Holiday Live at Larkin – Friday, December 2 from 5-8 p.m. at Larkin Square, featuring live music by local group Robot Holiday, food trucks, hot coffee from Undergrounds Coffee and Roastery, plus more hot beverages from the Filling Station, including their signature hot cider spiked with BFLO Distilling Co. Apple Brandy. There will also be a holiday market with works from Devil Chicken Design, Beautiful Cookies, Elizabeth’s Granola and more. Find out more at larkinsquare.com.
Holiday in the Village – Saturday, December 3 on Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. There’s caroling and a tree lighting at Village Hall at 5:30 p.m., photos with Santa (11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mill), horse and wagon rides (noon-2 p.m. at the Mill) and carousel rides (beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mill). Find out more on the Village’s Facebook page.
Lewiston Tour of Homes and Christmas Walk – Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Village of Lewiston. The Tour of Homes is the signature fundraising event for the Historical Association of Lewiston, with each home featuring festive decorations including Christmas tablescapes and entertaining ideas. Tickets are $30 each day, and includes the tour as well as a dessert tasting reception at the Barton Hill Hotel from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Holiday Gift Market will also be held both days at the Barton Hill Hotel Fairbanks Room; it is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and features more than a dozen vendors. The Christmas Walk will also be taking place throughout the Village both days.
Holidays with the BPO – the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra offers up holiday programing at Kleinhan’s Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle in Buffalo, beginning with the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m., followed by Classical Christmas, Friday and Saturday, December 9-10; Friday’s show is at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday’s is at 8 p.m. On Sunday, December 11, the Jingle Bell Jam at 2:30 p.m. features holiday music, including pieces from Frozen. Friday through Sunday, December 15-17, John Morris Russell presents the Holiday Pops concerts (Friday – 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m.).
First Night Buffalo – Saturday, December 31 from 5-10 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. For the 28th year, Buffalo’s biggest drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration will feature family activities throughout the evening. Ticket will be available at Wegmans stores beginning December 1 at a cost of $10 (ages 3 and up) – find out more about First Night at firstnightbuffalo.org.