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Santa Land at Chestnut Ridge Park!

Santa Land will be held at Chestnut Ridge Park. This will once again be a Toys for Tots drop off location! This free, family event includes face painting, marshmallow roasting, wood cutting, arts and crafts and hay rides to see the big guy himself! Get there early so you don't miss out! Food and beverage will also be made available to purchase. If you need special accommodations, please call 858-6215.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
11 am - 3:30 pm
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Organization:

Chestnut Ridge Park

Location:

6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-662-3290

Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit at the Botanical Garden

Be filled with the wonders of the holidays with fun twists of different colors and varieties of poinsettias. Be amazed by magentas, lime greens, and apricots with small pockets of traditional color accented throughout by silver and white foliage! As you walk through the beautiful poinsettias, you will also be able to enjoy a festive model train exhibit. The Garden Railway display, that is made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, complements the surrounding poinsettias.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/09/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Science Museum Camera Club Exhibit at the Botanical Garden

Buffalo Visionaries - from Camera to Paper - Located in our Archangel Gallery, see Fine Art Photographs taken at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens and WNY - The images present the photographers’ visions of Buffalo, it’s local area and the Botanical Gardens. This exhibition features works by 30 members of the Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club. The Science Museum Camera Club is a community of practice that has been meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science since 1939. As a community, all levels of experience are welcome. We believe that by sharing our knowledge, experience and friendship we can grow in our abilities as photographers while having fun doing so.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/09/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Aquarium Day Camp: Art Splash! (registration available November 27)

Spend the day with us and immerse yourself in fun! Our camps are jam-packed with opportunities to learn more about our world and the animals we share it with. Discover how marine life has inspired artists for centuries! Create your own aquatic art, and learn some of the science that goes along with the creation of these various art forms: gyotaku, bubble painting, and more. We will also spend time watching the aquarium animals to inspire your own masterpieces!
Dates: 
12/30/2019
9 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Aquarium of Niagara

Location:

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
United States

Phone:

716-285-3575

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.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/13/2019
Fridays: 5 - 8 pm; Saturdays: 11 am - 7 pm; Sundays: 12 - 4 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

716-614-6222

Upper School See Us In Action at Nichols School

"See Us in Action" events take place during the school day. This parent only event includes class visits, a campus tour, and a Q&A session with current students. Registration is required.
Dates: 
12/10/2019
8 -10 am
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Organization:

Nichols School

Location:

1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY, 14216
United States

Phone:

716.332.6300

Visit Santa Claus at Adventure Landing

Skip the mall and come to Adventure Landing where your kids can visit Santa Claus! Pictures with the big guy start at just $10.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/14/2019
12 - 6 pm
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Location:

2400 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda , NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

(716) 832-6248

Breakfast With Santa at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village presents Breakfast With Santa Sunday, December 15th 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Get Tickets Now Breakfast With Santa Santa Claus is coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village December 15th! Families are invited to join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their cheerful elves for a pancake breakfast in our Ballroom. Throughout the morning feast, children are also invited to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him just what they’d like for Christmas this year!
Dates: 
12/15/2019
9:30 am and 12 pm
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Location:

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY, 14228
United States

Phone:

716-689-1440

Knitting Club at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity. Our group is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 773-7124, or visit the library.
Dates: 
12/09/2019
12/23/2019
1:30 - 4 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

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. Journey on the Railroad to the North Pole to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elfs and Santa's magic Reindeer. Many Activities and goodies for children! Hot Dogs, Cookies and Cocoa available. Reserve now!
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/13/2019
several times each day
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Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100

Visit Santa at the Broadway Market

Santa loves the Broadway Market as much as we do! Dress up your kids and bring them over for the chance to visit with Santa and get a picture taken with him for just $5! He'll be here starting at 11 am every Saturday in December.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/14/2019
12/21/2019
11 am - 3 pm
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Organization:

Broadway Market

Location:

999 Broadway
Buffalo, NY, 14212
United States

Phone:

716.893.0705

Family Yoga at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Join us for this second Saturdays yoga session for children ages 4-12 & an adult caregiver! Yoga class led by Donna Baia of Kidding Around Yoga. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. No prior yoga experience is needed. Registration and parent participation are required. Please call 773-7124 to register.
Dates: 
12/14/2019
2 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

Zoolights at the Buffalo Zoo

Welcome to a new Western New York holiday tradition — Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo! Enjoy the Zoo after hours and enjoy dazzling light displays, holiday music, and live performances, warm winter treats and a visit with Santa!
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/13/2019
5:30 - 8:30 pm
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Organization:

The Buffalo Zoo

Location:

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo , NY, 14214
United States

Phone:

716-995-6129

Breakfast with Santa and the Animals at the Buffalo Zoo

Treat your family to a beloved holiday tradition with Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo. Merrily start your day with a breakfast buffet, enjoy arts and crafts and a visit and special gift from Santa Claus. After breakfast, stroll the grounds, see our beautiful holiday decorations and say “Happy Holidays” to your favorite animals on exhibit. Space is limited, so make your reservation today.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/08/2019
12/14/2019
9 am - 1 pm
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Organization:

The Buffalo Zoo

Location:

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo , NY, 14214
United States

Phone:

716-995-6129

Santa's Christmas Cottage in Lockport

The Christmas Cottage offers kids a place to share Holiday wishes, drop off a letter in the North Pole Mailbox and visit with the Head Elf. Having the Christmas Cottage gives the community a specific place to host Santa and start a tradition that can last for many years. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like, there is a beautiful Christmas setting with Santa’s sleigh filled with with his giant red toy bag, a fireplace, a Christmas train chugging around the Cottage, Holiday greenery, lights, music, giant Candy Canes and many classic Christmas decorations. Santa’s reindeer & bells will be on display as well as some WNY Christmas history about the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School started in 1937.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/10/2019
12/12/2019
Tuesday/Thursday: 5 - 8 pm; Saturdays: 12 - 3 pm
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Location:

Day Road Park
Corner of Day Road and East High Street
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

716.439.9520

Middle School See Us In Action at Nichols School

"See Us in Action" events take place during the school day. This parent only event includes class visits, a campus tour, and a Q&A session with current students. Registration is required.
Dates: 
12/12/2019
8 -10 am
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Organization:

Nichols School

Location:

1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY, 14216
United States

Phone:

716.332.6300

The Castle by Candlelight

New this year! Buy your tickets in advance to Castle by Candlelight and save $10 off the price at the door! Follow a guided tour of Old Fort Niagara's 1726 French Castle decorated for the season by the Youngstown Garden Club and lit entirely by candles. Meet historical characters and witness the firing of the grand feu de joie. This seasonal, historically-authentic experience will put you in the holiday spirit! This is a fund raiser to benefit educational programming.
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/14/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organization:

Old Fort Niagara

Location:

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

Phone:

716-745-7611

Santa on the Carrousel

Join us for our annual Santa on the Carrousel event! Santa rides the carrousel and visits with each child who visits the museum. The event is complete with festive crafts, hot chocolate and treats, special holiday entertainment. Some of Santa's friends will be making appearances at 12:30 pm each week!
Dates: 
12/07/2019
12/14/2019
12/21/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Location:

180 Thompson St
North Tonawanda , NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-693-1885

Jim Brickman: A Christmas Celebration

Jim Brickman returns to North Tonawanda this Christmas to wow the crowd with his uplifting, family-friendly, holiday concert tradition on December 18,2019. "Jim Brickman A Christmas Celebration" LIVE, one night only at the Riviera Theatre!
Dates: 
12/18/2019
7:30 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413