What to do with out of town guests this weekend

Now that the turkey it gone, here are some ways to enjoy the rest of the long weekend in Western New York:

  • Skiers will be heading south on the 219. It’s officially opening weekend at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. Crews have been hard at work all week getting the slopes ready. You can go to www.holidayvalley.com to check which runs and lifts are open each day.
  • Support your favorite locally owned business tomorrow, for Small Business Saturday. American Express launched the campaign a few years ago to encourage holiday shoppers to spend money at neighborhood shops during the holidays. Some stores in the Elmwood Village, Hertel Avenue, the Village of Williamsville, Clarence Center, and East Aurora will have extended hours and special promotions to entice shoppers.
  • If you have friends or family visiting from out of town, invite them to “Take Another Look” at Buffalo from one of the city’s best vantage points. Citybration is throwing a sunset reception at City Hall’s observation deck will highlight and celebrate the resurgence and development downtown. It goes from 4 to 6 Saturday evening. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance or 15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
  • For some families, it’s just not the holidays until you see the Nutcracker live!  The Neglia Ballet Artists will be on stage at Shea’s Performing Arts Center this weekend, with their traditional take on the Christmas classic.
  • If you need a gift for the bookworm on your list, dozens of local authors should be able to help! They’ll be gathered at the Buffalo History Museum for the annual holiday book signing event. And many of their books are centered around our city. The event is Saturday afternoon from two to four, and admission to the museum is free during that time.

If you have an event you’d like to see featured in Your Weekend in WNY, email lauren.hall@wivb.com.

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