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Valhalla's Kensico Dam Lights Up For Its First-Ever Winter Wonderland

Lights -- and action! Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino -- with Santa by his side -- officially starts the Kensico Winter Wonderland.
Lights -- and action! Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino -- with Santa by his side -- officially starts the Kensico Winter Wonderland. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
Westchester's first Winter Wonderland is awash in holiday lights.
Westchester's first Winter Wonderland is awash in holiday lights. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino talks briefly to the crowds before flipping the lightswitch.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino talks briefly to the crowds before flipping the lightswitch. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
There are a host of vendors and crafts at Winter Wonderland.
There are a host of vendors and crafts at Winter Wonderland. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
Kensico's Winter Wonderland is open until Jan. 4, 2015.
Kensico's Winter Wonderland is open until Jan. 4, 2015. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
When nighttime falls, the holiday displays light up at Kensico Dam.
When nighttime falls, the holiday displays light up at Kensico Dam. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
More than 2.5 million LED lights make up the Winter Wonderland display at Kensico Dam.
More than 2.5 million LED lights make up the Winter Wonderland display at Kensico Dam. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez
Watching an ice sculpture being created at the Winter Wonderland festivities.
Watching an ice sculpture being created at the Winter Wonderland festivities. Photo Credit: Tebben Lopez

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- More than 2.5 million LED lights transformed Kensico Dam Plaza into a festive winter wonderland.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was on hand this weekend to flip the light switch as was Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor, Con Edison Director of Public Affairs Jane Solnick, Friends of Westchester County Parks Executive Director Joe Stout, Friends of Westchester County Parks Chairperson, Joanne Fernandez, Michael Israel, president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center, as well as jolly old Santa.

Westchester’s first-ever Winter Wonderland features an outdoor recreational ice skating rink, boutique vendors, sleigh-rides, a heated indoor food court, a Santa experience and more. The event runs through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Visit www.wwinterwonderland.com for more information and admission fees.

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