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


Thursday & Sunday – 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday – 5-10pm

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

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 5-9pm
Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve – 5-9pm

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

There are TEN holiday rides to enjoy at Winter Wonderland! In addition to favorites Winter Hay Ride, Wonderland Express, and Holly Jolly Caterpillar, this year’s Winter Wonderland includes unlimited rides at FUNderland Village, with a carousel, ferris wheel and more surrounding our big top circus tent!

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! 


Join your favorite characters on one of our 5 character events! 

Sunday, December 2: Minions

Sunday, December 9: Star Wars

Sunday, December 16: Princesses & Snowmen

Sunday, December 23: Masked Characters 

Sunday, December 30: Superheroes


Parents and kiddos alike will love our family friendly New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that takes place at 7pm and is followed by a fantastic 5-minute pyrotechnic show. Brought to you from our friends at M&T Bank.


Come join us on Thursday, December 20 if you are in Active Duty or a Veteran. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Reserve, and National Guard men and women with an ID Card. This includes their families, and pay only $15 per ticket— a $5 savings  on general admission. A maximum of 4 tickets at that price. Family members 3 years old and under are free.
Rain date: Thursday, December 28

Have fun AND give back to your community with our Camp Morty event on Thursday, December 13. Free admission for a child 12 or younger who brings a donation of sports equipment with a $20 adult admission. These are items needed: basketballs (better quality), long jump ropes (for double dutch), soccer balls, footballs, badmiton rackets, birdies, volleyballs, portable soccer nets, air pump, kickballs, frisbees, tennis balls, and slip n slides.
Rain date: Thursday, December 20
Please go here for more information about Camp Morty.


Have fun AND give back to your community with our Toys For Tots event. Free admission for any child 12 and under who brings a new unwrapped toy with a $20 adult admission.
For a list of high needs toys/gifts please go here.
Rain date: Sunday, December 9



Kick off the 2018 holiday season with us starting at 5pm on Friday, November 23. Make sure you stick around for the tree lighting ceremony at 6pm. Brought to you by our friends at Robison.


Everyone goes home happy and nobody goes home hungry from Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, after they stop by one of the amazing food trucks:

Crafty Cue

Crafty Cue specializes in authentic, pit-smoked meats prepared with the traditional Southern techniques of smoking; incorporating that into a variety of flavor profiles that represent the many styles of American Barbecue.

Roaming Woodfired Pizza

Check out Roaming Woodfired Pizza’s 1950 international truck with an imported Italian oven that fires up to 800° and sure to keep you warm on a chilly winter night! 

Waffle Box

You won’t want to miss out on the amazing waffles being served up by the Waffle Box

Gyro Uno

Gyro Uno is mixing it up with Greek and Mediterranean inspired street food with kicked up, unique, and fresh flavors. Gyros are just the beginning.  They have a wide menu including Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Greek inspired cuisine, and more


Road Grub Mobile

Road Grub Mobile seeks to bring you “The Ultimate Road Grub Experience!”  Stop by for a slamming Philly cheesesteak topped with grilled caramelized onions or some slow  roasted pulled pork sliders. Don’t miss out on the juicy hand-packed burgers, baked mac & cheese sides, vegetarian options, and daily specials! 

Donut Box

Cinnamon. Sugar. Donuts. Need we say more? 

Empire Bakery

A warm cinnamon roll sounds like just the tasty treat you need to wrap up your night.

Did you know that you can host your corporate event, birthday party, or other special occasion under our holiday tent?

We’re booking quickly, but there are dates still available!

Please contact Eric Harvey to book at

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.

What are the hours for Winter Wonderland?

Winter Wonderland is open 5pm-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 5pm-9pm on Sundays and weekdays. 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, Magic Shows, 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. Save

Do I have to pick a day to attend the event?

No, you can purchase your ticket online or at the box office and it will be good for any day that we are open. Tickets are nonrefundable and must be used by the last date of the event, Monday, December 31. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, go to:

Do you have a senior discount ticket?

No, all ticket prices are the same for anyone over 3 years of age.

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.

Do I have to buy tickets in advance?

You can purchase your ticket at the box office at Kensico Dam Plaza on the day you wish to attend, but if you want to avoid the lines you may want to purchase your ticket ahead of time online. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, go to:

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

You can purchase a meal from our selection of food trucks and eat in our heated dining tent. More info on the dining selection can be found above. 

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

Yes, a full bar will be available in the dining tent every evening.

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!

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 do I apply to be a vendor at Winter Wonderland?

Please visit our vendor information page. If no opportunities currently exist, we will still review your application and hold it for future consideration!

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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