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Weekend Plans: Tree Lightings, Jingle Pass Weekend

It's this week's list of must-do holiday events!

Weekend Plans: Tree Lightings, Jingle Pass Weekend

It's beginning to look festive all throughout Bedford, Katonah and Lewisboro, with twinkling lights adorning many storefronts.

If you enjoy tree lightings and holiday gatherings—you're in luck: There's a tree lighting ceremony each night for the next four nights:

Bedford Village

The tree lighting ceremony is sponsored by the Bedford Village Business Association and takes place on Bedford Village Green. It starts with hot chocolate at the Bedford Fire House at 6:30, followed by caroling on the Green at 7 p.m., and a countdown to the lighting of the tree. Residents are encouraged to dress warmly and bring flashlights. All are welcome.

All weekend long, Bedford Village businesses are offering their annual "Jingle Pass" discounts and special in-store treats. Offers vary by store.

Bedford Hills

The Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association hosts its annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m. Join fellow residents at Depot Plaza for caroling, cookies and hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus. Parks and recreation superintendent Bill Heidepriem will light up the tree.


Sunday, December 2nd is Katonah's annual Menorah and Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at St. Luke's Church beginning at 6 p.m.  This community event includes live music performances, special treats and the magic of the season as Katonah is set aglow for the holidays.


The annual tree lighting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the town park on Route 35 and includes sing-a-long caroling led by local scouts and a countdown to the tree lighting.

There's so much going on this weekend, be sure to check our events calendar for holiday craft fairs, music and more. And check out these other events in town and nearby:

Boeing Boeing in Yorktown

When/Where: Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the The Eclipse Theatre Company, 2051 Baldwin Rd, Yorktown Heights

Why Go: The Infinity Rep Theatre Company celebrating its 10th Anniversary will present the first play of their season, the classic French farce Boeing Boeing written by Marc Camoletti. This production kicks off the first of many at the new Eclipse Theatre at the former French Hill School. Boeing Boeing will open on Nov. 30 and run through Dec. 2. Click here for more details.

Price: Tickets on the website are $12 adults and $10 students. The tickets at the door are $15 adults and $12 students. Tickets can be purchased by  clicking here.

Westchester Oratorio Society "Scratch Messiah"

When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 331 Route 100, Somers

Why Go: Singers and concert-goers will have several opportunities to join the Westchester Oratorio Society during the holiday season beginning this Sunday when the group holds its first annual "Scratch Messiah," –an audience participation sing-along of the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" at St. Luke's Church in Somers. 

The following Saturday, December 8, 2012, the oratorio society will be appearing as part of the holiday festivities at Muscoot Farm in Somers in a sing-along of seasonal favorites. The program, which begins at 5 p.m., is free. Click here for more details.

Price: $10

Christmas Tree Sale

When/Where: Weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at  60 Haines Rd, Bedford Hills (Bedford Hills Park)

Why go: The Northern Westchester Rotary Club is holding a Christmas tree sale. Proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, polio plus and local scholarships.

Price: Free to browse

Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol

Where/When: Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown; performances are held weekly now through December: Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27 and 28.

Why Go: A theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens’ own readings of the classic tale tbrings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens’ actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters.

Pricing: $40,  reserve here.

Dickens's Christmas Carol

When/Where: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 and 22; shows at 4, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45pm. At the Old Dutch Church 381 North Broadway Sleepy Hollow; parking at Philipsburg Manor & Kykuit Visitor Center, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow across the street.

Why Go: Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic.

Pricing: Adults, $16; Children under 18, $12
  Members: $5 discount per ticket; to  reserve click here.

Chanukah Fair/Latkepalooza

Where/When: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 9 am to 3 p.m. Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Ave, Tarrytown.

Why Go: The Annual Chanukah Fair features returning vendors and new ones,
too. Do your 
holiday shopping early. Offerings include: fabulous accessories, jewelry, up-cycled home goods, Bar/Bat Mitzvah favors, handmade tallit, Judaica, bake sale, book fair, raffle basket of vendor-donated
 items, make a Menorah contest, arts and crafts activities, PJ Library Story time, AND OF COURSE--Latkes!, Latkes!,
 Latkes! Please bring your donation of oil
and onions for the Local Food Pantry.

Pricing: Free



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