101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Buffalo - 2019 | Kids Out and About Buffalo

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Buffalo - 2019

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Santa Sightings

Saturdays in December Santa at Broadway Market
Weekends in November and December North Pole Express at the Attica and Arcade Railroad
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in December Santa's Christmas Cottage
December 14 Santa's Workshop at the Botanical Gardens
Sundays in December Brunch With Santa at Salvatore's
Two Weekends in December Breakfast With Santa and the Animals at the Buffalo Zoo
Weekends in November and December Visit Santa Claus at Adventure Landing
December 6 Santa In the Village
December 15 Breakfast With Santa at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
First 3 weekends in December Santa Express With the Buffalo, Cattaragus & Jamestown Railroad
December 6 Hertel Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting With Santa and Mrs Claus
December 7 Meet Santa On Old Falls Street
November 30 - December 22 Gingerbread Wonderland at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
December 7 Santaland at Chestnut Ridge Park
November 30 Holiday Fun With Santa at Gullo's Garden Center
December 7 Holiday In the Village: Christmas On Main Street
December 1, 8 Santa Cares - visits for kids with special needs At Walden Galleria
Daily, thru December 24 Visit Santa at Walden Galleria
December 7 Breakfast With Santa at Duff's
November 29 - December 24 Visit Santa at Eastern Hills Mall
November 23 - December 24 Visit Santa at McKinley Mall
November 29 - December 1 Christmas in Ellicottville
December 7 Saturday With Santa At Allegany State Park
Last Saturday in November and Saturdays in December Santa On the Carrousel



Old-Time Christmas

December 8 Victorian Christmas: Secrets of Allentown Tour
December 8 Christmas Tea at the Hull Family Home
December 7, 14 Castle By Candelight at Old Fort Niagara
Weekends In December Yuletide In the Country Tours and Buffet at Genesee Country Village


Light Displays

Last weekend in Nov. and Weekends in Dec. Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo
November 29 - December 23 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Saturday before Thanksgiving - January 6 Our Lady of Fatima Festival of Lights
December 6  Light Up Newfane
November 30 Light Up Lockport



Holiday Theatre

December 3 A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage
November 22 Il Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration
November 30, December 1 The Nutcracker at Shea's
December 5 - 22 Christmas Over the Tavern
December 8 The Polar Express: Free Family Film Series at Shea's
December 20 - 22 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
December 15 The Elf On The Shelf: A Holiday Musical
December 7 The Nutcracker presented by the American Ballet Theatre
December 11, 12 Home Alone: Film + Live Orchestra
December 19 - 22 John Morris Russel's Holiday Pops


Holiday Concerts

November 24 Handel's Messiah
December 1 Handel's Messiah at Our Lady of Victory
December 5
The Oakridge Boys: Down Home Christmas
December 11
Gap  Mangione & The New Big Band: A Holiday Concert
December 14
Christmas With the New York Tenors
December 18
Jim Brickman: A Holiday Celebration
December 21
  BJ Thomas Christmas Hits  
BJ Thomas Christmas Hits  
December 5 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
November 22
Il Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration


December 6 Peter White Christmas at Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
December 21 East Aurora Carolocade at Vidler's 
December 6, 8 Carols Old and New
December 14 Trans Siberian Orchestra
December 13, 14 Joann's Classical Christmas
December 15 Jingle Bell Jam With the BPO
December 18 Christmas Carols and Classics With the American Caroling Company
December 20 Christmas at Westminster


Christmas Tree Experience

 Opens the day after Thanksgiving - December 18 Hills Cristmas Tree Farm
 Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Eve Crossen Christmas Tree Farm
Weekends after Thanksgiving and in December  Country Pine Farm 
Weekends after Thanksgiving and in December  Akron Acres
Daily from the day after Thanksgiving - Dec 22 Jurek's Plantation
Thursday - Sunday, Nov 20 - Dec 22  Roth's Hillside Tree Farm 
Weekends in November and December  Stokoe Farms 


Ice Skating

Holiday and Leisure Rinks
Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza
Healthy Zone Rink 
Northtown Center at Amherst 
Brighton Ice Arena 
The Ice at Canalside 
Faletti Ice Arena



December 15 Light Your Way To Hanukkah
December 27  Frozen 2 Hanukkah Happening Shabbat
December 21  Prepare For Hanukkah Like a Maccabee Warrior


Shopping & Craft Fairs

December 7 Yultide In the Country
December 1 Holiday market at the Hotel Henry
December 14 Holiday Market at The Foundry
December 14 Horsefeathers Holiday Shop
December 7 Queen City Market
December 13 Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace
December 7 Christmas On Main Street


New Year's Eve

December 31 Countdown To Noon at Explore and More
December 31 Family Fun New Year's Eve On Old Falls Street
December 31  New Year's Eve At Holiday Valley 
December 31  A Magical New Year's Eve At Splash Lagoon
December 31  Comedy Sportz New Year's Eve 
December 31  First Night Buffalo
December 31  Hamburg Rock the Roundabout and Ball Drop



Nov. 29 - Jan. 5 Pointsettia and Model Railway Holiday Display at the Botanical Gardens
December 7 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting
November 30 Jingle Falls Candelight Walk and Tree Lighting
December 7 Santa Dash 5K
December 14 Meet Santa's Reindeer and Take Pictures In His Sleigh
November 30, December 7, 14 Free Horse & Carriage Rides on Old Falls Street
November 30 Christmasville Firetruck Parade
November 30 Hamburg Holiday Parade
December 6 Christmas In the Village
December 14 Holiday Pet Expo at Eastern Hills Mall
December 7 A Christmas Stroll Living Nativity In Ellicottville
Dates throughout December Salamanca's Silver Bells Festival
December 6 - 8 Christmas In Gowanda
December 5- 6  Village of Lewiston Christmas Walk


If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Debra Ross, publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com and BeyondTheNest.com at ross@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!