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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: 
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
11/29/2019
several times each day
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Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE on December 3, 2019! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!
Dates: 
12/03/2019
7:00 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413

The Grass Roots

In the entire history of rock and roll, only 9 bands have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. The band charted 29 singles, 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. For almost 50 years they have been one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations across the country with over 20 million records sold worldwide. Hits include “Midnight Confessions”, “Temptation Eyes”, “I’d Wait a Million Years”, “Live for Today”, “Sooner or Later” and dozens more. Catch them Live on December 7, 2019, 7:30 pm, at Riviera Theatre!
Dates: 
12/07/2019
7:30 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413

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: 
11/29/2019
11/30/2019
12/01/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

7168271584

Bless the Rains

Produced by #1 Billboard Artist/Producer Gabriel Bello, after the success of his internationally touring Tribute show to Stevie Wonder, Natural Wonder, “Bless the Rains” brings the magic of Toto to audiences everywhere that can’t get enough of their mega worldwide hits like “Rosanna” “I Won’t Hold You Back” & “Africa” along with some deep cuts that the true fans will fawn over. When people hear this band they will be mesmerized, shout, dance, cry & Bless The Rains. Come and witness the show on December 6, 2019, 8 pm, at the Riviera Theatre!
Dates: 
12/06/2019
8:00 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413

Free Thanksgiving Day Class at Rising Sun Yoga

This is a free class presented to you by the staff of Rising Sun Yoga as a thank you to all the students who come to our studio. We are extremely grateful for our community and show it each year with this expression of thanks. This is a mixed level class. Please, you must pre-register at the studio or by calling 632.5802.
Dates: 
11/28/2019
9 - 10:15 am
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Organization:

Rising Sun Yoga

Location:

5225 Sherdian Dr (at Evans St) Georgetown Square/ Behind the Gazebo
Williamsville, NY, 14221
United States

Phone:

632.5802

124th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot

Since 1896 runners have competed in the cross country race that has become today’s Turkey Trot. The race attracts serious runners, amateurs, and team competitors alike. The Turkey Trot is an 8k footrace which begins on Delaware Avenue, and continues into downtown Buffalo. Please join us in this amazing tradition, and see the links below for more information on the run and its impact. An annual Thanksgiving tradition, the YMCA Turkey Trot helps support kids and families across Western New York. Proceeds from the Turkey Trot help make YMCA programs and services accessible to people in our community who would otherwise not be able to afford the full costs.
Dates: 
11/28/2019
9 am start time
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Organization:

YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Location:

301 Cayuga Rd. Suite 100
Buffalo, NY, 14225
United States

Phone:

(716) 565-6000

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: 
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
11/30/2019
12 - 6 pm
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Location:

2400 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda , NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

(716) 832-6248

Quilts and the Underground Railroad at the Grand Island Memorial Library

For years, it has been believed that women and men used quilts as signals to help men, women and children escape slavery using the Underground Railroad. What were those signals? What did thy mean? Is there truth to the signals or is it a fallacy that has been repeated for generations? Learn what the quilt blocks were, what they signified and the story that goes along with it. Presented by Theresa Wiater, experienced quilter; retired teacher, Clarence Center Elementary School.
Dates: 
11/21/2019
6 - 7:30 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

Sunday Morning Hike at Isle View Park

Join a Park Ranger on Sunday mornings for guided vigorous hike through one of our many parks. Each week we will visit a different County Park to explore the trails and see what we can find. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water. Meet near the boat launch.
Dates: 
11/24/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Isle View Park

Location:

796 Niagara St
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

(716) 858-8355

Polar Express Train Rides

On the Polar Express, children experience the magic of the classic Christmas movie (based on the book) during a one-hour train ride. Aboard the train, songs from the movie play over the sound system. Just like the movie, entertainers dressed as chefs move through the train cars, delivering cookies and hot chocolate to the passengers. The ride even includes story time –narrated by Liam Neeson. Thirty minutes into the ride, the Polar Express stops at the North Pole to pick up Santa himself! Santa rides back to Medina with everyone, handing out bells to all the children.
Dates: 
11/30/2019
12/01/2019
12/07/2019
several scheduled departures daily
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Location:

530 West Avenue
Medina, NY, 14103
United States

Phone:

716-948-0505

Tales for Tails at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Share a story with a therapy dog from the SPCA's PAWS for Love Program. Register for a 15-minute reading session. All dogs are behavior tested and therapy certified. Family program - all ages. Please call 773-7124 for more information or to register for your session.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
1 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

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: 
11/29/2019
11/30/2019
12/01/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

7168271584

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: 
11/19/2019
8 -10 am
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Organization:

Nichols School

Location:

1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY, 14216
United States

Phone:

716.332.6300

Children’s Painting and Drawing at Locust Street Art

No matter what your child’s skill level or artistic aspirations might be, they’ll fit right in at Locust Street Art. Your child will be free to create whatever they like, with our skilled instructor serving as a mentor and a guide every step of the way. We believe that when children are free to follow their creativity, amazing things happen. Bringing their own ideas to life, at their own pace, can help build confidence and critical thinking skills, as well as lead to wonderful works of art. No matter if your child is a budding professional artist or if they just need a positive space to go to after school, Locust Street Art has something to offer everyone who comes through our doors.
Dates: 
11/19/2019
11/23/2019
11/26/2019
Tuesday 3-6 pm; Saturday 1-3 pm
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Location:

138 Locust St.
Buffalo , NY, 14204
United States

Phone:

716-852-4562

Computer Coding for Kids

Visit us for a free 30 minute trial session and be entered to win your very own Coder Miip at the end of your session. See for yourself how fun and engaging the world of computer coding can be.
Dates: 
11/21/2019
11/23/2019
11/30/2019
Thrusdays from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturdays from 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM
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Organization:

CodeAbility of WNY

Location:

5020 Armor Duells Rd. Ste. 3
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-926-9101

The Oakridge Boys: Down Home Christmas

For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members the Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs makes up the set list. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved “rocking chair” segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas. Every time The Oak Ridge Boys step before an audience, they bring to the audience over four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition. They have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Celebrate their music on December 5, 2019, 7:30 pm at the Riviera Theatre!
Dates: 
12/05/2019
7:30 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413

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: 
11/22/2019
8 -10 am
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Organization:

Nichols School

Location:

1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY, 14216
United States

Phone:

716.332.6300

Aquarium Day Camp: Jr. Vet Sharks (registration available October 11)

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. Imagine caring for an animal that is known for their predatory bite. That’s exactly what veterinarians do when treating sharks! We will explore how to keep these top predators healthy by observing feedings, through hands-on activities with teeth and jaws, and meeting a new generation of shark. You will find out that one of the fiercest of creatures requires careful attention.
Dates: 
11/27/2019
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