SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 14, 2011 16:56 ET

New York Family Entertainment Starts With an Exciting Family Fun Package From Westchester Marriott

Spirit of Christmases Past Relived at Historic Hudson Valley Attractions

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - Experience the joys of Christmases Past by taking part in exhilarating holiday events designed to entertain the entire family while saving money with the family fun package at a relaxing Hudson Valley spa retreat near Westchester, New York.

Just in time for the holidays, the "Escape! Family Fun Package" at the stylish Westchester Marriott is sure to set the pace for a unique and festive holiday season. Plan exciting weekend excursions for the entire family, because the holiday events are bountiful in the historic Hudson Valley and the Westchester Marriott Tarrytown hotel's package allows kids 12 and under to eat free! That's right, this package includes deluxe accommodations at one of the finest hotels near West Point and when an adult orders an entrée off the regular menu at the hotel's Harvest Grille Restaurant, kids eat free! This deal is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so meals on this trip will not only be easy and carefree, but will be tasty as well, as the Harvest Grille offers a delectable selection of American favorites and is a standout among restaurants in Tarrytown, NY.

Sunnyside candlelight tours at the homestead of Washington Irving bring Christmastime during the 1850s to life as costumed guides escort visitors down a lantern-lit path to the cozy cottage, all decked out for the holidays. Christmas carols, excerpts from Irving's Christmas tales and family letters and hot cider served beside a roaring outdoor fire are among the activities that make this one of the exciting holiday events of the area. Tours of the Van Cortlandt Family Manor also instill a festive appreciation of earlier holidays as guests are met with warm decorations of holiday greens and fruit, dancing candles and live fiddle music. The Van Cortlandt home tour represents the lifestyle of one the area's wealthiest families of the post-Revolutionary era. Both young and old will be captivated by these attractions, as well as the beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is brought to life by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, who captivates audiences at the Old Dutch Church just across the street from Philipsburg Manor.

For those ready to start planning a grand holiday weekend, rates for hotel accommodations start at just $159* and online booking may be done by clicking on "Check Availability" at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycwe-westchester-marriott/ and using promotional code MAJ. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 and referencing that same code. More information regarding Hudson Valley attractions can be found at http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events.

*Rates are per room per night and valid for Thursday-Sunday stays through 12/31/11 based on availability at the time of reservation. A Friday or Saturday night stay is required. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and may not be combined with any other discount or promotion. Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the Westchester Marriott

The Westchester Marriott is a sophisticated hotel property conveniently located near La Guardia, White Plains and JFK Airports, the Tarrytown Train Station and just off of I-287.
In addition to upscale accommodations, attentive service and gracious amenities, this property, with its 26,000 square feet of meeting and event space, is one of the premier choices among Hudson Valley wedding locations and business conference venues offering full-service catering, state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated event managers.

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