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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on December 6, 2021
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Best Things To Do This Weekend in Buffalo

Here are the best things to do this week in BuffaloWestern New York, and the Niagara Frontier as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors. This list includes the best things to do including live music, festivals, comedy shows, theater, concerts, sports, nightlife parties and more. Love knowing what’s going on in Buffalo and Western New York? Be the first to know everything from the best new restaurants to coolest events – subscribe to our free email newsletter!

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Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class at The European Lounge

Wed, Dec 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm +more dates

$50

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

At this Holiday Cupcake Class, you will learn how to decorate a Santa Hat, Christmas Tree, Snowman, Poinsettia, Wreath, & Christmas Lights. You ...

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Fri, Dec 10
10:30 am - 12:30 pm +more dates

$41

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

Maestro JoAnn Falletta is joined by operatic soprano and Buffalo resident, Sirgourney Cook in a heart-warming selection of traditional favorites. Wintry ...

Destination Bethlehem | A Live Nativity Christmas Experience

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Old Time Baptist Church
5599 Camp Rd Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

The whole family will enjoy this Holiday event! Come experience the story of Christmas told with LIVE animals and actors, exciting sounds and smells, and ...

The 12 Days of Victorian Christmas 2021

Wed, Dec 8
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm +more dates

$10

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Victorian Christmas has been a holiday tradition at the TR Site since 1974. As one of our most popular and important annual fundraisers, this year’s ...

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A Christmas Carol at Alleyway Theatre

Fri, Dec 10
All Day +more dates

$30

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

An Alleyway Tradition! Buffalo’s favorite family event returns for its 39th heartwarming year in a delightful adaptation featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim, ...

Totally Buffalo Boutique on Delaware

Fri, Dec 10
9:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

We Have Some Totally Amazing News! The Totally Buffalo Store is “taking over” the Inaugural Site’s Museum Shop for the holidays! The new Totally ...

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Fri, Dec 10
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

$41

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Sirgourney Cook, soprano Celebrate the holidays with a collection of traditional classical treasures when JoAnn is joined ...

The Christkindlmarkt At Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

Fri, Dec 10
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

A Traditional German Christmas Market! The Christkindlmarkt will be comprised of three, 3-day weekends during the month of December 2021. This holiday ...

Every Time I Die – ‘Tid The Season ’21

Fri, Dec 10
4:00 pm - 1:00 am +more dates

$90

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

‘Tid The Season 2021 Night 1 – Friday, December 10 – https://aftr.dk/3ouIabv Every Time I Die with special guests Circa Survive Poison The ...

Magic of Lights

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$9.99

Darien Lake
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Tis the season for glittering lights! Experience 1.25 miles of magical holiday lights displayed through the park and campgrounds from the comfort of your ...

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$24

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Join us again this December at GCV&M on select Fridays and Saturdays for our Yuletide in the Country Tours and Dinner!  As you explore the wintry ...

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Drive Thru

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$20

Fairgrounds, Erie County/Hamburg
5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Festival Dates: December 1-31. Closed December 24 & 25. Hours: 5:00-9:00pm Admission is $20 Per Vehicle (plus fees) You must choose the night ...

Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$23

Niagara County Fairgrounds
4487 Lake Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The Holiday Light Show™ is the best holiday light spectacular of the season! Featuring dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays to ...

Shop South Buffalo 2021

Fri, Dec 10
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Shop South Buffalo
South Buffalo, NY

Other

Shop South Buffalo is your annual holiday shop local, can’t miss event. Founded in 2013 by Buffalo Common Council Member Christopher P. Scanlon with ...

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo

Fri, Dec 10
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$7.50

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo is back and better than ever! This year get ready for more lights, more nights, and more fun. Enjoy the Zoo after hours as ...

Civiletto Sings with Joe Baudo’s Big Band

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$15

Tacoma Performing Arts Center (T-PAC)
351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Come on down to our venue with a "speak-easy" vibe. Join us for dinner (order off the menu), dancing, drinks and a fabulous night reliving what entertainment ...

Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$42

Buffalo Sabres @ Key Bank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

sports ...

Jazz Night w/ Dozo My Lady at The Buffalo Distilling Co.

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Distilling Company
860 Seneca St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Come down and listen to Dozo My Lady on the 2nd Friday of every month for Jazz Night at The Buffalo Distilling Company. Jazz Standards, Pop Standards, ...

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Willie Nile and His Band

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$25

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

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JON LANGSTON

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$17

The Showplace Theater
1065 Grant St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He played football, eventually earning a Division ...

Star People – Holidays Special Edition

Fri, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15

PAUSA Art House
19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, USA Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Bobby Militello - sax and flute, George Caldwell- piano, John Hasselback III - trumpet, Jeff Campbell - bass & John Bacon - drums. A special all ...

ALL IS CALM at MusicalFare Theatre

Fri, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$49

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Written by Peter Rothstein Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach Directed & Staged by Susan Drozd Music Direction by Theresa ...

Winter Choral Spectacular

Fri, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall – Buff. State
1300 Elmwood Ave. Rockwell Hall 210 Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

The Buffalo State Chamber Choir, Chorale and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will celebrate the winter season in song. ...

Sam Morril

Fri, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm +more dates

$17.00

Helium Comedy Club
0 Mississippi Street. Buffalo NY Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Sam Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He is a regular on Comedy ...

Cinderella

Fri, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$31

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine returns to the United States to present their captivating two-act performance of Cinderella, one of the most beloved ...

Charles Dickens presents “A Christmas Carol”

Fri, Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$18

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Mike Randall’s production of Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol has been a huge success since its premiere in 2007. Giving performances across ...

Wizard Fest Yule Ball

Fri, Dec 10
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

“The Yule Ball is of course a chance for us all to let our hair down.” – Minerva McGonagall A feast will be held at the opening portion of the ...

All Through the Night

Fri, Dec 10
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$16

Ghostlight Theatre
170 Schenck St. North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Return to the Ghostlight for one of our longest-running and most cherished holiday traditions. A small group of strangers is stranded in a train station ...

Blarney Bunch

Fri, Dec 10
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free

The Banshee Irish Pub
257 Franklin Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Live music ...

Eric Weaver

Fri, Dec 10
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Bittersweet Piano Lounge
391 Washington Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Live Music ...

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Dec 11
9:00 am - 1:00 pm +more dates

$150

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

A beloved Western New York holiday tradition returns; Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo is back after a year away! You’ll have your very own table ...

Chandler Street Winter Market

Sat, Dec 11
9:00 am - 2:00 pm +more dates

Free

Chander Street Winter Market
37 Chandler St Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

Chandler Street Winter Market is back for it’s second season! After an incredible first year, with thousands of patrons coming through the indoor and ...

Christmas on the Canal – A Free Holiday Market Hosted by Lockport Main Street 

Sat, Dec 11
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Lockport Main St.
210 Market Street Lockport Lockport, NY 14094

Other

Lockport Main Street invites the community to a free and indoor holiday market of local vendors and makers with beautiful views of the Erie Canal. Join ...

Urban Run Series 2021

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Flying Bison Brewing Company
840 Seneca St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Welcome to our 4th year hosting the Urban Run Series from the brewery. Runners of levels are welcome to join us for our monthly Urban Run Series at the ...

Junior Jerry Jam

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$11

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Twenty6 Productions and Buffalo Iron Works are proud to introduce to our local music lovers a day to enjoy a concert with their children and grandchildren. The ...

Jack Craft Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

The Powerhouse at Buffalo Color Park
140 Lee Street Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Shop local + handmade this holiday season at the Jack Craft Holiday Market, a 2-day event held at Buffalo’s new industrial event center, The Powerhouse. Free ...

Gingerbread Wonderland At Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 7:00 pm +more dates

Free

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street Niagara Falls, 14303

Niagara County

While the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will not have a life-sized gingerbread house this year, we still plan to have live in-person entertainment, ...

Live Fashion Shows

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

$30

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

The TR Site’s Costume Resource Center will present “Fabulous Fashions of the 20th Century”. Enjoy an up-close look at some of the spectacular fashions ...

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 2021 Train Excursions

Sat, Dec 11
11:20 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

$38

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue Medina ,

Other

The Medina Railroad Museum gets a little extra spark of Christmas magic this time of year. The annual train excursion offers delights for all ages ...

Classical Ballet of Western New York – The Nutcracker!

Sat, Dec 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm +more dates

$25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Join us for Classical Ballet of Western New York presents The Nutcracker! Enjoy this holiday tradition! Tickets : $25 for adults, $25 for seniors and ...

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie

Sat, Dec 11
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm +more dates

$65

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

Get into the holiday spirit with us! Learn how to create a festive Christmas Wreath decorated with Charcuterie. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece ...

Bobby Militello Quartet at The Hawk

Sat, Dec 11
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15.00

Diamond Hawk Golf Course & Pub "The Hawk"
255 Sonwil Dr. Cheektowaga, New York 14225

Cheektowaga and East

The Bobby Militello Quartet: Bobby Militello, Bobby Jones, Paul Laduca and John Bacon Jr. Join us for a night of great Jazz with the legendary Bobby ...

Hot Chocolate Hike

Sat, Dec 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$7

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Stretch your legs with a guided wintry nighttime walk and warm up indoors afterwards with delicious hot chocolate, marshmallows, peppermints and more. Ages: All ...

The Castle by Candlelight

Sat, Dec 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$25

Old Fort Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza Niagara County, 14174-1003

Other

Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Special activities kick off on Saturday evenings, December 11 and 18 from ...

Buffalo Sabres vs. Washington Capitals

Sat, Dec 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$36

Buffalo Sabres @ Key Bank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

sports ...

JJ Pol Ton Accordion Duo

Sat, Dec 11
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15

PAUSA Art House
19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, USA Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

It all started with a simple trip between strangers to an accordion expo in Batavia, NY in 2008   JJ Pol Ton Accordion duo is not the first time ...

Chee & Tsuruda

Sat, Dec 11
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

18+ Govt issued photo ID required ...

The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program

Sat, Dec 11
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$69

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

This year’s holiday concert brings back the incredibly talented Lindsey Stirling by popular demand. Lindsey’s holiday concerts sell out all over the ...

Christmas At Westminster 2021

Sun, Dec 12
10:30 am - 12:00 pm +more dates

Free

Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Ave Buffalo, 14209

Buffalo

Westminster Presbyterian Church invites you to join in preparing for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. All worship services and concerts are free and ...

Holiday Open House & Breakfast with St. Nick

Sun, Dec 12
11:00 am - 3:00 pm +more dates

Free

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Join us at GCV&M on Sunday, December 5, 12, and 19, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to celebrate the season with a magical medley of holiday happenings!  Bring ...

Buffalo Bills Party on Chandler Street!

Sun, Dec 12
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery (Chandler)
166 Chandler St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Our giant taproom on Chandler Street is perfect for watching our beloved Bills dominate the entire league this season! All TVs streaming Buffalo with ...

Holiday Singalong with The BPO Chorus

Sun, Dec 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Join us for a FREE afternoon of holiday cheer! Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Music Director, Adam Luebke, Accompanist, Abigail Rockwood, and members of ...

Jingle Bell Jam

Sun, Dec 12
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm +more dates

$5

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

Jaman E. Dunn, conductor A family tradition of festive frivolity including a narrated ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ ballet dancers, Santa ...

“Snow” Roll at Caribbean Experience

Sun, Dec 12
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Caribbean Experience
2897 Bailey Ave Buffalo, 14215

North Buffalo

Kicking off our expanded *Snow* Roll season of wintertime free and inclusive community bike rides - now weekly through February! - by returning to Caribbean ...

Make Your Own 16″ Holiday Wreath

Sun, Dec 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$50

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Create your own holiday masterpiece with us while enjoying time with friends and/or family! We will provide you with a kit which includes fresh cut greens, ...

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Sun, Dec 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$32.50

The Rapids Theater
1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, 14305

Niagara County

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY – 30th Anniversary Tour Formed in 1991 in Cleveland and winners of a Grammy Award, 2 American Music Awards and a Soul Train ...

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Explore The Local Exhibits

Buffalo In Space Exhibit

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

$16

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Neighbors: The People of Erie County

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

THE SPIRIT OF THE CITY

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum Resource Center
459 Forest Ave Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Bug Works

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

$13

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explorations

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

$13

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explore YOU

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

In Motion

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Our Marvelous Earth

Wed, Dec 8
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

 

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