First Night Buffalo 2023

Sat, Dec 31
Online Event


First Night® Buffalo, brought to you by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with The John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, will feature a 2-hour entertaining line-up of free performances and activities, accessible online at on December 31. First Night® Family Party Packs, including everything a family of four needs to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home, will be going on sale at select Tops Friendly Markets in early December for $20 a box. First Night® Buffalo, one of the Independent Health Foundation’s signature events, will mark its 34th year as an event full of activities and entertainment for the entire family.


A new, fun feature of the Independent Health Foundation’s First Night Buffalo 2023 will highlight the talent of Western New York kids. Children 17 years old and younger are invited to submit a video clip of their best touchdown celebrations or traditional talents to the Independent Health Foundation to be shared and awarded as part of First Night Buffalo 2023!

  • Now through Friday, Dec. 9, individual or groups of kids can submit their videos at with a parent or guardian signed permission (see all rules and requirements online). “We know kids throughout Western New York have many special talents to share and have had many chances to celebrate touchdowns so far this season,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. “Now we want to give them the opportunity to show them off as part of the festivities planned for First Night Buffalo 2023!”
  • Videos approved by the First Night Buffalo Committee will be posted to be viewed as part of the free entertaining line-up of performances and activities for First Night® Buffalo on December 31 online at
  • Plus, the top contenders will be eligible to win cash prizes, BumpBoxx® Bluetooth speakers and more! All prize details are listed online.
  • Videos of touchdown celebrations are recommended to be 15 seconds. Talent demonstrations are recommended to be 60-90 seconds and may include (but not limited to) singing, dancing, magic, comedy, juggling, or instrumental music. All videos submitted must be accompanied by a submission form available online that includes verification of a parent or guardian’s permission. Absolutely no profanity or insensitive subject matter will be permitted. All submissions will be screened for appropriateness by the First Night Buffalo Committee whose decisions are considered final. Complete rules and requirements to submit a video are available online at
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