If your company’s holiday party — remember those? — is long gone, Rockland’s best-known chef, Peter X. Kelly, and his family have another tradition to share: Xaviars Christmas Dinner and Holiday Cabaret at X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers.
This year’s 25th annual cabaret evenings — titled “We Need A Little Christmas … Now!” — will once again be a feast for all senses: Passed hors d’ouevres start things off, with eggnog and cocktails before a four-course sit-down dinner. After dinner, the chef’s brother, designer Ned Kelly of Congers —
—holds forth piano-side with Mary Lou Shriber and another Kelly brother, Paul, accompanied by Paul Trueblood on piano.
Details: At 7 p.m., Dec. 17 and 18, 1 and 7 p.m., Dec.19. Evenings, $150; matinees, $100. 914-965-1111. X20, 71 Water Grant St., Yonkers. 914-965-1111. www.xaviars.com.
— Peter D. Kramer