Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holidays in the Elmwood Village

From the Elmwood Village Association:

Greetings! The Holidays are upon us and the Elmwood Village is kicking into its full, festive gear! Our Annual events begin this week with Black Friday in the Elmwood Village. See below for all of the Elmwood Holiday Happenings:

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lafayette Presbyterian Church

Elmwood Village Association welcomes the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 28 by hosting our annual tree lighting ceremony at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. Don’t miss the caroling and hot chocolate provided by the church’s Boy Scout Troop. Members of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church lead us in song beginning at 7 p.m. around the tree along Lafayette Avenue. If the weather is bad, we will move inside for the ceremony and caroling.

Black Friday in the Museum District

This Friday, November 28, the museums, shops, and restaurants of the Elmwood Village will welcome the new Burchfield Penney Art Center and kick off the holiday season with a FREE district-wide event – See. Shop. Dine.

The following museums will be open until 10 p.m.:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (free admission from 3 p.m.)
Burchfield Penney Art Center (free admission all day)
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (free admission from 5 p.m.)

Carriage Rides

Each Friday evening (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19) carriage rides will be provided from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Elmwood Avenue. Please visit us online at or call 881-0707 for location information.

Open Late Fridays

On Fridays throughout December (and Friday, Nov. 28) most of our fantastic stores will be open late! Enjoy holiday shopping until 9 p.m. and find the gifts that you won’t see anywhere else in Western New York.

Community Caroling with Sam Hoyt

On Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., community members are welcomed to join Assemblyman Sam Hoyt and your neighbors for a holiday sign along at the Unitarian Church. Hot chocolate, candy canes, and even an appearance by Santa will compliment the event.

Santa Saturdays!

Every Saturday during December Santa Clause and his elves will stroll up and down the avenue, stopping in local shops from Noon to 3 p.m. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to meet Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. This Saturday, Santa will be greeting shoppers along Elmwood in Allentown.

Check out our website for Santa sighting times and locations along Elmwood Avenue at

Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios and Galleries

The Artists in Buffalo will hold their annual Open Studios Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 & 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 100 artists will have their work available for viewing or purchase. This is the perfect opportunity to holiday shop or get to know the artists of our community in a small gallery setting while enjoying refreshments. Make sure to visit Elmwood’s Neighborhood Collective located at 810 Elmwood Ave. for a great variety of local artisan goodness!

Be sure to check for more information throughout the season!

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