Child Care

Holidays &

special occasions

What better way to celebrate your family than at the Y? Let us help you create picture-perfect memories that will last a lifetime. Whether we are celebrating a holiday, or honoring our families, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is there for you and those you love.

Please remember that dates and times vary by branch, so please contact Member Services, or consult your Program Guide for details.

Holidays at the Y


  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
    Johnny cakes, short stacks, silver dollars... how do you like your pancakes? Come enjoy a special pancake breakfast that you don't have to cook! After eating, put on your smile for a picture with the Easter Bunny, and make a special Easter craft. Then, join us as we seek out all the eggs that the bunny hid! All children can join the Easter Bunny and decorate the eggs they find!
  • Halloween Costume Party
    Come join us for some spooktacular Halloween fun in our kid friendly party paradise. Kids can participate in games, crafts, and a trick or treat parade. This Halloween party promises to be kooky – not spooky and activities are appropriate for children of all ages. Kids should come in costume and parents are welcome to come in costume as well.
  • Breakfast with Santa
    Ho Ho Ho! Come enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa! Bring the family and enjoy a morning of merriment, crafts and time with Santa. Plus, each child gets a picture with Santa (parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras too). Santa is making his list and checking it twice – so be sure not to miss this fun family event.
  • Cookies with Santa
    He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Visit with Santa and give him your list then decorate & eat cookies, have fun making crafts, and smile for the camera as you get your picture taken with Santa.
  • Little Elves Workshop
    This year make mom and/or dad a homemade present from the heart. Children can take pride in their homemade gifts and surprise their parents this holiday season. Kids will also make wrapping paper so their gifts are ready to open during the holidays.
  • New Year's Eve Party
    Join the North Area Family YMCA by celebrating New Year's Eve with us - a little early so the whole family can join in! Snacks, crafts, bounce houses and slides. Look for more details during the holiday season on Facebook and our website.