Buffalo’s Best Christmas Events

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The holidays are a special time and a great opportunity to enjoy some of the many holiday activities. From elaborate light displays to holiday shopping markets, Buffalo, NY, is full of some of the best Christmas events and activities. Let’s explore a few. 

Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights 

Holiday cheer is all around! The Hamburg Fairgrounds is definitely in the spirit. The grounds are decked with two miles of holiday lights. Featuring over 1 million lights, take a drive through seventy unique holiday displays. If you prefer to get a little closer to the action, you also have the option to walk through. Visit with Santa, ride the Christmas train, or visit with the animals. Be sure to bundle up as the temperature can get pretty low. For an extra fee, purchase some gifts from the holiday market or grab some tasty treats. This is a fun holiday experience for all ages. 

The Ice at Canalside 

Ice skating goes with winter the way milk goes with cookies. Visit the Ice at Canalside for a traditional ice skating experience. Want something a little more out of the norm? You’re in luck! Canalside offers an exclusive ice biking experience. These unique bikes can go right on the ice! Pedal and steer around the 33,000 square foot rink just as if you were on a trail. These bikes are the first of their kind in North America. This is guaranteed to be an activity to remember. 

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo 

During the holiday season, the Buffalo Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland. Take a ride on the Holiday Train or take a stroll through to see the decorations. Enjoy some hot cocoa and s’mores as you make your way through. If it’s a bit chilly, the animal friends in the Amphibian and Reptile exhibit would love to welcome you inside to warm up and visit. 

Santa at Walden Galleria 

Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? The only way to find out is to stop by and see Santa. The big guy sets up his temporary home at Walden Galleria, complete with a fireplace, presents, and trees. All are welcome, including your furry best friend! This is a fabulous Santa experience in a perfectly picture worthy atmosphere. 

Holiday Market 

Do you have some last minute Christmas shopping that needs to be done? If you’re looking for a one of a kind, handmade gift, the Buffalo Holiday Market is the perfect place to shop for those special people on your list. Every year vendors come from all over to put their artistic skills on

display. Find everything from home decor to handmade jewelry. This outdoor market is perfect for families and offers kid friendly activity areas. If you’re looking for unique gifts, this is the place you want to be. 

Get Festive 

There are so many holiday events around Buffalo it’s hard to decide what to do. We’ve chosen some of the best events as rated by the locals. No matter what you decide, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for twinkling lights and warm, winter beverages. Whether you’re enjoying the decorations at the zoo or riding the Christmas train, everyone is sure to have a great time.