Home for the Holiday? What Should We Do?


Here at home during Thanksgiving break? This list should keep you and the in-laws busy…

(Have a suggestion? Please leave a comment below.)

Our picks:


Ice Skating

Check out the hours for a family skate on weekends at Hommocks  and Playland Ice.


The Botanical Garden Annual Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden is celebrating the 26th annual Holiday Train Show.  This beloved exhibit features an abundance of model trains, bridges, and replicas of New York landmarks from the past, such as the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. A holiday film festival will be featured as a part of the train show.  Shows begin on November 22nd.  For a listing of train shows and times, call 718-817-8700 or visit http://­www.­nybg.­org.  New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx.  Tickets $30/adults $18/kids


Reptile Show

The Westchester County Center presents is annual New York Metro Reptile Expo  on Sunday, November 26th, 9 am to 4 pm with thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more! All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21. Adults $10, Children 7-12 $5, Children under 7 free.  For information call 845-526-4845 or visit http://­www.­repti­leexpo.­com.


Rye Recreation 35th Annual Turkey Run Road Race 

Saturday, November 25th, check in and on-site registration begins at 8 AM.  For races and times call 914-967-2535 or visit http://www.ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm.



Larchmont Library, DIY: Gift-Making Workshop

Sunday, November 26, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Online registration requiredNo money to buy gifts? No problem!  Roll up your sleeves and join us for this gift-making workshop.  We’ll have a variety of projects to work on as well as materials to wrap and label your gifts.



The Great Westchester Toy & Train Show

The Westchester Toy & Train Show is back at the Westchester County Center on December 1oth. The largest toy and train show in the Northeast. New and antique toys and trains, all gauges, train parts, layouts, appraisals, die cast automobiles, books, test tracks, toy soldiers, games & toys for all ages.  Children under 12 years free when accompanied by an adult.  Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains.  For information visit  www.westchestertoytrain.com or call 914-995-4050.

The Nutcracker

The Westchester Ballet Company will present its annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 15-17,  at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains.  



turkey: jacqueline silberbush

cranberries: fotopedia



Larchmont, mamaroneck, white plains, bronx, rye

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