Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Five Things to do in January 2015

Chocolate lovers unite at The Chocolate Affair
New year, new list of things to do in Buffalo! Don’t let the weather get you down – this is Buffalo, we know how to deal with it (like this guy did!). Here are a few fun things to do in January – Happy New Year!

Check out the Hangover 150 – Ransomville Speedway hosts the 15th annual Hangover 150 on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1st at noon, with racing in three categories for a $500 prize. Admission is $5 per person, ages 12 and over – find out more at

Catch a Bandits game at the FNC – You’ve never been to a Bandits lacrosse game???? What are you waiting for?!?! The Bandits have two home games at the First Niagara Center in January – Saturday, January 3rd against the Edmonton Rush and Friday, January 30th against the Minnesota Swarm; both games start at 7:30 p.m. Bandits games are exciting and affordable for the entire family – see the complete schedule and learn more about the team at

Hit the ice at Canalside – It’s finally open! The Ice at Canalside is open daily (weather dependent – check out before you go!) with open skating, ice bike rentals (Fridays through Sundays only), curling and the Artisan Market (Thursdays through Sundays only).

Watch the world play at Harbor Center – The 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women’s World Championship will get underway January 5th at Harbor Center in downtown Buffalo, with the finals taking place January 12th. Teams from the U.S., Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden will be in town for the tournament – and tickets start at just $5 for individual games. See a full schedule and get more information at

Sample brews and chocolate – Buffalo food and beverage lovers get two evens in January: Buffalo on Tap on January 17th and The Chocolate Affair on January 29th. Learn more about the craft beer festival here and the chocolate lover’s paradise here

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