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.

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Jazzy Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 12th
$15; From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of Jazzy Christmas music with one Buffalo’s best jazz big bands and the vocals of the retro Buffalo Dolls, singing the hits of the 1940s, ’50s & ’60s in the style of The Andrews Sisters.  This special Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series event will also include a performance by the award-winning Matt’s Vocal Performance Team, with some of the area’s best youth vocal singers.

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Nuncrackers: A Nunsense Christmas Musical

Thursday, Dec. 13th - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
$30; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

This “habit-forming” musical comedy by Dan Goggin finds us at the first “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access.  Nuncrackers will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings.  It’s the perfect way to insure your holiday season is merry and bright.

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The Night Before Christmas

Friday, Dec. 14th - Sunday, Dec. 16th
$16; Fri & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sat & Sun: 2:30 PM, Sun: 11 AM

An interactive, original family musical featuring Santa and his friends!

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98 Degrees Christmas 2018

Friday, Dec. 14th

98° are back with another holiday tour. Come to Seneca Niagara and sing along with all your holiday favorites from this critically acclaimed group. Last year, the quartet released their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years, Let It Snow, receiving glowing reviews from fans and critics alike. The album featured the group’s signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies and was a natural follow-up to their 1999 multi-platinum selling album, This Christmas.

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John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

Saturday, Dec. 15th - Sunday, Dec. 16th
Sat: 8 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

This year, JMR is pulling out all the holiday favorites from his Christmas bag. Mr. Christmas will bring together a magical program featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus as well as local performers to put you in the holiday spirit. You’ll hear it all, from Go Tell it on the Mountain to O Holy Night.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 15th
$49.50 – $79.50; 3:00PM & 7:30PM

TSO’s annual multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year’s 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” featuring founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater.  The rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” and “This Christmas Day.”

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It WAS a Wonderful Life

Saturday, Dec. 15th - Sunday, Dec. 30th
$27.50; From: 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Join us for this critically acclaimed original production as the historic and festively decorated Forest Lawn chapel is transformed into a live theater.  Our narrator, John Lay – the first person to take up permanent residence at Forest Lawn, in 1850 – will introduce several of the new friends he’s made over the last 164 years at Forest Lawn.  They, in turn, will create musical, comical and poignant glimpses of Christmases past, when they enjoyed life on this side of the lawn.

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East Aurora Carolcade

Saturday, Dec. 15th
Free; Starting: 7:00 PM

Celebrate the Annual Christmas Carolcade on Main Street in front of Vidler’s! A beloved East Aurora tradition, this began as a handful of carolers which has grown exponentially as family and friends from near and far come together to sing traditional Christmas carols.  There will be hot cocoa to enjoy, and you’ll see East Aurora’s historic Main Street decked out for Christmas!

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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

Saturday, Dec. 15th
$39 – $49; Starting: 8:00 PM

We invite you to enjoy “Up, Up and Away! Hits and Holidays” starring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. for a journey and musical celebration of their own iconic music, tributes to fellow music legends and some Holiday classics.

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