First Night Buffalo 2014 (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

First Night Buffalo, 2014!  December 31 from 5-10pm

Check out the event schedule here!  Tickets available at area Wegman’s stores – details! and at the door the night of the event.

First Night Buffalo! Buffalo's Biggest Drug- and Alcohol-Free New Year's Eve Celebration!

New Years Eve Family Fun (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

New Years Eve Family Fun!

Frosty Fun (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Christmas Break in Buffalo!

Start: 12/30/2014 02:00PM
Stop: 12/30/2014 04:00PM


Frosty Fun!

No matter what weather Mother Nature brings, we’ll have frosty family fun at Tifft! Join us for an afternoon of hands-on activities celebrating the wintry season.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 30   2-4pm, OR
Friday, January 2  10am-12pm
Ages: 5+
Fees: $5 non-members, BMS members save 10%
More Info: Please call 825-6397.


Dollar Day at the Botanical Gardens! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Dollar Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens!


Dollar Day at the Botanical Gardens on December 28th, 2014 from 10am-5pm.  members and Kids under 3 are FREE!

Christmas Break on the Cheap! Dollar Day at the Botanical Gardens! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Free (or cheap) and fun things to do with kids over Christmas Break in Buffalo!


Visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on $1 admission day!  Never been there, you say?  Doesn’t sound like fun for MY kids, you say?  Well, it’s cheap, it’s warm and there is a very cool running train display set up inside, a super fun scavenger hunt for the older kids, and a giant checkers board if you need to stop and sit for a minute.  Not to mention, this is the MOST beautiful time of year to visit because all the holiday decorations are still out, the different color poinsettias are everywhere and lovely “kid-picture” opportunities abound!

Dollar Day is December 28th from 10am-5pm.  (members and kids under 3 are free)



Winter Break Fun at the Buffalo Museum of Science! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Winter Break Fun at the Buffalo Museum of Science!


Visit the Buffalo Museum of Science during winter break, December 28-January 4 (yes, we’re open New Year’s Day!and enjoy a variety of activities from 11am-2pm daily.
  • Live Bug Demonstrations. Interact with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and Blue Death Feigning Beetles, and observe Vinegaroon, a Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula, and more! Discover the similarities and differences of invertebrates and explore how they protect themselves in their natural environment, how humans and our world benefit from bugs.
  • Air Pressure’s Effect on Weather. Be amazed by the amazing power of air pressure! See how low and high pressure weather systems result in clear or stormy weather.  Learn how different weather systems can affect your everyday life through the use of simple household products including a bottle, isopropyl alcohol and a modified bicycle pump.
  • Basic Electroplating on a Nano Scale. Nano, the science of really small things, is challenging to observe.  Witness the wonder of nanotechnology as we coat nickels with copper using electricity and a Nano solution.
  • Comparing Furs. Some foxes have red fur and some have white – but why? Compare and contrast pelts and furs of various animals from around the world.  Examine how animals have adapted overtime to their habitats to match their surroundings or to stand out and learn the reasons why. Feel, observe and compare the pelts of arctic and red foxes, grey and arctic wolves, and black and polar bears.
Winter Break activities listed above are included with general museum admission or BMS Membership. 

4th Annual Free Christmas Dinner and Toy Giveaway (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)

4th Annual Free Christmas Dinner and Toy Giveaway
Saturday, DECEMBER 20, 2014

Free Community Dinner and Toy Giveaway
4th Annual Free Christmas Dinner and Toy Giveaway

Games for more gifts and special giveaway for other gifts.
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 @ 3:00-7:00
Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry
115 Gold Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
Please register your child or children ages up to 14  -  Monday thru Friday until  December 16th from 3:00-5:00 at Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry.
Further information contact Vivian at 716-602-2076

Saturday, December 20, 2014
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Train Show at the Broadway Market (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Free at the Broadway Market!

Holiday History Open House (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Holiday History Open House at the Buffalo History Museum!


Saturday, December 20th 12-3 pm: Family Fun with Santa
Visit Santa and learn about Buffalo history featuring a dazzling display of Santa’s village and holiday refreshments. Free admission
Sunday, December 21st 1-3pm Winter Solstice Open House

Stop in after or before enjoying outdoor activities and warm up with cocoa and cookies amidst  history and holiday decorations. Free admission

Lunch with Santa (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)


Dine on a delicious buffet-style meal sponsored by Purple Foxx Catering & Event Planning, Meet and take memorable photos with Santa, Create your own gingerbread man, get your face painted and MORE!


Tickets are $12 for adults ages 12+, $8 for ages 11 and under.


CALL 716-570-6197(Bonni Jackson) or 716-812-2179 (Danielle Jackson) to PURCHASE TICKETS!
Saturday December 20th, 2014
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm