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Star Gazing - Trailside Nature Museum

Join Nick Lombardo, a PhD candidate in Earth and Planetary Science at Yale University, where he studies the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. You will listen to stories about the constellations as you learn to find them by 'star-hopping' from one bright star to the next. Using backyard telescopes set up at the event, you'll be able to view Earth's neighboring planets, distant galaxies, and regions of newly formed stars. Hot chocolate will be served. All ages welcome! Due the light sensitive nature of the human eye, we request that attendees refrain from using bright white flashlights at the event, as these disrupt your ability to observe the night sky. If you bring a flashlight, please cover it with red cellophane or red plastic to preserve everyone’s night vision. Red lanterns will be set up at the event.
Dates: 
12/03/2022
6:00pm 07:00pm
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Location:

6 Reservation Rd
Pound Ridge, NY, 10576
United States

Phone:

(914) 864-7322

RIDGE HILL ON ICE

Lace up and skate over to Ridge Hill On Ice as we transform The Town Square Lawn into an outdoor ice rink for the holiday season! Guests will need to book ice skating reservations in advance to ensure a skating time slot. Walk-ups are also welcome, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to skate at that time.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/28/2022
Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 9PM Friday: 4PM to 10PM Saturdays: 11AM to 10PM Sundays: 11AM to 8PM Holiday Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Dates: December 26th – January 1st) Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
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Organization:

Ridge Hill

Location:

1 Ridge Hill Road
Yonkers, NY, 10710
United States

Phone:

2126864551

Opening Weekend 2022 - Bousquet Mountain

Bousquet's 90th winter season kicks off this Friday, November 25th! Our amazing surface team has been making snow like crazy, and we can't wait to see you at the mountain for our earliest Opening Day in 14 years!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
Friday 11/25 12PM-9PM (Beginner carpet closes at 8PM, tubing area closed) Saturday 11/26 9AM-9PM (Beginner carpet closes at 8PM, FREE Terrain Park event in tubing area from 11AM-3PM) Sunday 11/27 9AM-4:30PM (Terrain Park in tubing area)
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Organization:

Bousquet Mountain

Location:

101 Dan Fox Dr
Pittsfield, MA, 02101
United States

Phone:

(413) 442-8316

Holiday Celebration With Santa - Walkway Over the Hudson

Kick off the holiday season with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick on the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge! Santa will arrive at the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center (87 Haviland Road, Highland) on Sunday, November 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your kids, your dogs – the whole family – for this unique photo opportunity with Santa. Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen will also be on hand for fun holiday photos. Enjoy our hot cocoa bar and special cookie station hosted by Lemon Love and seasonal music performed by a group of classic yuletide carolers. This event is free to attend and no RSVP is required. Professional digital photos with Santa and the Frozen characters will be available for purchase for a suggested donation of $10, or visitors may take their own photos.
Dates: 
11/27/2022
11 am - 3 pm
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Location:

Ulster Welcome Center
87 Haviland Rd
Highland, NY, 12528
United States

Phone:

845-454-9649

Worldwide Lights Celebration at Stepping Stones

It’s the “brightest” time of the year at Stepping Stones Museum for Children as the museum brings light to learning during its annual Worldwide Lights Celebration. From November 14 – December 31, it’s a season of sparkle and delight as our award-winning children’s museum illuminates learning during the year-end time frame. The museum shines during its annual exploration of the science and art of life and immersive investigation of how light is a centerpiece of celebrations around the world. The Worldwide Lights Celebration features the Stepping Stones Storytellers, light STEAM stations, special holiday performances, character sightings including BooZoo™, daily Holiday Happenings workshops, immersive displays and so much more! These Worldwide Lights Celebration experiences are free with museum admission.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/28/2022
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850
United States

Phone:

203-899-0606

Connecticut Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Bushnell

A holiday tradition for the whole family, Connecticut Ballet’s magical Nutcracker comes to The Bushnell for the first time! Four performances on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm & 5:00pm and Sunday, December 11th at 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Guest stars from American Ballet Theatre & New York City Ballet will alternate in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier. Ticketholders may obtain autographs or take photos with the guest artists in the lobby following each performance. Holiday items on sale at the Nutcracker Boutique in the theatre lobby.
Dates: 
12/10/2022
12/11/2022
1:00pm & 5:00pm
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Location:

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT, 06106
United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466

“Glow Wild” Lantern Festival - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo continues to offer guests enchanting Centennial Year experiences! Beginning September 15 and continuing through November 27, “Glow Wild,” a brilliant, illuminated Lantern Festival will be held at the Zoo Thursday through Sunday evenings. As a continuation of the Zoo’s yearlong 100th birthday celebration, the Zoo will host a larger-than-life Lantern Festival inspired by our wild world. This incredible evening festival will showcase more than 35 large scale illuminated sculptures that will amaze guests of all ages. The Glow Wild Lantern Festival is a first for Connecticut, and is designed for everyone to enjoy, whether a family outing, romantic date, or coworker get together. The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Timed tickets should be purchased online. They will be offered in half hour increments. A small number of tickets may be available at the door, depending upon Zoo capacity.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Location:

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06610
United States

Phone:

203-394-6565

Illuminate the Farm at Queens County Farm Museum

Come join the annual Winter Lantern Festival for the second year as we transform Queens County Farm into an immersive world of light! This experience will be a dazzling display of lights and illuminated Chinese lanterns; all handmade by artisans. Expect a luminescent display consisting of lanterns inspired by theme parks and Chinese myths and legends. In addition, there will be various illuminated tunnels, illuminated swings (rideable) and plethora of other lights! Be prepared to indulge yourself, friends, and family, for photo ops! With over 150,000 annual guests, this is an unforgettable festival of lights that you absolutely don’t want to miss. This year’s event will be better than last year!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
12/02/2022
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Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276