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Annual Yuletide in the Country Artisan Market Cancelled Due to Storm Damage

 

As a result of the historic and unprecedented November snowstorm and significant roof damage to the Event Center on the Hamburg Fairgrounds, the 20th annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market originally scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7 has been cancelled.

“We attempted to find another venue to hold the event and explored using a patchwork of buildings that weren’t damaged on the Fairgrounds,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “However, we were unsuccessful at both attempts and, unfortunately, were left with no other options.” 

“Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

 “Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

It's never been a better time to come downtown to Buffalo. To kick off the holidays, the Chippewa Alliance will host Holiday Cheer on Chippewa, a two-day series of events to take place on Chippewa Street (and select businesses on Franklin Street). The weekend events are highlighted by a special tree trimming contest among local businesses, donation collection drive for the Buffalo City Mission, music by Hutch-Tech High School, and speciality cocktails, great craft beer and plenty of food at local establishments. People can walk Chippewa Street, see the trees and decorations while spreading Holiday Cheer on Chippewa. Rumor has it that Santa Claus might show up too!

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Dec. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on  Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

For more information or to register for a session, call 856-4494 ext. 316, email foster.adopt@ccwny.org or visit our website, www.ccwny.org.  

Winter Market to Take Part in Hertel Holidays on Dec. 6

Winter Market to Take Part in Hertel Holidays on Dec. 6

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, will take part in the 19th annual Hertel Holidays event on Saturday, Dec. 6. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through early April.

Sponsored by the Hertel-North Buffalo Business Association, Hertel Holidays is a family tradition that delights all the senses with twinkling displays, Santa Claus and unique shopping and dining experiences. Hertel’s boutiques, stores and galleries will take the stress out of your holiday shopping, and visitors will also discover great places to stop for a meal or a drink. 

Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

 

Friends from Western New York and beyond are invited to join Explore Buffalo as they celebrate the holiday season from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Mid-Day Club at the top of the Liberty Building, 424 Main St., Buffalo. Guests at Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Buffalo at night with all of the city’s holiday lights aglow.

All guests will also have a chance to win festive Buffalo-themed prizes, and Santa Claus will be taking a break from his work at the North Pole to visit Buffalo to hand them out! Tickets are just $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door, and admission includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets for beer or wine.

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Plans Holiday Themed Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Plans Holiday Themed Events

 

The holiday season is in full swing at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca!

From Dec. 5-7, Enjoy The Journey will be the only suburban gallery taking part in Artists in Buffalo’s 14th annual Holiday Open Studios & Galleries event. The gallery’s “Jingle Mingle” weekend — a unique three-day holiday celebration — will feature live music by Mari McNeil Jazz and a special “Soulful Bowlful” soup sale to benefit the West Seneca Community Food Pantry.  

Celebrate ‘Santa Night’ at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Celebrate ‘Santa Night’ at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

A popular holiday event, “Santa Night” returns to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The annual event will feature crafts, a baked good sale hosted by employees of The Gap, some local authors signing books, a visit from Santa Claus and maybe even a surprise or two! There will also be special discounts offered on books, café items and more.