With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

Upcoming Events › Family Fun

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 9th - Sunday, Dec. 17th
$12 - $22; 1PM on Saturdays and 3:30PM, 1PM on Sundays and 3:30PM

This Christmas, we’re fortunate to bring Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to TOY!  Charles Schulz’s classic animations come to life like you’ve never seen before in a family Christmas tale enjoyed by the young and the young at heart.  Make sure you’re front and center as Charlie Brown and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas!

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Friday, Dec. 8th - Saturday, Dec. 23rd
$25; 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Take the expanded drive through all new light displays in this Holiday Wonderland.  Park the car and stroll through the illuminated village, and explore each of the buildings for unique holiday activities and shows, then climb aboard the short train ride around the Festival grounds. Don’t forget the Christmas Tree Forest, and the North Pole Experience too!  All this included with your carload admission.  Bring your camera!

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Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney

Friday, Dec. 8th
Free; 10am-8pm

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. Gallery admission is free all day with special events and programs beginning at 5:30pm.

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Santa on the Carrousel

Saturday, Dec. 9th - Saturday, Dec. 16th
$6; From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Visit Santa on the carrousel and tell him your Christmas wishes.  Santa will ride all afternoon and talk with each child.  There will be treats, games, crafts and entertainment.  Fun for the entire family.

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Jingle Bell Jam

Sunday, Dec. 10th
$14 - $24; 2:30 PM

A terrific family tradition with a new twist this year! Santa will share his story with you through his favorite holiday music performed by the BPO. And, he’ll need some help from the audience.  After the concert, join Santa and Mrs. Claus for milk and cookies.

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The Lion King

Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Sunday, Jan. 7th

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Dec. 15th - Friday, Nov. 15th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On the third Friday of every month, the Buffalo History Museum, Resource Center and select events are free for visitors.  Experience new exhibits and events, docent-led tours and more.  (Resource Center is located at 459 Forest Avenue, same hours apply).

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, Jan. 5th - Friday, Dec. 6th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the public is invited to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with interactive events and activities suitable for all ages, most of which is free (special exhibitions may require a fee). 


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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day

Wednesday, Jan. 17th
$24 - $49; 6:30 PM

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show! Based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, this show has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to town. Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King.

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The Boy at the Edge of Everything

Saturday, Jan. 20th - Sunday, Feb. 4th
$15 - $28; 2PM on Saturdays and 2PM Sundays

Hoping to escape his over-scheduled 12 year old life, Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and be. Meanwhile, at the end of the universe, the Boy at the Edge of Everything lives by himself, lonely and bored. Through an unlikely series of events, the two find themselves together, at the edge of the universe. Time travel sets in motion a powerful coming of age story for the 21st century family.

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