Things to Do

Winter in Allentown!

Beat the winter blues with your friends and neighbors with some of the events and activities that make Allentown such a charming, unique, fun-filled neighborhood!


First Friday Gallery Walk Holiday Jaunt!

Presented by the Allentown Association
Friday, December 7
6 – 9 PM
Sleigh Rides with Santa on Allen St. 6:30-8:30
Carolling & Tree Lighting
Activities commence at the corner of Park & Allen StreetsJoin us for the inaugural First Friday After Party hosted by Community Beer Works!

Holidays on the Avenue

Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Sunday, December 2

Tours at Noon and 2 pm

More info and Tickets

For one day only, Western New Yorkers can get a glimpse inside some of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings along Delaware Avenue once known as Millionaire’s Row in Buffalo’s Historic Allentown district. Don’t miss this rare chance to tour some of the most prominent buildings that so many pass by each day and wonder what the interiors are like! This event will sell out!

 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Presented by the Theatre of Youth at the historic Allendale Theater
December 1-16
Showtimes & Tickets
This production sold-out last season, so don’t miss out this season! Make spending a day at TOY your new holiday tradition with this unforgettable classic.

A Vocális Christmas

Presented by the Vocalis Chamber Choir 
 Friday, November 30 (S.S. Peter and Paul Church)
Saturday, December 1 (Karpeles Manuscript Museum)
Showtimes & Tickets
A Vocális tradition continues! The choir returns to S.S. Peter and Paul Church in Williamsville and the glorious acoustics of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Buffalo to celebrate the sounds of the season. Come and relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral Christmas!

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas

Presented by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Kleinhans Music Hall
Tuesday, November 27, 7 PM Tickets
Get in the holiday spirit with the angelic voices of Celtic Woman when the Irish music sensation performs classic hits and Christmas favorites. Celtic Woman’s repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals. Their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments.

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Friday, December 7, 10:30 AM Tickets

JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures. Clarence native Charles Wetherbee is home for the holidays to perform “Winter” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  Come at 9 AM for complimentary coffee and doughnuts!

Places to Stay

Buffalo Harmony House Bed & Breakfast
Best Western On the Avenue
Residence Inn Buffalo Downtown 

Holiday Eats & Treats

Colter Bay 
Towne Restaurant 
Lovejoy Pizza 
Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar 
Roly Poly Sandwiches
Allen Street Hardware 
Fat Bob’s Smokehouse 
Teton Kitchen
Mundy Cakes
Buffalo Melting Point
Grindhaus Cafe

Shopping & Gifts

Serendipity Shoppe
El Buen Amigo
Antiques Allentown
Pilates Loft Buffalo
Wrafterbuilt/Acme Cabinets
Allen Street Dress Shop
Rick’s Sports Apparel
Pine Apple Company
Lace & Day


First Friday Gallery Walks – December Caroling and Carriage Rides with Santa

First Friday Gallery openings

Buffalo Philharmonic Holiday Concerts

Kleinhans Music Hall Holiday Events

Karpeles Manuscript Library

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site – Holiday Events

Theatre of Youth – Charlie Brown Christmas