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9 Dazzling Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Westchester

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Kick off the holiday season right with these Christmas tree lighting ceremonies throughout Westchester County.

It’s the time of year to sing Christmas carols, sip hot chocolate, and get overly excited to see Santa Claus. Lucky for you, we rounded up the top places to celebrate the holiday season in Westchester with magnificently sparkling tree-filled festivities.


November 27, 6 p.m.
Bedford Road, Katonah

The Chamber of Commerce’s tree and menorah lighting will be held this Sunday, November 27 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Bedford Rd.


November 27, 12:30-5 p.m.
Main Street, Armonk

Did you know the song “Frosty the Snowman” is supposedly based on Armonk? Now, whether that’s true or not, the town celebrates like it is with a big village parade and a tree lighting ceremony. From 12:30-3:30 p.m., there will be entertainers, train rides, magicians, clowns, and arts and crafts. The holiday parade kicks off at 4 p.m. followed by the tree lighting at 4:30 p.m.


December 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Getty Square, Yonkers

Yonkers Downtown Bid is hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 1. Along with the gorgeous tree lighting, there will be a live performance by The Yuletide Carolers, free hot chocolate, and giveaways.

Mount Kisco

December 2, 6 p.m.
Village Hall Green, Mount Kisco

The Village of Mount Kisco will hold its annual tree lighting and caroling at the Village Green from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be caroling, hot chocolate donated by Mast Market, and even a visit from Kris Kringle himself. Guests should bring along a donation for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.


December 3, 4-9 p.m.
The Barley Beach House, Rye

The Barley Beach House will be holding its Christmas tree lighting and holiday market on Saturday, December 3. The event starts at 4 p.m. with Christmas carols, hot chocolate, candy canes, and 50 holiday market vendors. The tree lighting will be at 7 p.m.


December 3, 5 p.m.
Patriots Park, Tarrytown

Tarrytown’s annual holiday tree lighting and holiday market will be held at Patriots Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.


December 3, 3-8 p.m.
Depot Square, Tuckahoe

The village’s annual Winterfest will be held this year in Depot Square, featuring pictures with Santa, train rides, a magician, and a face painter. The tree lighting will happen at 5 p.m., and there will be food vendors, too.


December 3, 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, December 3, the village will be holding the 11th annual holiday electric light parade and tree lighting.

White Plains

December 11, 5:30-6 :30 p.m.
Renaissance Park, White Plains

White Plains City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights tree lighting takes place on Sunday, December 11 at Renaissance Park. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season as the Mayor lights the holiday tree, which also marks the start of the city’s holiday market.

Related: How to Entertain for the Holidays in Westchester County 

Ryan Noel

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