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Holiday Things to Do in Tarrytown: Festive Shows, Meals, and Mansion Tours

Posted by: Tarrytown House Estate
01 Dec
Holiday Things to Do in Tarrytown: Festive Shows, Meals, and Mansion Tours

Celebrate the Holidays in Tarrytown: Festive Meals, Mansion Tours & Live Shows

Slow down and savor the season when you join us this month at Tarrytown House Estate. Our scenic slice of the Hudson River Valley holds a very special magic this time of the year, from the opulent decorations at Lyndhurst Mansion to the simple peace at our riverfront estate. And as our holiday gift to you, we're offering you our Holiday on the Hudson Package. Enjoy 20% off our Best Available Rate when you stay two nights before January 1, 2019, plus a $20 credit at our restaurant Cellar 49. Experience the genuine joy of the season in the Hudson River Valley with holiday events that will lift your spirit and warm your heart.


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Old Dutch Church

One of our most beloved holiday traditions here in the Hudson River Valley is the performance of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" in the Old Dutch Church. Master storyteller Jonathan Kurk shares the tale like never before, accompanied by live music and the charismatic setting of the 17th-century stone church. Shows will take place in Sleepy Hollow on December 8-9 and 15-16 at 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Book our Dickens Christmas Carol Package and we'll arrange two tickets to the show and serve you a delicious breakfast in the morning.


Holiday Tours at Lyndhurst Mansion: A Very Duchess Holiday

Elaborate decorations fill every corner of this historic mansion for an awe-inspiring tour, one of the most popular things to do in Tarrytown for the holidays. Lyndhurst is open this season every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 27. This year's theme "A Very Duchess Christmas" pays homage to a real French princess and duchess, Anna Gould – the Duchess of Tallyrand. She was also the last owner of Lyndhurst, and many of her personal Christmas decorations will be used to adorn the mansion.


See over-the-top holiday vignettes, dozens of decorated trees, glittering jewelry, tablescapes, and toys. Named as one of the "Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours" by USA Today, the Holidays at Lyndhurst is truly a magical experience. Buy tickets online in advance to secure your preferred day and time to visit. While you're there, be sure to stop by the Carriage House to try the delicious baked goods from Red Barn Bakery, including pies, cakes, cookies, and nuts; vegan and gluten-free options are also available. Lyndhurst is located 1.2 miles from Tarrytown House Estate.


Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol & Holiday Brass Concert at Lyndhurst

In addition to the lavish decor, Lyndhurst also hosts special holiday performances to set the mood for the season. On Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m., the Carriage House will host "A Collective Christmas" holiday concert with Collective Brass. Listen to ancient carols, songs from the Nutcracker, sing-along favorites, and the Hallelujah Chorus.


You can also enjoy a unique, roving presentation of "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol" starring Mikel Von Brodbeck. Guests will travel around the main floor of the mansion as they meet the different spirits and characters, including Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Tiny Tim. It's a new adaptation of the classic Christmas tale, and a wonderful way to experience the beautiful period setting of the mansion. Performances will take place from December 14-30.


Holiday Shows at Historic Paramount Hudson Valley Theater

Originally opened in 1930, this vintage theater in Peekskill hosts a festive array of holiday shows this year, including music concerts, dance performances, and comedy. It's located 16 miles from Tarrytown and is a hub of arts and culture in the Hudson Valley. Grab seats at your favorite show and feel the warmth of a live performance at this unique restored venue.


  • December 1 – Chris Botti at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 2 – Michael McDonald, Season of Peace, Holiday & Hits at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 5 – Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 6 – Lindsey Buckingham at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 7 – 7th Annual Westchester All-Stars & Friends Christmas for Veterans Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • December 8 – The Colonial Nutcracker feat. Dan Hogan at 2:00 p.m.
  • December 9 – Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas at 3:00 p.m.
  • December 13 – The Weepies: Holiday Acoustic Duo Tour at 7:30 p.m.
  • December 14 – Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 15 – Jessica Lynn: A Very Merry Country Christmas at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 28 – Sinbad at 8:00 p.m.
  • December 31 – Almost Queen (Tribute Band) at 9:30 p.m.


Festive Holiday Dining at Cellar 49: Cozy New England Restaurant & Tavern

Step inside and feel yourself relax. Welcome to Cellar 49, our intimate eatery located in the original cellar of the historic Biddle Mansion. It's unpretentious and inviting, and the cuisine is classic American with a creative modern twist. You'll also find an inspired bar selection, including local bourbons, perfectly paired wines, craft beers on tap, and artisan cocktails missed with infused spirits. Cellar 49 is open for dinner daily, lunch on Friday and Saturday, brunch on Sunday, and for happy hour Monday through Thursday. Here's a tantalizing glimpse of some of the treats that you may find on the menu:


  • Cowboy ribeye with smashed potato, wilted spinach, and red wine reduction
  • Lobster roll on a brioche bun with lettuce and tarragon mayo
  • Grilled cheese with smoked gouda, cheddar, bacon, caramelized onion, and tomato
  • Free range chicken with potato croquette, glazed carrots, and pea puree
  • Scallops with lardons, marble potato, tomato, crispy leeks, and brown butter
  • Cauliflower steak with tomato coulis, potato, and spinach
  • Cuban sandwich with pulled pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickle
  • Veal chop with smashed potato, wilted spinach, and red wine reduction


Magical Holiday Celebrations at Tarrytown House Estate

Are you planning your own holiday event this season? Infuse your gathering with timeless charm and elegant luxury at Tarrytown House Estate. Our magnificent 26-acre estate on the Hudson River is a stunning backdrop for private dinners, gala affairs, cocktail parties, and holiday celebrations of all types. Host a VIP event in the Biddle Mansion or an opulent banquet in the Carriage House. Our distinct venues make every event one-of-a-kind, and our flawless services mean that every one of your guests will be impressed. From sumptuous catering to period-era accommodations, Tarrytown House Estate enhances the season with authentic holiday spirit and effortless style.

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