2022 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3rd, Bank on Buffalo presents the 2022 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza. This annual event marks the official opening of the free ice-skating season in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. The event begins at 5p with free ice-skating. At 6p, Buffalo Place and Bank on Buffalo representatives, as well as elected officials, countdown the lighting of the official tree and fireworks display over Fountain Plaza.
Distinguished guest speakers will speak briefly and then lead a countdown to the official lighting of the tree followed by a fireworks display over Rotary Rink. Immediately following the fireworks and tree lighting, the fun will continue with visits with Santa, free horse and wagon rides, holiday gifts, and more.
Ice-skating is free and ice-skate rental is available; $2 for children and $3 for adults. Guests are encouraged to bring their own ice-skates and avoid waiting in the ice-skate rental line. Santa will visit with children from 6:30p to 8p.