It's hard to believe that we are already in December.
So if you haven't already, it's time to get a move on your Christmas shopping. Or, if you already have your shopping done, you can check out some of the other spirited festivities happening across the area this weekend.
Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival
Here's your chance to get your hands on local Christmas goods. A lot of local vendors will be on hand selling Buffalo inspired crafts, apparel and more. The Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival takes place at Buffalo RiverWorks Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It costs $5 to get in.
Hamburg Festival of Lights
Take a drive down to the Hamburg Fairgrounds and enjoy a light show spectacle! There will be six decked out buildings, live entertainment, vendors and craft making. Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. It costs $25 for a carload of passengers to get into the Hamburg Festival of Lights. The festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can find more information here.
Canalside Holiday Tree Lighting
You'll get a special holiday treat as you lace up your skates Friday night. Canalside will kick off its holiday season festivities with a tree lighting ceremony. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. They'll light the tree at 6:30 tonight.
Holiday Live at Larkin 2018
Think of this festival like Food Truck Tuesdays but with some holiday spirit. Live entertainment, vendors and food trucks will be on hand for this year's Holiday Live at Larkin 2018 Friday. Just like Canalside, there will be a tree lighting. The festivities run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can find out more info here.
2018 Buffalo Polar Plunge
Take a dive into the cold waters of Lake Erie for this year's Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach Saturday. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. The plunge happens Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Special Olympics. You can register here.
Wax up those skis and snowboards! Kissing Bridge opens for the season this afternoon at 4. The resort in Glenwood will be open tomorrow and Sunday as well. Regular operating hours will start on December 14th. Click here for ticket pricing.
Festival of Slice
Here's something to taste and see in Western New York. Niagara Falls is celebrating their first ever Festival of Slice. Niagara Falls restaurants will sell slices of pizza cheese for just a buck. You can vote on your favorites. The event takes place at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Friday night from 5 to 8.