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Master Guide to December Holiday Fun in Buffalo & Erie County, NY


As soon as the cold weather arrives, our thoughts naturally turn to the holiday season! We prepare for it for weeks if not months. Here is your master guide to the holidays!

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Yuletide in the Country

Tour at Genesee Country Village

Mumford, NY

Fri/Sat/Sun Dec 2-18, 2016


Yuletide in the Country at GCVM - Click hereNothing conjures the holiday spirit like a trip back in time for a glimpse of holiday traditions of old! The historic village will be aglow with festively decorated homes for its traditional Yuletide in the Country the first three weekends in December. Enjoy reenactments of Yuletides past in each of the buildings featured on the tour, and much more.

XmasTreeCuttingSm.jpgChristmas Tree Farms

Do you cut your own Christmas tree? Here's our big list of farms where you can cut your own Christmas tree in greater Buffalo.


FREE holiday events in greater Buffalo

You think you can't get anything free anymore? Nonsense! Here are a bunch of free holiday events coming up in greater Buffalo.



Hanukkah begins in the evening of December 6, 2015, and ends on the evening of December 14, 2015. Click here for upcoming Chanukah activities!


Lightbulb Day

Lightbulb Day is celebrated on the Winter Solstice, on or about December 21. Click here to find out what it is!



Kwanzaa is celebrated December 26-January 1 each year. Click here for upcoming Kwanzaa activities!



We have subdivided this list into categories below, but to see one easy list of ALL upcoming Christmas activities, click here!


Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa

There are lots of Breakfasts with Santa (and sometimes, Breakfast with the Grinch!). Get your tickets early, because these tend to sell out. Click here for Holiday Breakfasts.


New Year's Eve Activities

Click here for KidsOutAndAbout's list of family-friendly New Year's activities in the Buffalo area


Holiday concerts, shows, and other performances

There are lots of special concerts and shows... and some of them are free! Click here for the entire Holiday Performance list.





The Nutcracker

The Messiah

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And now for a list of all December Holiday events: