Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018, for the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, presented by Five Star Bank. This annual event marks the official opening of the free ice-skating season in Downtown Buffalo and is held at Rotary Rink at  Fountain Plaza  ( Main at Chippewa Streets). The celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., Buffalo Place representatives along with local elected officials will countdown the lighting of the tree at Fountain Plaza.

Distinguished guest speakers at the event will include Mayor Byron W. Brown and County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz who will speak briefly and then lead a countdown to the official lighting of the Christmas Tree. Anthony J. Colucci III, President and Vice Chairman of Buffalo Place Inc., will serve as emcee for the program.

mmediately following the tree lighting, the fun will continue with visits with Santa, holiday gifts, amusement rides for children, and ice-skating. Bring your own skates and enjoy free ice-skating. There is a $2.00 skate rental fee for children and $3.00 skate rental fee for adults. Santa will visit with children from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Special thank you to our Media Sponsor and Partners,
The Buffalo News.

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