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Ultimate Guide to Every Holiday Event in Buffalo & WNY 2021

City Guide, Event, Things to Do

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 16, 2021
Santa Train Ride – Photo courtesy of Arcade and Attica Railroad

Looking for a long list of upcoming holiday-themed events and activities to get you in the ultimate holiday spirit? You’ve come to the right place! From Christmas concerts and breakfast(s) with Santa to traditional holiday shows, movie showings, holiday markets, Santa-themed train rides, and much more, there’s more to do here than any one person could ever handle. Happy Holidays, Buffalo!

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21 Days of Christmas Virtual Auction

Thu, Dec 2
All Day +more dates

$5

Other

Back by popular demand! Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Our 21 Days of Christmas Virtual Auction allows everyone to join in on the fun! We ...

Operation Toy Soldier

Thu, Dec 2
All Day +more dates

Free

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home – Hamburg
4199 Lake Shore Road Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. started Operation Toy Soldier in the WNY area 4 years ago as part of the Veterans Funeral Care National Network. After ...

Home for the Holidays Tours

Thu, Dec 2
All Day +more dates

$10

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Thanks to our long-time partnership with the 8th District Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, the mansion will once again be decorated for the holidays. This ...

Larkin Holiday Market

Thu, Dec 2
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free


726 Exchange St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Shop from an array of local vendors in the Larkin at Exchange Building Lobby. 726 Exchange Street, Buffalo. Free parking in the Visitors Lot on Exchange ...

Queen City Pop Up – Holiday Market

Thu, Dec 2
11:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Fountain Plaza
2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY

Other

Downtown’s first pop up retail initiative is back! This year’s Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition will take place in a new venue, ...

2021 Annual Holiday Exhibition

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

Free

River Art Gallery & Gifts
83 Webster St North Tonawanda,, NY 14120

Niagara County

River Art Gallery and Gifts is proud to present their 2021 Annual Holiday Exhibition, available for viewing Novembre 20th through December 31st, ...

Holiday Booths Are Now Open at Selfie WRLD Buffalo!

Thu, Dec 2
11:00 am - 7:00 pm +more dates

$12

Selfie WRLD Buffalo
730 Alberta Dr. Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Kick off the Holiday season at Selfie WRLD Buffalo & immerse yourself in the fun & interactive art installations! With over 20+ photo ops including ...

Buffalo Holiday Market

Thu, Dec 2
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Loaded Lumber
223 South Park, Buffalo Buffalo, 14220

South Buffalo

There's nothing in the world quite like the holiday season in Europe. There are wooden chalets in 13th-century towns, snow-capped cathedrals, seasonal ...

Buffalo Holiday Market Week 2

Thu, Dec 2
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Loaded Lumber
223 South Park, Buffalo Buffalo, 14220

South Buffalo

Picture this: Chalets. Mulled Wine. Cookies & SHOPPING! Loaded Lumber Buffalo is EXCITED to ANNOUNCE: THE BUFFALO HOLIDAY MARKET SERIES! Loaded ...

The 12 Days of Victorian Christmas 2021

Thu, Dec 2
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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Magic of Lights

Thu, Dec 2
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$6.99

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 ...

Christmas Market at Hope Rising Together

Thu, Dec 2
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm +more dates

Free

Hope Rising Together / Let Them LOL
5205 Harris Hill Road Wiliamsvile, New York 14221

North Towns

Shop with a purpose! Browse unique handmade gifts, crafts and Sierra Leonean textiles. Every purchase supports education, clean water, agriculture and ...

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Drive Thru

Thu, Dec 2
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

Thu, Dec 2
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 ...

Buffalo Seamery Open House

Thu, Dec 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Seamery
299 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214

North Buffalo

Enjoy an evening of shopping and Christmas music while you indulge in a warm mug of mulled wine, beer, or hot chocolate and cookies. Shop local and cross ...

Holiday Shop & Sip

Thu, Dec 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Fowler’s Chocolates – East Aurora
671 Main St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Bring a friend, bring your spouse, or bring the whole neighborhood! Come join us for hot cocoa and samples while you do your Christmas Shopping. Happening ...

Parkside Holiday Walk

Thu, Dec 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Alice, Ever After Books
295 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Parkside Holiday Walk! Open Houses at The Buffalo Seamery and Alice, Ever After Books, Dinner at Parkside Meadow, events at the Darwin Martin House. ...

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo

Thu, Dec 2
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 ...

Anecdotes & Artifacts Tours | aka, “Stories & Stuff”

Thu, Dec 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

$40

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

These exclusive, small-group, behind-the-scenes tours will be led by the TR Site’s Executive Director and the Curator. Participants will not only see ...

Holiday Workshops at the Martin House

Thu, Dec 2
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

$10

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy. Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Turn up the holiday cheer at our hands-on workshops on Thursdays in December. – December 2: DIY Holiday Arrangement with Arbordale Nurseries, $35 – ...

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Make Your Own 16″ Holiday Wreath

Thu, Dec 2
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, ...

A Christmas Carol at Alleyway Theatre

Fri, Dec 3
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, ...

Hertel Holidays Walk

Fri, Dec 3
All Day +more dates

Free

Hertel Ave.
Delaware to Starin Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

We’re gearing up for another festive year on Hertel Ave! SAVE THE DATE! Friday & Saturday, December 3rd & 4th! ...

RoCo’s 31st Annual Members Exhibition

Fri, Dec 3
All Day +more dates

$2

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave Rochester, New York 14604

Other

Thank you RoCo Members! We have the pleasure of exhibiting a wide array of works by local and national members. Come view this spectacular exhibition and ...

A Soulful Christmas

Fri, Dec 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
511 Michigan Ave Suite 401 Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Join the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor on December 3rd & 4th for A Soulful Christmas! We will have Horse Drawn Wagon Rides ...

Holiday Drop and Shop

Fri, Dec 3
11:00 am - 1:00 pm +more dates

Free

Alice, Ever After Books
295 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

We are partnering with our friends at Little Buffalo. When you drop your child off for one of their Drop and Shop days, show us your receipt and you can ...

The Christkindlmarkt At Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

Fri, Dec 3
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 ...

ornament making workshop

Fri, Dec 3
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$30

Terra Clay Studio
2954 Delaware Ave Kenmore, NEW YORK 14217

North Buffalo

Bring friends and family to make your own Christmas keepsakes along with special memories!  Registration is online at www.terraclaystudio.com/ornament-making. ...

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Fri, Dec 3
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 ...

Santa in the Village

Fri, Dec 3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Kenmore Village Green
2919 Delaware Rd Kenmore, NY 14217

North Buffalo

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join your neighbors to welcome Santa as he arrives to the Village Green. Sponsored by the Village of Kenmore and Town of ...

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Elf in Concert

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$29

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t ...

Scrooge The Musical

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm +more dates

$25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Lockport’s holiday tradition returns to the Palace stage this December! Inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, this upbeat show will have ...

The Barbra & Frank Holiday Show

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand never really worked together, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions. But it’s tantalizing to ...

A VOCÁLIS CHRISTMAS

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$15

Multiple Locations S.S. Peter and Paul Church & Karpeles Manuscript Museum
5480 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221

North Towns

After a pandemic break, a Vocális tradition continues! We cannot wait to return to the glorious acoustics of S.S. Peter and Paul and the Karpeles Manuscript ...

A Christmas Stroll

Sat, Dec 4
All Day

Free

Ellicottville New York (Chamber of Commerce)
9 W. Washington St. Ellicottville, 14731

Southern Tier

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 ...

Holiday Happening At Niagara Wine Trail

Sat, Dec 4
All Day +more dates

$40

Niagara Wine Trail
Niagara Niagara Falls, 14777

Other

We can’t think of a more fun way to get your holiday shopping done! Each single and couple ticket includes one wine journal perfect for logging all ...

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Dec 4
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 ...

Santa’s Wonderland Express Train Ride

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

$32

Arcade & Attica Railroad
278 Main Street Arcade, NY 14009

Wyoming County

The North Pole Express Train Ride this year features six runs daily on our heated, vintage train. You and your family get to enjoy a round-trip train excursion ...

Conifer Wreath

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

$45

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

December 4 – 10:00am-11:30am or 2:00pm-3:30pm Our Conifer Wreath Workshop is quickly becoming a local tradition! Create a fresh, fragrant conifer ...

Town of Amherst Holiday Market Presented By Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Cornerstone Community FCU, having recently celebrated its first physical location in Erie County at 315 Stahl Road in Getzville, is pleased to be the ...

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McKinley Mall Holiday Farmers Market

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Pkwy Blasdell , 14219

South Towns

Mckinley Mall  indoor Holiday Farmers Market and  Craft show. ...

Totally Buffalo 716mas

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

FREE for shoppers!!!!!  Boy are we excited for this!! 716MAS is back at Buffalo Riverworks for a HUGE one-day only shopping event! The ORIGINAL ...

Yuletide in the Country

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

$6

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

South Towns

Shop Local, Shop Small at the 26th Annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market!  Location: Event Center Hours: Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, ...

Santa Express

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 3:00 pm +more dates

$20

Buffalo Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway
4 Scott Street Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Route: Hamburg to South Leg 18 Mile Creek to Hamburg 1 Hour Approximate (7.0 Miles Round Trip) Locomotive Used: Diesel Nov 27 & 28 Dec 4 & ...

Roycroft Campus Holiday Art Show

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

Roycroft Campus
31 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Get in the holiday spirit at a National Historic Landmark in the heart of small-town East Aurora! Our annual Holiday Show is back this year, and will take ...

Holidays at the Lodge

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

Free

Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis St Jamestown, New York 14701

Southern Tier

This December the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will hold its first annual Holidays at the Lodge. Holidays at the Lodge promises to be a beautiful and ...

Queen City Market 2021

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
453 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY

Other

Buy local this holiday season! Established in 2011, The Queen City Market is a one-stop-shopping event showcasing an exceptional mix of artisan ...

Santa Express Train

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

$17

New York & Lake Erie Railroad
50 Commercial St. Gowanda, 14070

South Towns

Join us on a fun and festive Christmas train ride where the kids get to meet Santa! He might even have gifts for all the boys and girls! All trips have ...

Gingerbread Wonderland At Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Sat, Dec 4
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, ...

Spring Lake Winery’s Winter Market

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

$12

Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Celebrate the season at Spring Lake Winery' Second Annual Winter Market. Offering something for the entire family, from shopping, good food and entertainment, ...

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Wreaths at the Barn

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm +more dates

$60

Kin Loch Farmstead
4299, Ridge Road, Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Fran of Heirloom Soul Florals will demonstrate how to use locally-sourced ingredients to create a natural fresh wreath for the holiday season. You will ...

Live Fashion Shows

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 1:30 pm +more dates

$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 Winter Market at Horsefeathers Building

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

Mister Sizzle’s
346 Connecticut Street Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

The Winter Market is a local artisans pop-up market hosted by Mister Sizzles! This event runs every Saturday and Sunday in December (until Christmas) ...

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 2021 Train Excursions

Sat, Dec 4
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 ...

Krampus Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 4
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

The Loft at Thin Man Brewery
166 Chandler Street Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

This market brings together local artists and their work for a one of a kind shopping experience. Each artist offers a unique style and high quality creations, ...

Holiday Vendor Market @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Dec 4
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

After a very successful appearance at our Harvest Celebration, we are inviting several vendors back to FRW to display their gift items in the Barrel Room ...

Decorate a Gingerbread House @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Dec 4
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$25

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The master baker of the Manning Family will guide attendees on how to decorate the perfect gingerbread house.  Must keep these traditions alive!   $25 ...

The Nutcracker

Sat, Dec 4
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$24

University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
103 Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY 14260

Buffalo

The magic of the holiday season begins with the Nutcracker. Come celebrate a very special performance of the holiday classic with the American Academy ...

SantaCon Buffalo

Sat, Dec 4
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$15

Downtown Buffalo
Chippewa Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

SantaCon Buffalo is back! 10th Annual Christmas Bar Crawl After missing last year it’s time for the 10th Annual Event – Make sure you save ...

Another Christmas Surprise

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

$10

Kenan Center Campus
433 Locust St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

This is an original play by E. Lyons that teaches children kindness & honestly with a few laughs along the way! Show opens Saturday, December 4th. Saturday, ...

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Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Presented by ACV Auctions

Sat, Dec 4
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Rotary Rink
20 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Saturday, December 4th, ACV Auctions presents the 2021 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza. This annual event ...

KRAMPUSNACHT

Sat, Dec 4
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Free

Revolution Gallery
Revolution Gallery, 1419, Hertel Avenue, North Park Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

WELCOME TO KRAMPUSNACHT! Presented by Revolution Gallery / The Lounge at Revolution Gallery, Anthony Brown and Cyd Cox, and The Merry Shelley Celebrate ...

The Sweet Whisk Chocolate Experience

Sat, Dec 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

$50

The Sweet Whisk
27 Chandler St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Our chocolate bar making workshop is ideal for excited beginners and any chocolate lover wanting a hands- on introduction into the world of chocolate making! ...

A Christmas Concert Fundraiser

Sat, Dec 4
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10

The Cave
71 Military Rd Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

A Christmas Concert supporting the Black Rock & Riverside Area Food Drive. With Shaky Stage, Flatbed, Randall & The Late Night Scandals, The Steam ...

Jazz At The Taylor: Mark Filsinger Quintet’s Tidings of Comfort and Jazz

Sat, Dec 4
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Kenan Center Campus
433 Locust St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Jazz at the Taylor Presents: Mark Filsinger Quintet’s Tidings of Comfort & Jazz Mark Filsinger Quintet featuring: Mark Filsinger – trumpet Elliot ...

A Motown Christmas

Sat, Dec 4
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$32

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

The Motortown All-Stars are an all-star lineup of world class vocalists drawn from the ranks of the legendary groups that made many of these hits timeless ...

Brunch With Santa At The Tewksbury Lodge

Sun, Dec 5
10:00 am - 2:00 pm +more dates

Free

Tewksbury Lodge
249 Ohio St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Join Santa for brunch at The Tewksbury Lodge on Sunday, December 5th, 12th or 19th with seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM or 2 PM. Reservations are required (716) ...

Holiday Brunch With Santa

Sun, Dec 5
11:00 am - 3:00 pm +more dates

Free

Italian Prime at Salvatore’s
6461 Transit Rd. Buffalo, 14043

Cheektowaga and East

HOLIDAY BRUNCH with Santa @ SALVATORE’S SUNDAYS November 28th & December 5th, 12th and 19th FREE: Children 2 and under are our special guests. Reservations ...

Holiday Open House & Breakfast with St. Nick

Sun, Dec 5
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 ...

Wreaths at the Barn – Day 2

Sun, Dec 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm +more dates

$60

Kin Loch Farmstead
4299, Ridge Road, Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Fran of Heirloom Soul Florals will demonstrate how to use locally-sourced ingredients to create a natural fresh wreath for the holiday season. You will ...

Cody’s Gift Holiday Event Basket Raffle & Mega Raffle

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

Free

Buffalo Barkery
47 Allen Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Cody's Gift is an all volunteer non-profit group that assists in the support of homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups and foster care. YOUR support ...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sun, Dec 5
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Seneca One Tower
1 Seneca St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

JazzBuffalo and Seneca One join together to present this special tribute to legend Vince Guaraldi and his soundtrack to Charles Schulz’s 1965 holiday ...

Handel’s Messiah at St. Mary’s Swormville

Sun, Dec 5
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$25

St. Mary’s Church of Swormville
6919 Transit Rd Swormville, 14051

North Towns

Your Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus return with a favorite annual holiday tradition, our collaborative presentation of ...

Gingerbread Architecture: Family Workshop

Sun, Dec 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$15

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy. Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

We can’t think of a better place to find inspiration for creating your own gingerbread house! Join us for a family-friendly workshop, suitable for ...

Tree of Light

Sun, Dec 5
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy. Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Add a little merry to the holiday season when you join us for Tree of Light! The family-friendly, outdoor event features crafts, holiday treats, and ...

Shakespeare, Dickens & Santa Walk into a Bar – Dinner Theatre

Sun, Dec 5
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$60

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

Cheektowaga and East

Want to ward off the winter blues? Shakespeare in Delaware Park and Diamond Hawk are here to help! Join us for dinner and a show as you watch Charles ...

Christmas party

Sun, Dec 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$60

Providence Social
490 Rhode Island St Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

Includes: Top shelf open bar from 6-9pm, Dinner, awards, prizes and giveaways. You know the deal! Attire: Dress to impress. Cost: $60 per person. RSVP ...

St. Nicholas Celebration

Mon, Dec 6
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle
612 Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

St. Nick Celebration for All Ages. Stop in to pick up a traditional treat from St. Nicholas, and coloring sheets for children. In the Spirit of St. Nicholas, ...

Sleep Tips For All Ages and How To Maintain Schedules Over The Holidays

Tue, Dec 7
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

My Place Buffalo
22 Main Street 3rd Floor Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Spend an hour with Kelli Wixom of Silver Moon Sleep Consulting while she shares her sleep tips for all ages and how to maintain schedules over the holidays. About ...

Lutin Pomme de Pin Ornaments

Wed, Dec 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$38

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Get in the spirit a little differently this year by learning how to create traditional Noel ornaments in this workshop using both and needle felting. Class ...

Bottle Brush Trees with LaCott Fine Art

Wed, Dec 8
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$35

MUSEjar
17 Elm Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Build your own retro-inspired holiday tree village with these vintage-inspired bottle brush trees! Use twine, jute, yarn, and more to create texture, ...

“Shop, Drink & Be Merry” @ The Howling Rooster

Wed, Dec 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

The Howling Rooster
529 Englewood Ave Parker Buffalo, NY 14223

North Towns

"Shop, Drink & Be Merry" Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 6pm - 9pm @ The Howling Rooster Join us as we transform our restaurant into a holiday ...

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Christmas Comes to Town

Thu, Dec 9
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$25

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Christmas is in the air! It’s an evening of Christmas songs, Hits and the flawless vocals of SAL “THE VOICE” VALENTINETTI! Influenced by the classic ...

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 ...

2021 Big I WNY Annual Holiday Luncheon

Fri, Dec 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Saturn Club of Buffalo
977 Delaware Ave Buffalo, 14209

Buffalo

Our annual holiday luncheon celebration is back! ...

Tree of Hope – 2021

Fri, Dec 10
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

Kaminski Park & Gardens at Roswell Park
Elm and Carlton St Buffalo, 14263

Buffalo

Come celebrate the start of the holiday season at this year’s Tree of Hope celebration, Friday, December 10, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Roswell Park’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virtual Wine Tasting: Gift Wines for the Holiday!

Fri, Dec 10
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$85

Winkler and Samuels
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Need help selecting that perfect wine as a gift? Or maybe a wine to bring to a holiday party?! Make sure you're fully stocked for the all of you December ...

Our Famous Holiday Flea Market

Sat, Dec 11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

St Mary of the Lake Hall
4737 Lakeshore Rd near Rogers Rd Hamburg, NY 14075, New York 14075

South Towns

This warm & friendly antiques and collectibles market has been WNY’s favorite for many years Its comfortable & spacious layout makes for a relaxed ...

2021 Starlight Annual Holiday Gift Sale

Sat, Dec 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery
340 Delaware Ave Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Join us for our annual Holiday Gift Sale Saturday, December 11th, 2021 9am-12pm Make your holiday shopping fun and easy by shopping local and supporting ...

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 ...

Bend & Brews Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$15.00

Flying Bison Brewing Co.
840 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210

Buffalo

Bend & Brews Holiday Market. Join Yoga with Amanda at Flying Bison Brewing Co. with DJ Katiebkind for a morning full of yoga, brews & shopping! On ...

Santa’s Helpers Craft and Vendor Fair

Sat, Dec 11
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Polish Falcons Society
445 Columbia Ave Depew, NY 14043

Cheektowaga and East

Come on out to support your LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES. We've lost so many small businesses during the past year because they couldn't weather the storm and ...

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 ...

AVA Collective Holiday Pop-Up

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

Free

Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

We are back at Resurgence Brewing Co. to give y'all another Pop-Up! Join us Saturday, December 11th to shop local! Participating Vendors: ARW Anna ...

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