The 2019 Season Opens In:








Don’t spend one more second worrying about how you will spend fun and inexpensive quality time with your family in Westchester this winter!


Friday 11/29/2019 – Sunday 12/22/2019
Fridays – 5pm-10pm
Saturdays – 4pm-10pm
Sundays – 4pm-9pm

Monday 12/23/2019 – Saturday 1/4/2020 
Monday-Friday – 5pm-10pm
Saturday/Sunday – 4pm-10pm

CLOSED: Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve &
Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

Experience the wonder of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland with these fun attractions:

Scroll to learn more about all our exciting attractions!

Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus

Come see the amazing Miss Candice on the trapeze, the Great Renaldo, our favorite family comedian, and Mr. & Mrs. G with their famous crossbow act at Westchester’s only tented holiday circus. Hosted by Ringmaster Joe Barney who has appeared with Ringland Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Big Apple Circus, and more. Face painting available every night, too. Showtimes: Thurs. through Sun. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, with an additional show at 8:30 on Fri. and Sat only.

The Santa Experience

One of our most popular features is The Santa Experience where children and their families have the opportunity to meet Santa himself. Children can share their wish list while making a lasting memory of a lifetime. Expect to see surprise guests (see schedule for appearance dates). Come prepared to take your own photos with Santa! We don’t ask you to purchase a photo package – all photos are ‘take your own’.

Outdoor Ice Rink

Your admission includes unlimited skating (with skates included) on our outdoor ice rink! Skate against the backdrop of beautiful Kensico Dam Plaza and twinkling lights all around. Lace up and enjoy one of Westchester’s only outdoor ice skating rinks!

FUNderland Village

FUNderland Village is comprised of 8 rides this year including everyone’s favorite Holiday Train and Winter Hayride plus new Kiddie rides. Attractions highlighted this year will be a 40′ high heated slide that was featured in this past season of the hit TV show “Stranger Things” and a larger 55′ high Ferris Wheel. As always, rides will have unlimited use for all patrons. 

Christmas Tree

At over 40′ tall our Christmas tree is Westchester’s tallest and the perfect backdrop to capture lasting holiday memories with a family photo.

Lights of Wonder

Do you remember the excitement you had as a kid driving by the houses with the biggest, most extravagant holiday decorations and lights? Westchester’s Winter Wonderland’s Lights of Wonder Show brings you right back to those childhood memories as you watch dancing lights magically light up the night throughout the evening. This year’s show is even BIGGER and BRIGHTER and is the perfect place to create new holiday memories with your family.


Celebrate the magic of Chanukah with Westchester’s Winter Wonderland’s beautifully lit menorah! 

Great Dining Options for 2019

Food options have gone through a major change for the Winter Wonderland 2019 season. Individual Concession stands selling all your favorite festival foods, snacks, dessert and beverages. The variety of concession stands will be located inside the event grounds and will be able to provide fast and convenience service! Our large heated Dining Tent will be able to accommodate those who want to sit and rest while they enjoy their food and refreshments. 

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland provides fun and affordable holiday cheer for the entire family. But don’t take our word for it…take theirs! 

Did you know that at Westchester’s Winter Wonderland you can make your holiday season merry AND bright for just $20 a ticket?

Even better?

Children 3 and under are FREE!

The best part?

Proceeds from the event go to support and enhance the Westchester County Parks and programs that you love all year round! 

The number of people who have enjoyed Westchester's Winter Wonderland to date! Will you be one of them this year?

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Check out our FAQs

Is Kensico Dam Plaza open during Winter Wonderland?

Yes, the park is open to the public as usual. The park will close one hour before Winter Wonderland opens on event days, at 4pm, and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

What are the hours for Winter Wonderland?

Winter Wonderland is open from 5-10pm on weekdays, Saturdays from 4-10pm and Sundays form 4-9pm through December 15th and 4-10pm through December 29th. For the full event calendar, please visit our homepage:

Do I have to pay extra for the ice-skating, skate rentals, rides or entertainment?

No, your ticket price is all-inclusive. It includes UNLIMITED Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus performances, ice-skating on our outdoor ice rink, skate rentals, visits with Santa and special characters, and TEN holiday rides. Concessions at the Holiday Circus, including cotton candy/souvenirs are not included.

Do you have a discount for groups of 20 or more?

Yes, tickets for groups of 20 or more people are $18 each, saving you $2 off the regular ticket price.

Will there be food available at the event? Do I have to eat outside?

Food snacks, treats, and beverages will be available for purchase at various locations inside the Winter Wonderland grounds. 

Can I get a drink, or a glass of beer or wine?

There is Beer and Wine for purchase at two locations for those 21 and older. 

Is Winter Wonderland handicapped accessible? What about strollers?

Yes, Kensico Dam Plaza is handicapped accessible, and there are no stairs to negotiate through the event. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate. Strollers are welcome but muse be parked in Stroller Park when inside the Circus Tent and Santa’s Experience. 

It’s raining on the night I planned to go, what should I do?

Tickets are non-refundable once you enter the event. However, since tickets are not date specific, you can use your ticket any day you like.

Can I park for free?

Parking at Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is always FREE.

My pets are part of my family. Can they come to Winter Wonderland?

Sorry, but we do not allow pets, aside from service animals.

Are the food and shopping vendors cash-only?

Many of the food and shopping vendors accept major credit cards and debit cards. Additionally there is an ATM by the restroom facility.

How many people come to Kensico Dam for Winter Wonderland?

We have had over 100,000 people experience Winter Wonderland since our first season in 2014. We are looking forward to your visit!

How can I sponsor the event or advertise at Winter Wonderland?

We are excited to have the support of local businesses here in Westchester, and to offer opportunities for advertising and promotion! Please email your inquiry to

Who are Westchester Parks Foundation?

Founded in 1977, Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system. Encompassing more land than many state park systems, it is a reason that people live here, work here, and spend time here.

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