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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

9060 Main Street
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States

Phone:

716-204-8417
Time: 
9:30 – noon or 12:30 – 3 pm

Break Camp at Monkey See Monkey Do

Our popular camps each feature: Critical Thinking and Logic, Interactive story-readings, read-alouds, and literacy circles; ELA, Math and Art activities; Imaginative play and games. All campers must be potty trained and able to independently use the rest room. Small Size Guarantee: MAX 12 AM campers; 15 PM campers per camp. Free supervised Lunch Bunch for full day campers, or $5. Bring a bag lunch, camp for the day. $25/camp. 20% sibling discount when attending the same camp/s.
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Organization:

The Buffalo Zoo

Location:

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo , NY, 14214
United States

Phone:

7168373900
Time: 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Buffalo Zoo Winter Camp

Are you looking for a place where your child(ren) can have loads of fun over their holiday break? Why not bring them to Winter Camp Workshops at the Buffalo Zoo! Morning and afternoon workshops allow great family flexibility; sign up for one half-day session, a full day or all eight workshops.
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Dates: 
12/17/2017

Location:

332 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

716-282-5154.
Time: 
11:30 am

Winter Wonder Photography Walk at Niagara Falls State Park

Winter at Niagara Falls can provide some breathtaking photo opportunities. Join a park naturalist for a winter photography walk. Remember to bring your camera or phone! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Location:

9630 Transit Road Suite 100
East Amherst, NY, 14051
United States

Phone:

716.689.6151
Time: 
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Ninja Warrior Kid's Camp

Instead of having your ninja warriors turn your living room into a chaotic, dangerous, obstacle course this holiday season, let them learn safe movement through obstacles at the Rolly Pollies Ninja Warrior Camp!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY, 14201
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000
Time: 
varies, see below

John Morris Russell's Holiday Pops with the BPO!

Join “Mr. Christmas” for Buffalo’s can’t-miss family tradition! From the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus to an audience sing along, we have all your holiday favorites and a few surprises.
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The event has already taken a place at this date: 
12/10/2017

Location:

3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY, 14201
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000
Time: 
performance: 2:30 pm; Fun begins at 1:30 pm

Buffalo Philharmonic Family Series Presents the Jingle Bell Jam!!

Holiday favorites, Santa, and activities in the true spirit of the season make this a wonderful family tradition! Enjoy music from "The Polar Express" and other wintry tunes, sing along with the BPO to some of your favorite carols and join the musical jam with jingle bells.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Organization:

Old Fort Niagara

Location:

Fort Niagara State Park P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States

Phone:

716-745-7611
Time: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Castle by Candlelight at Old Fort Niagara

Visit Old Fort Niagara decorated for Christmas and lit by candles and lanterns! Experience a feu de joie (firing of joy), historic characters, demonstrations, stories, and watch the preparation of a traditional holiday feast!
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Dates: 
12/13/2017
12/14/2017
12/15/2017

Location:

646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
United States

Phone:

716-847-1410
Time: 
Various

The Lion King at Shea's

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Western New York's best-loved musical returns to Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
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Dates: 
12/17/2017

Organization:

Hotel Henry

Location:

444 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14213
United States

Phone:

716.882.1970
Time: 
varies,see website

100 Acres Holiday Brunch and Public Market at Hotel Henry

Join Hotel Henry and 100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry in celebration of the Holidays! For four weeks leading up and into the holiday season, Hotel Henry will be hosting a variety of different vendors each week for a Holiday Market! Secure your holiday shopping all in one place with prepared or packaged foods, art, small housewares, decor, flowers, clothing, jewelry, and more. Additional family-friendly events will change weekly, including cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and more!
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

10296 State Rd, Rt 240
Glenwood, NY, 14069
United States

Phone:

716-592-4963
Time: 
9:00-12:00

Kissing Bridge Christmas Camp

This is the perfect opportunity to discover our Children’s Programs or for out of town guests to ski or ride with cousins or friends over the Christmas Holiday! Explore our hills and develop skills and tactics while skiing or riding with our energized coaches and meeting new friends!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY, 14075
United States

Phone:

716-649-3900 extension 6260
Time: 
5 - 9 pm; Buildings open until 10

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Providing some of the most beautiful holiday photo opportunities in the area, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights invites visitors to wander through Christmas Tree Forest where a hundred trees are illuminated in thousands of twinkling lights.
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Dates: 
12/21/2017

Location:

550 Main Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

Phone:

716-652-4440
Time: 
6:30 pm

Holiday Bell Chime at Aurora Town Public Library

Crafters ages 8-14 are invited to make a Holiday Bell Chime at the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main Street, East Aurora.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Organization:

Fredonia Opera House

Location:

9 Church Street
Fredonia, NY, 14063
United States

Phone:

716-679-0891
Time: 
7:30 pm

Christmas on the Great White Way at the Fredonia Opera House!

This special musical revue features a variety of well-known holiday songs (and maybe some that are not so well-known) from Broadway musicals.
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Dates: 
01/08/2018
01/11/2018
01/15/2018

Location:

9060 Main Street
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States

Phone:

716-204-8417
Time: 
Varies

Monkey See Monkey Do Winter 2018 Pre-K Enrichment

Busy Monkeys - Mondays or Thursdays: 9:30–10:15am. Ages 2-4. $79/10-week session. ABC*123*Color Me Monkey - Mondays or Thursdays: 10:30-11:30 am. Ages 3 and up. $79/10-week session.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Location:

Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center
1378 NY-30
North Blenheim, NY, 12131
United States

Phone:

1-800-724-0309
Time: 
1 pm - 3 pm

Holiday Movie

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy a free holiday movie at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center! Free popcorn and refreshments for the entire family! Please call 1-800-724-0309 for further details.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017

Location:

Rockwell Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
United States

Phone:

716-878-3032
Time: 
8 pm

Norman Brown's Joyous Christmas at Rockwell Hall!

GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown, for almost two decades, has been an engaging composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz. For this special holiday concert, he will be joined by R&B and standards singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows, a staple of contemporary jazz.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

The Buffalo Zoo

Location:

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo , NY, 14214
United States

Phone:

716-995-6129
Time: 
There will be two seatings each day: 9 and 11 am

Breakfast with Santa and the Animals at the Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate the Holiday spirit with Santa and the Zoo animals. There will be two seatings each day at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Ticket prices for non-members are $17 for adults and $14 for children. Members receive a $5 discount per tickets. Children 23 months and under are free.
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
United States

Phone:

(716) 896-5200
Time: 
9am to 4pm

Buffalo Museum of Science Discovery Winter Break Camps

Take a trip around the world and experience winter holidays from across the globe. Explore the Artifact Science Studio and learn about customs and traditions from India, Russia, Ukraine, Norway and more! Our school break Discovery Camps offer quality counselors, a variety of educational themes and most of all - fun! CAMP HOURS: All camps run 9am to 4pm REGISTRATION: Register online or call 716.896.5200 x306; Registration required at least 1 weeks to camp start date. A camp medical form will be sent prior to the start of camp. It must be filled out and returned with a current immunization record to Mollie Wincott by emailing mwincott@sciencebuff.org, by faxing 716.895.8739, or by mail. BMS MEMBERS: BMS Members save 10% discount. LATE PICK-UP: 4:30-5:30pm; $8 per 30 minutes per day (must be arranged at time of booking).
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

716-614-6222
Time: 
Fridays 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturdays 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sundays 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gingerbread Wonderland at the Niagara Falls Culinary Instute

Visit with Santa Claus inside the Culinary Institute’s life size gingerbread house and take part in activities – cookie decorating for children, holiday crafts, letters to Santa, story reading, chef demos and more. In addition, there will be live entertainment, face painting, music, and magicians and everywhere you look – it will be decorated for the holiday season! Bring the kids (young and old alike!), the camera and don’t miss this unique holiday activity.
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Dates: 
12/22/2017
12/23/2017
12/26/2017

Location:

One Museum Way
Corning, NY, 14830
United States

Phone:

800-732-6845
Time: 
Varies

Holiday Break Activities at the Corning Museum of Glass

Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot Glass Demonstration, and submit your drawing to You Design It; We Make It for a chance to have your design made by one of our gaffers (included in Museum admission). Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours (fee) and make a glass ornament or snowman. Please note that the Museum is closed December 24 and 25, and January 1.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Location:

332 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

716-282-5154.
Time: 
10 am - 1 pm

Jingle Falls: Light Up the Holidays Hike at Niagara Falls State Park

Join the fun with a hike that will charge you up as we explore the history of power and the works of the amazing Nikola Tesla, who harnessed alternating current right here at Niagara Falls. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.
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Dates: 
12/11/2017
12/12/2017
12/13/2017

Location:

1023 Swann Rd.
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States

Phone:

716-754-7489
Time: 
5 - 9 pm

Our Lady of Fatima Festival of Lights

Climb to the top of the Basilica where you can have an angel's view of 15 acres of spectacular Christmas lights at Our Lady of Fatima's Festival of Lights in Lewiston. Free Admission!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
12/23/2017

Organization:

Canalside Buffalo

Location:

44 Prime St.
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

716.574.1537
Time: 
varies, see below

Santa at Canalside!

Ho Ho Ho! Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be visiting Canalside to meet with all the good little girls and boys on weekends throughout the month of December!
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Dates: 
12/11/2017

Organization:

The Buffalo Zoo

Location:

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo , NY, 14214
United States

Phone:

716-995-6129
Time: 
all day

Registration is OPEN For Life Science Career Lab at the Buffalo Zoo

In January of 2018, the Buffalo Zoo is pleased to offer our Life Science Career Lab program, an eight-week, career-based educational program for teens ages 14-18 who have limited opportunities to gain exposure to life science careers. This program provides: In-depth hands-on experiences in 6 different life science careers, Career-related activities, Talks with professionals from the field, Group project work, Working with a life science mentor, The opportunity to showcase final projects to friends, family, and the zoo community , A $250 gift card awarded to those who complete the program.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Location:

101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

(716) 278-2100
Time: 
varies

Jingle Falls USA on Old Falls Street!

Bring your family to Old Falls Street for some spectacular Holiday fun! Meet sled dogs, take a free horse and carriage ride, enjoy holiday lights, make crafts, listen to music, sing carols and SEE SANTA! Many activities and events rotate during the 3 days of fun so make sure to check out the complete schedule!
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
Time: 
8am-6pm

Location:

Benderson Family Building
2640 N. Forest Rd
Getzville, NY, 14068
United States

Phone:

716-886-3145

Winter Recess Vacation Camp Getzville

When schools are closed, camp is in session. Days include a field trip or special visitor, & some popular Camp Centerland activities such as sport, arts & crafts, climbing,science, & more.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/22/2017
12/23/2017

Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100
Time: 
varies

North Pole Express Train at the Arcade and Attica RR!

Enjoy the countryside as you travel through Western New York farmlands that have remained untouched since the late 1860's. Sing Christmas carols on your way to the North Pole. Bring your letter for Santa and visit with the elves and jolly St. Nick himself at Santa's Workshop! Don't forget to wear your PJs! Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and "Curriers" Elf Cookies are available for purchase.
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