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Don't Miss 7 Great Events in Yorktown, Somers this Weekend

There are tons of ways to keep busy around Yorktown and Somers this weekend.  Here are the details for several great events.

Yorktown Holiday Electric Lights Parade

Yorktown will hold its second annual Holiday Electric Lights Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. Residents can line up on Front Street starting at 5:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field. Bring donations of boxed or canned non-perishable food items, or hats and gloves. The contributions will benefit local food pantries and Yorktown Community Help. Drop off boxes will be available at the Jack DeVito Field.


Choice Pet Market Grand Opening Party

Choice Pet will celebrate its Grand Opening in Somers on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be prizes and giveaways. Meet the Putnam Animal Humane Society and the folks from Groomingdales. There will be lots of fun for the whole family. Choice Pet is located at 80 U.S. 6 #100, Baldwin Place, NY 10505 in the Somers Commons Shopping Center.


M&M Production of “ Guilt and Gelt for the Holidays”

A collection of comedy-drama one-act holiday romps, that takes place at Hanukkah and Christmas. Actors Carol Eagen and Suzanne Ochs play all the characters and Michael Muldoon directs. The production, sponsored by the Friends of the Somers Library, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Somers Library. More details here.


A Baroque Christmas Concert

The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown's Concert Series will offer its 13th annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. The Concert will feature an evening of Baroque music of the season, including the charming Messe de Minuit pour Noël by French composer Charpentier, and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. Artists for the evening include the Concertino NY (comprised of professional musicians from the Juilliard School of Music), and the Concert Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Simona Frenkel on piano and harpsichord.

A suggested donation of $20 is requested, and a reception to meet the artists follows the performance. For more information: (914) 245-2186, www.fpcyorkown.org 


Yorktown Flag Football Tournament for a Cause

Join the Yorktown men's flag football league tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legacy Fields for a great cause. 

The 2nd Annual Run-N-Gun Shootout features talented players competing in a 6 v. 6 tournament to raise awareness and funds for two organizations – Hope for the Warriors and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. You don't have to play to join – come watch, have a hot dog and drop a dollar in the boot.


Caring Santa at Jefferson Valley Mall

Caring Santa is a special event dedicated to families that have children with special needs, providing a subdued environment to visit Santa. Steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for their magical visit with Santa.

The Caring Santa event at Jefferson Valley Mall will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. and reservations are required. Because the mall is closed at this hour, guests are asked to enter the mall through South Main Entrance. The program is guided by AbilityPath, an online support organization serving the special needs community for over 90 years. Reservations can be secured at www.caringsanta.com.


Somers Holiday Celebration

The town of Somers' Christmas Tree lighting celebration will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elephant Hotel and Wright House Homestead. From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. you can enjoy children's crafts, refreshments and music at the Wright House Homestead. Take pictures with Santa from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the first floor of the Elephant Hotel. There will also be a gingerbread house display, holiday music and complimentary hot chocolate, a sing-along with the Somers Girl Scouts. The celebration will culminate with the lighting of the tree at 5 p.m.  

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