These Holiday Light Displays Add Sparkle in Westchester

Celebrate winter in the 914 with a walk or drive through these glowing light displays filled with candy cane lanes and seasonal tunes.

The most wonderful time of the year is here in Westchester, and with it comes all those things we love about the season. From holiday craft markets and Hanukkah desserts to festive concerts galore, there’s so much to savor in December. Of course, few things ring in the special season quite like the dazzling light displays that take place across Westchester County. With holiday tunes set alongside sparkling scenes, these shows give the county the ultimate winter glow-up.

Ready for a spot of seasonal sparkle? Round up family and friends, then cruise on over to these light displays. Don’t forget to tag us @WestchesterMagazine on Instagram if you go!

Festival of Lights at Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
November 17 — December 30

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Westchester’s go-to orchard for apples in autumn transforms into a veritable winter wonderland this December. The holiday light display features an illuminated forest full of festive decorations. The exhibit boasts over half a million lights that glow up the farm, make whimsical creatures sparkle, and contribute to thematic and interactive light displays. Tickets are available through December 31.

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Through December 31

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your car to witness the wonder that is Westchester’s drive-through holiday light extravaganza. Presented by Westchester Parks Foundation in collaboration with WMCHealth, the Winter Wonderland features a 1.2-mile drive past thousands of shimmering lights to the tune of holiday music on the radio. The kids will love spotting installations ranging from glittering elves and angels to a 50-foot dove, dancing trees, and even a candy cane lane. Perhaps the most beloved destinations during the drive are the 175-foot light tunnel and the 40-foot Christmas tree. New for this year, Snowball the Elf – an interactive character – and Rudolph’s Runway make the experience extra-special.

Related: 9 Dazzling Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Westchester

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Holiday Lane at American Christmas

American Christmas, Mount Vernon
Through December 23

True to its name, American Christmas goes big for the holiday season. The Mount Vernon brand, known for creating incredible light displays in New York, adds a major dose of sparkle to Westchester with a luminous setup throughout December. Go for the maze of over 100,000 lights, and don’t forget to stop for a picture with Santa on special days. Plus, since the event is indoors, there’s no need to worry about loading on layer after layer to keep away the chill. This event is ideal for the entire family, with reservations required. Cost ranges between $10-$20 per person, and all proceeds go toward several Mount Vernon nonprofit organizations, with over $81,000 being donated last year.

Holiday Lights at Muscoot Farm

Muscoot Farm, Katonah
December 1-2,8-9,15-16, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Muscoot Farm will be glowing this holiday season thanks to the addition of a seasonal light show on select Fridays and Saturdays in December. Guests will follow a holiday story as they venture around the farm and visit farm animals in their decorated barns and participate in activities along the way. Wanna Empanada’s food truck will be set up with refreshments available for purchase. Tickets are $6 per person and free for children ages two and under.

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