Kids Activities in the Buffalo New York Area | Kids Out and About Buffalo

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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 4 days of fun so make sure to check out the complete schedule!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
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Location:

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

Phone:

(716) 278-2100

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: 
12/15/2018
12/18/2018
12/20/2018
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

Hawk Creek Wildlife Visits McKinley Mall!

The team from Hawk Creek will be near Lenscrafters with their favorite hawks and owls for you to see in person. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the animals they care for at their facility.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/17/2018
Noon - 5:00 pm
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Organization:

McKinley Mall

Location:

3701 McKinley Pkwy
Buffalo, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 824-0462

Buffalo Bandits vs Toronto Rock

It's game night in Buffalo as the Bandits Lacrosse team hits the field at KeyBank Center in a fast paced, skill-filled battle that will bring your family to its feet!! It'll be a fun knight out they'll never forget (they might even thank you!).
Dates: 
12/21/2018
03/23/2019
7:30 pm
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Location:

KeyBank Center One Seymore H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

716-855-4100

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: 
12/21/2018
Dec 1st at 10 am; Dec 21st: 10, 11, 1:30, 2:30, 6
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Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Keybank Center

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." 2018’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers. As in all previous years, a portion of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, more than $15 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities across North America.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
3 & 7:30 pm
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Organization:

KeyBank Center

Location:

One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 855-4444

KeyBank Holiday Pops with the BPO

This year, John Morris Russell is pulling out all the holiday favorites from his Christmas bag. Mr. Christmas will bring together a magical program featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus as well as local performers to put you in the holiday spirit. You’ll hear it all, from Go Tell it on the Mountain to O Holy Night.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
Thursday/Friday at 10:30 am; Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2:30
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Location:

786 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000

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! The festive atmosphere will include music of fifes and drums, Celtic favorites and tavern songs. Cooks will prepare and discuss traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. A Recollect priest will recite the Christmas story in Latin in the fort’s chapel while fur traders and French soldiers downstairs pass the winter evening in more boisterous pursuits. Homemade soup, hot cocoa and cookies will be for sale onsite at the Trading Post (while supplies last), while musicians provide live holiday music for customers.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
6:30 - 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

Breakfast with Santa at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

Join Santa for breakfast! This annual festive family event includes a light breakfast, reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus, entertainment from The Hill Brothers, a picture on Santa’s lap, and a candy cane. Children two and under free; includes bagels, donut holes, juice milk, hot chocolate, and coffee.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
9 - 11 am
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Location:

Tonawanda Senior Center
291 Ensminger Road
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

(716) 873-5700

A Charlie Brown Christmas at TOY

Make spending a day at TOY your new holiday tradition with this unforgettable classic. Charles Schulz’s animations come to life in a traditional family holiday tale enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. When Charlie Brown complains about overwhelming commercialism during the holiday season, Lucy suggests that he direct the school Christmas pageant. He accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. Don’t miss Charlie Brown and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas. This production sold-out last season, so don’t miss out this season!
Dates: 
12/16/2018
Doors Open 3:00PM | Curtain 4:00PM
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Location:

Theatre of Youth
203 Allen St. The Allendale Theatre
Buffalo , NY, 14201
United States

Phone:

716-884-4400

A Christmas Carol: A Sparkling New Musical! at The Riv

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge, by award-winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H. Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin your holiday festivities. Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect family holiday event.
Dates: 
12/18/2018
7 pm
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Organization:

Riviera Theatre

Location:

67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-692-2413

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. 15 acres of spectacular Festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity. Get an angel's eye view from the top of the dome Basilica. New features annually. Free admission and ample parking. Religious Articles Store open 9am - 9pm. Call for daily Cafeteria schedule and Free Concert Series schedule. Handicap accessible.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
5 - 9 pm
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Location:

1023 Swann Rd.
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States

Phone:

716-754-7489

A Celtic Christmas Concert at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Center

BNHV and the Buffalo Niagara Scotia Society Pipes & Drums invite you to join us in celebrating the Holiday season with our first ever Celtic Christmas Concert! Music by Step in Time and Buffalo Niagara Scotia Society Pipes & Drums, Snacks, Desserts, Coffee, Tea and Pop included, Cash bar with Beer and Wine available, Basket Raffle.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
6 - 11 pm
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Location:

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY, 14228
United States

Phone:

716-689-1440

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

The Largest Holiday Festival in WNY! Guests are treated to a drive through of all LED light displays provided by North Pole Productions! Park the car and let the holiday magic begin… Stroll the illuminated street and explore each of the buildings for unique holiday activities, shows, and more. Grab a seat for the return of Kandy Kane and the ever popular Holiday Magic Show! Climb aboard the trackless train and take a short ride through the Festival grounds. Be sure to take the kids to the Polar Stop located inside the NYS Police Building where they can personalize their very own craft at the TOPS Winterland Workshop.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
5 - 9 pm; Buildings open until 10
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Location:

5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY, 14075
United States

Phone:

716-649-3900 extension 6260

Santa at Canalside!

Ho Ho Ho! Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be visiting The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York . He’ll meet with all the good little girls and boys on weekends throughout the month of December!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/22/2018
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Organization:

Canalside Buffalo

Location:

44 Prime St.
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 436-7100

Christmas Party and Holiday Sing-along

Join Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church for our annual Community Christmas Party and Holiday Sing-along! We’ll have Hot Cocoa, games, crafts, cookie decorating, and a special tree for the children to decorate! Dave Granville will lead us in singing our favorite holiday songs. There may even be a visit from a very special guest from the North Pole! Donations of non-perishable foods as well as hats, mittens, gloves, socks, and scarves are welcome!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
5 - 7 pm
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Location:

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
875 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY, 14222
United States

Phone:

716-881-0707