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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester is nestled in the heart of White Plains, New York and Westchester County and only a short 30 minute ride from Grand Central.

Westchester County is the perfect seasonal location with winter snow escapes and holiday festivities at every corner. Join us this winter and experience festive activities within the local area guaranteed to enhance your holiday season. Share your photos of your winter experiences with us at #RCMemories.

  1. Warm up your winter with The Ritz-Carlton Nutcracker High Tea in the Lobby Lounge. Relax by the fireplace and pair your visit with a traditional afternoon tea experience.  Guest’s will be dining in front of the hotels 8 foot tall Nutcracker Display made out of Gingerbread and sweets that the culinary team has created. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation call 914.467.5717.
  2. Start your New Year’s resolution early in our fitness center.
  3. Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’ in Tarrytown. Advanced tickets are required. 
  4. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Wings Air Helicopters as you take in the scenic New York City or Westchester with a Helicopter Tour. 
  5. The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID) are once again preparing to ring in the New Year at our downtown New Year's Eve celebration. This family-friendly event is held at the intersection of Main and Court Streets and includes a DJ as well as live entertainment, a crowd countdown and ball drop, followed by a not-to-be-missed fireworks display and confetti.
  6. Admire Westchester County’s spectacular holiday lights in White Plains and surrounding neighborhoods. 
  7. Savor a warm popover or delectable steak at BLT Steak located off our lobby.
  8. Slip away into seasonal bliss with the 90-minute Winter Solstice treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
  9. Kids of all ages will love the Legoland® Discovery Center in nearby Yonkers, New York. 
  10. Shop at The Westchester just steps from the hotel. The indoor mall features over 150 stores including Coach, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co. 
  11.  View the breathtaking Chagall and Matisse stained glass windows of the historic Union Church of Pocantico Hills, New York. 
  12. Welcome the first snowfall with the best places in Westchester to slide down that perfect hill. Try one of these “official” county sledding locations in nearby Croton Gorge Park, Lasdon Park or Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. 
  13. Take a walk stroll down Greenwich Avenue in nearby Greenwich, Connecticut. The outdoor shopping street offers favorite shopping from designers to local boutiques.
  14. Spend a day with wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem. 
  15. Visit America’s oldest wine making and grape-growing region – The Hudson Valley. 
  16. Classical music lovers will enjoy the Winter Pops concert at The Westchester Philharmonic. 
  17. Hike at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The Park includes a 300 foot high and 1,830 food long dam which forms the Kensico Reservoir and offers activities from fitness classes, to concerts, to nature studies.
  18. Step foot in The Pelham Picture House, the oldest running movie theater in Westchester County. View the best in new, independent, and classic cinema while getting a historical glimpse into this famous 1920’s theater. 
  19. Relax with a handcrafted fall-inspired cocktail by the warmth of our fireplace in the Lobby Lounge.
  20. Wine Enthusiasts will love a unique BLT Steak experience where guests can enjoy a selection each week of the most coveted bottles from the award winning wine selection handpicked by a BLT sommelier.
  21. Take a plunge into our rooftop pool at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester after you have spent the day in our blissful spa.
  22. Race a car, shoot a game of pool, or bowl at Grand Prix NY in nearby Mt. Kisco. 
  23. Sit courtside at a Westchester Knicks game, the New York Knicks affiliate team at the Westchester County Center.
  24. Raise a pint to Westchester County’s quality craft breweries such as Sleepy Hollow’s Bridgeview Tavern or Captain Lawrence Brewery in nearby Pleasantville.
  25. Visit Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate, located in Pocantico Hills which offers engaging tours of the property and panoramic views of the Historic Hudson Valley.
  26. Explore Westchester’s rich arts and cultural scene through ArtsWestchester
  27. Free fall in New York’s only iFly. This indoor skydiving facility welcomes flyers aged 3-103 to experience true free fall conditions. 
  28. Take in top musical entertainment at The Capitol Theatre in nearby Port Chester, New York. 
  29. Take a trip to space by visiting The Hudson River Planetarium. Exciting shows are offered on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for all ages. 
  30. Take in a Broadway show, Off-Broadway, at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in nearby Elmsford, New York.