Holiday fun for families in WNY

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Festivities will be taking place across western New York as the holiday season begins. Here’s where you and your family can have fun during the season:

Boulevard Mall

  • Santa Photos from Nov. 12 – Dec. 24
  • Teddy Bear Tree for present donations from Nov. 10 – Dec. 12

Walden Galleria

  • Santa Photos from Nov. 12 – Dec. 24 — Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sensory environment for children with special needs Nov. 20th and Dec. 4th . 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.

McKinley Mall

  • Santa Photos on Nov. 19 – Dec. 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Santa arrives Nov. 19.
  • Carriage Ride, balloon artist from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Free Elf Movie at 10 a.m.

Canalside

  • Tree lighting on Dec. 1 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Children activities, holiday music

Hamburg Fairgrounds

  • Festival of Lights from Nov. 25-27.  5-9 p.m.
  • $25 per carload
  • Ride the Express Train
  • Winterland Workshops
  • North Pole Experience

Fountain Plaza (Main & Chippewa)

  • Tree Lighting Celebration Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 6 p.m.
  • Free Ice Skating
  • Horse and wagon rides
  • Visits with Santa

Kenmore Village Green

  • Nov. 26
  • Free hot chocolate
  • Lighting of Tree
  • Santa’s Arrival

Youngstown

  • Fatima Shrine Festival Lights
  • Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at 1023 Swann Rd.
  • Nov 19 – Jan. 6
  • 5-9 p.m.

Niagara Falls

  • Santa in life-sized gingerbread house
  • Activities, cookie decorating, holiday crafts
  • Nov. 19
  • Niagara Falls Culinary Institute at 28 Old Falls St.

Jamestown

  • Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
  • Dec. 4
  • Parade at 3 p.m. and Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Village of Williamsville

  • Holiday in the Village
  • Dec. 3
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Along Main St.

West Seneca

  • Dec. 11 at 9-11 a.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • West Seneca Senior Center at 4620 Seneca St.
  • $10
  • Crafts, sing-a-longs
  • Tickets at West Seneca Youth and Recreation at 900 Mill Rd. Mon.-Fri from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North Tonawanda

Lancaster

  • “Light Up Lancaster” Nov. 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. Central Ave.
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Fire truck parade

Lockport

  • “Light Up Lockport” Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Day of events includes a Tacky Sweater Run, free Elf Movie, Open skating

Village of Depew

  • Tree lighting from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 5
  • Includes Depew High School chorus at 6 p.m.
  • Parade at 6:20 p.m.
  • Santa at rink 7 p.m.
  • Erie St., Fireman’s Park Gazebo

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