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These Holiday Light Displays Add Sparkle in Westchester

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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!

Lights on Jenkins Court

12 Jenkins Ct, Ossining
December 3 – January 6

Tune your radio to 90.5 FM to listen to the stellar lineup of tunes that play in harmony with the glittering light show that is Lights on Jenkins Court. The exhibit runs nightly from 4:30-9 p.m., so cruise on over to spot the seasonal displays while music from hits like Home Alone and The Polar Express sounds throughout your car.

LUMAGICA at Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
Through December 30

Westchester’s go-to orchard for apples in autumn transforms into a veritable winter wonderland this December. The display features light sculptures in partnership with LUMAGICA, which is known for its light installations throughout Europe. The exhibit is the largest holiday light park of its kind in Westchester and Putnam counties, with more than 750,000 (yes, really) LED lights in total. As for what’s on display, think everything from festive designs to animals and more. Tickets are available from now until December 30.

 

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Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Through January 1

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 100-foot light tunnel and the 40-foot Christmas tree. New for this year, a North Pole and live Santa display and a Kaleidoscope Alley displays are must-sees. As a sweet bonus, proceeds from the event benefit Westchester Parks Foundation.

Related: 9 Dazzling Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Westchester

Illuminations 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 does of sparkle to Westchester with a luminous setup throughout December. Go for the maze of lights, and don’t forget to stop for a picture with Santa. 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, face coverings, and social distancing required. Cost between $11-$16 per person, and all proceeds will go toward several Mount Vernon nonprofit organizations.

P.S. Want even more lights? Here’s where to find the most luminous light shows in the Hudson Valley.

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