Where/When: , 24 Depot Sq., Tuckahoe, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Jan. 13 (closed Dec. 31).
Why go: This traditional creche is filled with more than 200 historically accurate figurines created in astonishing detail, depicting life in an 18th-century Neapolitan village.
2. Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
Where/When: , 931c E Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Why go: Strictly for mature audiences, this hilarious holiday play is back for the second straight year. It's A Christmas Carol told through the eyes of a miserable, alcoholic Mrs. Cratchit.
3. Chip Bryant, the Silent Clown
Where/When: , 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, Friday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m.
Why go: Bryant will amuse kids of all ages as well as their families. His performances feature a mix of clowning, mime, juggling, magic, puppetry, music and audience interaction.
4. Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
Where/When: New Roc City, 33 LeCount Pl., New Rochelle, Saturday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Why go: The second annual New Year's Eve event features prizes, games and activities. Children will experience an exciting Times Square-simulated atmosphere complete with countdown and balloon drop. Click here to download your free admission pass.
Where/When: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why go: Feeling lucky? Become an Empire Club member for free and receive an $11 free play voucher from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members will also receive free party hats and party horns to help bring in 2012.