Get ready for the holidays by visiting one of the area’s light shows or décor events. While the kids are off, take them to the Carrousel Museum before they can say, “I’m bored!” There’s always plenty to do in Buffalo – get weekly updates from the Buffalo Event Examiner.
Niagara Power Vista Festival of Trees – now through January 2nd at the Niagara Power Plant Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd. (Rt. 104) in Lewiston. Check out beautifully decorated trees and visit the nearby Niagara Discovery Center during the annual event. Find out more at the Power Vista website.
Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights – now through January 4th at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 1023 Swann Rd. in Youngstown. The lights will be on display nightly from 5 to 9 p.m., and the Shrine will be open daily with free admission from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check out the festival from the top of the Basilica and see 75 displays and 15 acres of Christmas lights, and view the Avenue of Saints. Fatima Shrine will host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses; Christmas Eve masses are scheduled for 4 p.m. and midnight, while Christmas Day masses are a 9 a.m. and noon. Find out more at www.fatimashrine.com.
Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights – now through January 12th at numerous attractions in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The festival features more than 120 light displays along Niagara Parkway, turning the Niagara Parks into a Winter Wonderland. There will be a number of spectacular fireworks shows during the course of the festival – click here for dates and times. For more information on the festival, visit www.wfol.com.
Cool Crafts for Cold Days – Friday, December 26th through Tuesday, December 30th from noon to 4 p.m. at the Herschell Carrousel Museum, 180 Thompson St. in North Tonawanda. Take the kids to the Carrousel Factory for the final rides of 2014 plus winter-themed crafts. Get more information at carrouselmuseum.org.
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