7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: December 7th - December 9th

Posted at 12:24 PM, Dec 06, 2018

We're a little over two weeks from Christmas Day. But no worries, you still have time to find that local perfect gift. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo

You'll have a shot at showing Santa what a good person you've been twice this weekend. Enjoy a buffet, arts and crafts and of course breakfast with the man of the hour. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the zoo both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $20 for non-zoo members. You can buy them here

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Enjoy all the holiday classics at Kleinhans Music Hall. JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus will celebrate the holidays Saturday. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $36.  

SantaCon Buffalo

Take a North Pole stroll down Chippewa Saturday. SantaCon Buffalo is back for another year. Registration starts at one at VENU and D'Arcy McGee's. You can buy tickets for this bar crawl here. This event is for adults over 21-years-old. 

Holidays in the Village

Kick off the holidays Friday night with a little caroling and a tree lighting in the Village on Bidwell Parkway. Caroling will go from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The tree lighting follows. Click here for more information. 

Photography Pop-Up at old AM&A Building

For the first time in 20 years, you'll have the chance to revisit history in downtown Buffalo.

The doors at AM&A'swill open Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. for a photography and visual arts show. You'll be able to purchase unframed prints for $25 from local artists.

Holiday Market at the Foundry

If you're looking for that last minute gift, this may be a good start. The market will feature local business owners and entrepreneurs from across the area. The event is free. The market will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and close at 5 p.m. 

Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit

The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens has transformed their tropical paradise into a 'holiday wonderland.' You'll be walking through thousands of poinsettias. Not to mention a few holiday surprises including a model railway. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for students 13-years and younger. 

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