Celebrate Christmas in the WNY area, then head downtown to check out First Night Buffalo New Year’s Eve festivities. There’s always plenty to do in Buffalo and Western New York – get weekly updates from the Buffalo Events Examiner.
Victorian Christmas – Friday, December 5th through Saturday, December 13th at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. Daily display hours from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event will feature fashion show luncheons, wine and food pairings and more. Get more information at www.trsite.org.
Christmas at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure – Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th at the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd. in Varysburg. Events features breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), winter sleigh rides ($10), Santa’s Workshop and more. Admission is $14 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3. Find out more about the park and the event at www.hiddenvalleyanimaladventure.com.
Breakfast with Santa – Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th and December 20th and 21st at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo. Santa and his elves will visit kids for two seatings, 9 and 11 a.m., each day; featuring a breakfast buffet from CJ’s Catering. Pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children (members receive $3 discount per ticket); visit www.buffalozoo.org for tickets and more information or call 1-800-838-3006.
First Night Buffalo – Wednesday, December 31st from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. For the 26th year, Buffalo’s biggest drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration will feature family activities throughout the evening. Ticket information will be announced soon – find out more about First Night at www.firstnightbuffalo.org.
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