Weekly Feature

2011-12-08 / Entertainment


sat. 10
. The Amherst Skating Club presents: Winterfest On
Ice 2011 — More than 60 skaters will perform to portions of The
Nutcracker and many other holiday favorites, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
10 at The Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive,
Williamsville; $. 634-3887
. Holiday Celebration — The entire family is invited to
come to the Botanical Gardens for activities, crafts and
photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical gardens, 2655 South
Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584,
. Deck the Halls Holiday Party — Annual
holiday event featuring craft making, performances
by the Niagara Experience Players and Santa
Claus, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the
New York Power Authority’s Power Project’s
Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston; Free.
286-6661, www.nypa.gov
. Castle by Candlelight — Tour the
“Castle” and meet period characters from the
eighteenth-century who will tell tales of
Christmas past, cooking demonstrations,
period music performances and the firing
of a grand feu de joie, 1:30-4 p.m. at Old
Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $. 745-7611,
. Graham Cracker Houses — Kids of all
ages can create edible decorations for the holidays. Explore & More
provides the graham crackers to build the house, the candies to
decorate and the royal frosting to hold it all together. Best of all,
your house stays clean as your kids do all of the frosting and
decorating at the museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at
Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $.
sat. 10 & sun. 11
. SantaLand 2011 — Children and families will take a hayride
to meet Santa, enjoy holiday music, enjoy crafts and other activities,
munch on cookies & snacks, and enjoy hot cocoa. There will be free
toy giveaways too. The Verizon Foundation Pioneers fifth annual
SantaLand runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 & Sunday, Dec.
11 at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard

Park; Free. www.SantaLandNY.org
. Breakfast with Santa — Celebrate the holiday spirit at the
Buffalo Zoo for this annual event featuring elves serving up a
breakfast buffet by CJ’s Catering, 9 or 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
and Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo;
$ - Prepaid tickets required. 995-6133, www.buffalozoo.org
sun. 11
. Holiday in the Hollow — Come celebrate Christmas in the
Hollow with horse drawn rides with Santa, pictures with Santa,
caroling, Christmas tree lighting and crafts for kids, 3-6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at Clarence Hollow Farmers Market
parking lot, 10717 Main St., Clarence; Free.
ongoing: now-Dec. 30
. Fairgrounds Festival of Lights — The
holiday tradition continues at the 7th annual Festival
of Lights. Experience this event with the entire
family and start a new tradition. Begin with a drive
through a nearly 2 mile trail of more than 200 light
displays containing a million dazzling animated colored
lights. After your leisurely ride, park your vehicle and
enter the newly decorated North Pole Village. Stroll
through the village and view the window displays
imitating the nostalgic downtown holiday
shopping atmosphere. You may also stop
and visit with the holiday characters, and
write a letter to Santa, in the Village Post
Office. The Festival is open: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
December 9-11, 15-23, 26-30 at the
Hamburg Fairgrounds, South Park Avenue, Hamburg; $.
now-Jan. 8
. Magical Memories On Main Street — The Theatre
District Association of WNY, Inc. and The Rotary Club of Buffalo
proudly present the kick-off and official opening of the 2011 edition
of Magical Memories on Main Street, located on the 600 block of
Main Street (across the street from Shea’s). Main Street will come
alive with festive and animated holiday window displays featuring
many of the vintage AM&A’s figurines and animated window
displays, containing items from original displays back in the 30s, 40s
and 50s and other holiday favorites, that brought smiles and cheer
to generations of families from years gone by, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and
5-10 p.m. daily, now through Sunday, Jan. 8.

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