Playdates: Featured Kids Events in January 2015

While the winter weather rages, stay toasty warm with a trip to the theater, or step outside into a winter wonderland

Let It Snow

Thru Jan. 4: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Be sure to catch the tail end of this cold weather festival. Sip on hot chocolate while strolling amid more than 2.5 million sparkling LED lights. Hit the outdoor ice skating rink (skate rentals are an additional charge), take a sleigh ride, browse the artisan craft village, watch a live ice sculpting demonstration, and enjoy some live entertainment. 4-10 p.m weekdays, till 11 p.m. weekends. $10. Kensico Dam Plaza. Park Dr. W., Valhalla.

stella the snow queen
Stella Queen of Snow delights kiddies on January 24

The Sixth Sense

Jan. 17: Sid the Science Kid We’ve all heard of the five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. But how do those senses really work? Sid, Gabriela, May, and Gerald, friendly characters from the hit PBS KIDS program Sid the Science Kid, explore how these five functions keep our bodies in tip top shape — and even discover a special sixth sense. 10:30 a.m. $18, adults free when accompanying a child. Jan. 24: Stella Queen of Snow The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings to life the tale of Stella and Sam and their winter wonderland. The pair discovers all the greatness of winter while wandering through the glittering forest, making snow angels, and firing snowballs. 11 a.m. $15, adults free when accompanying a child. The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1845;

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Puppet People

Jan. 18: Puppet Festival Back for the second year in a row, ArtsRock puts on a giant puppet show featuring all local puppeteers. The headliner, Bonnie Duncan, has kids roaring with her skit, “Squirrel Stole My Underpants.” After the performances, children have the opportunity to make their own puppets and bring their creations home. Recommended ages 1-10. 2 p.m. $15, under 18 months free. The Nyack Center. 58 Depew Ave., Nyack. 845-358-2600;

click clack moo

Down on the Farm

Jan. 24: Click, Clack, Moo Farmer Brown is very excited: His granddaughter Jenny is coming for a visit. But when she arrives, he is dismayed to see how attached she is to her electronics — so he confiscates her laptop and hides it in the barn. There’s only one problem: The cows know how to type and they send farmer Brown emails! Next the chickens go on strike, and soon the whole farm is in an uproar. Recommended ages 4 and up. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $15. The Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098;

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