As the mercury continues to dip lower and lower, why not heat up your week with 98º? Yes, the multi-platinum, Nick Lachey-fronted boy band is headlining the Ridgefield Playhouse just over the border as part of their 98º At Christmas 2018 Tour. Very few tickets are left, but savvy Westchester Magazine readers can snag the last few for just $98 each.
Saturday is holiday concert central this week, with a little something for everyone!
First up, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. the Rock and Roll Playhouse will be putting on a family-friendly Holiday Party featuring Grateful Dead for Kids. Jerry’s namesake venue will host games, stories, movement, and activities for families with young children, all accompanied by the RRPH house band busting out Dead classics. Tickets are available for both 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. showtimes, and are just $15 ($17 at the door). Run, Rudolph, Run, to this festive holiday party!
At 5 p.m., head over to Pelham for A Not So Silent Night. The Picture House’s first ever holiday concert will feature some of the area’s most talented local musicians including Warren Banholzer and Friends, Andrew Cole & The Bravo Hops, and many more. If you need more of a reason to go than rocking Christmas tunes, all proceeds from the night benefit the “Light Up the Screen Fund” The Picture House just created to help share cinema in underserved and underprivileged communities throughout the year.
Lastly, 8 p.m. will find us in Peekskill for Jessica Lynn’s A Very Merry Country Christmas. You can read our full interview with Lynn below, but there’s still time to snag tickets ($25-$35) if you haven’t already. The night promises laughter and fun, great music and special guests, and also serves as the biggest donation drive of the year for Toys for Tots Westchester, so make sure you bring a nice donation for kids in need so you can experience all the best magic that Christmas embodies.
Get transported back to Victorian London (alright, Colonial America) for one of Westchester’s greatest Christmas traditions. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will enthrall with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow. Get in the Christmas “spirit” for just $25 ($20 for minors and Historic Hudson Valley members).
Close out your weekend with another Westchester winter favorite: the annual Music Hall Market in Tarrytown. The town’s eponymous music hall will host regional makers, artists, and even a few pop-ups shops from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be kids’ activities, raffles (with prizes including upcoming concerts!), massages, photo booth, another Toys for Tots drive, show choir, and of course tons of locally hand-crafted goods to make the perfect gifts this season. Co-sponsor One Hope Wine will even be donating 10% of sales to the music hall, so it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up for your holiday party!