Local Christmas Shopping Events in Buffalo
With Black Friday and Christmas right around the corner, obviously the shopping season is heating up in Western New York.
The malls are already getting crowded, but there are many more places around the area to get some shopping done and find cool, interesting gifts. Here is a list of upcoming shopping events.
Olcott Fire Company Super Sunday Shopping
November 18, 1691 Lockport-Olcott Rd., Burt
At the Olcott Fire Hall, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Black Friday Boutique Crawl
November 23, Elmwood Village
One of Buffalo's best shopping strips, Elmwood has a little bit of everything for everybody. There are unique trinkets, jewelry, apparel and more available on Black Friday. Participating shops will offer discounts and other special offers. For more information, check out the Black Friday Boutique Crawl Facebook page.
Cross Roads Market Black Friday Shopping
November 23-24, 6017 Sherman-Westfield Rd., Westfield
In Chautauqua County, the Cross Roads Market is usually open just on Saturdays. Take advantage of it being open on Black Friday. For more information, check out the Cross Roads Market website.
Buffalo First! Give Local A Chance Pop-Up Shops
December 1, Main (ST)UDIOS, 515 Main St., Buffalo
There will be three floors of pop-up shops from local, independent vendors from noon to 8 p.m. The event is free to attend and includes live music, "Experience Buffalo" raffles and pro-local presentations. There will also be a Block Party on the 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. including a tree lighting. For more information, check out the Buffalo First! Give Local A Chance Pop-Up Shops flyer.
Peace, Love and Grant Street
December 6, Grant Street (between Delevan and Ferry)
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Grant Street businesses will keep evening hours to celebrate the start of the holiday shopping season. Select businesses will feature local musicians, and a trolley will be available to take shoppers from store to store. Go to the Peace, Love and Grant Street Facebook event for more info.
Hertel Holiday Walk
December 7-8, Hertel Avenue, Buffalo
Complete information is not yet available, but save the dates for a chance to shop another one of Buffalo's best strips. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 7 and noon to 5 p.m. on December 8. For more information, check out the Hertel-North Buffalo Business Association website.
Queen City Market
December 8, Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Ave., Buffalo
There will be more than 50 local vendors featured in this event. selling both handmade and vintage items. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and food will be available from various Buffalo food trucks. Also enjoy a live performance from the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus. For more information, check out the Queen City Market Facebook page.
5th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace
December 14-15, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo
The Western New York Book Arts Center will feature more than 25 local artists selling their own handcrafted work on Friday, December 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, from noon to 6 p.m. There will also be a different local food truck available on site both days. Friday will feature Amy's Truck, and Saturday will feature the Lloyd's. For more information, check out an article about the 5th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace.
Contributed by Brandon Kilijanski