Do in Westchester the Sunday After Thanksgiving

Rye Mistletoe Magic– Downtown Rye, NY

Come to Rye Mistletoe Magic! Purchase Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for fun activities and performers for the entire family. Enjoy this family festival with lots of crafts, activities and some games.

  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Santa
  • Train Rides
  • Farmers Market
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Puppet Show
  • Ice Sculpture
  • Chili Cook-Off Contest
  • Food and More!

All proceeds go to the Rye Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

Armonk Frosty Day– Downtown Armonk, NY

The annual homecoming of America’s favorite snowman, Frosty, will be held in his hometown of Armonk, NY on Sunday, November 28, the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.  The Frosty Day fun-filled family activities will start in downtown Armonk at 12:00 noon with the annual Frosty Parade scheduled for 4 p.m.   The parade will be followed by the annual holiday lighting ceremony and sing-a-long at the gazebo in Wampus Brook Park. Masks may be required at indoor activities.

12:30-3:30pm- Activities

  • Build a Frosty
  • Face Painting
  • Train Rides
  • Horse and Wagon Rides
  • Singers
  • Ornament Making
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Dance and Music Performers
  • Santa

4:00 pm: Frosty Day Parade

4:30pm: Lighting Ceremony

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