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Holidays on the HillExpect glad tidings galore at Holidays on the Hill on weekends in December at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, in Somers.


Activities and Displays
This annual event features a huge Lionel model train layout and a new G-scale layout. And, of course, the jolly man in red himself, Santa, will be on hand to bring cheer to the festivities.

The beautiful main house will feature Santa’s workshop and office, where he will be hearing wishes from the children. You’ll be able to take a photo of your family with Santa during his scheduled appearances.

The model train display, starring Lionel and similar O-scale steam and diesel trains, travels through a miniature holiday landscape representing Metro-North’s Harlem Line from Grand Central Terminal to Katonah. Along the way, the trains pass famous landmarks, skyscrapers and winter scenes, highlighted by some favorite holiday characters.

The main house will also spotlight a fully decorated poinsettia tree, and this year the new G-scale train layout will be nestled within a winter landscape in the library. The Lasdon Conservatory will be open and showcase various poinsettias set within a tropical rainforest. See how many elves you can spot along the way!

The Veterans Museum will be open and visitors will be able to view “The Women of War,” an exhibit that pays tribute to women’s invaluable contributions throughout our military history.


Food and Gifts
The Garden Shop will be open and selling poinsettias, other holiday plants, gifts and stocking stuffers. Artwork by local artists will be showcased, as well as some vintage ornaments. There will be holiday music, an outside fire pit and a local food truck on the Conservatory Plaza selling hot chocolate, food and munchies during train show hours.


Schedule
Lasdon Holidays on the Hill is scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission
Tickets will be sold until 3:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under.

Holidays on the Hill is presented by Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum and Westchester County Parks. Go to the Friends' Web site or call (914) 864-7268 for more information.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a Westchester County Park on Route 35 in Somers. The GPS address is 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah, NY 10536.