THE BRONX - There are many fun things to do in The Bronx during the holiday season.
For starters, the brand new Van Cordlandt Park ice skating rink is open for business. The rink is the first outdoor rink to open in The Bronx in 30 years. Prices start at $5 a person on weekdays and $8 on weekends. Skate rentals are also available for $5 a person.
The Garabedian house in Pelham Parkway also attracts tourists from near and far during the holiday season. The family has been transforming their home with more than 150 mannequins with moving parts since 1973. The house can be found by driving down Pelham Parkway North off Westervelt Avenue.
The holiday train show at the New York Botanical Garden is another Bronx favorite. Large-scale model trains travel between more than 140 iconic New York buildings, all made of plant parts.
New this year in the borough is a replica of Macy's flagship location. Tickets start at $10.
If you plan to visit The Bronx Zoo, you can get a free ticket by donating a new, unwrapped toy before Dec. 31 for the zoo's annual toy drive.
The Barstow-Pell Mansion is also sure to delight, with its magical storybook Christmas trees inspired by children's book characters. The trees will be up until Jan. 6. Tickets are $5.