From ‘The Nutcracker’ to Scrooge: A Vacation Isn’t Without These Buffalo Traditions | Arts
One of the most delicious local holiday concerts is this well-rounded program which includes traditional musical choices ranging from Reverend (“O Holy Night”) to classical (Bizet and Bach) and family favorite songs (“Joy to the World, “” Jingle Bells “and” Silent Night “). Buffalo resident and soprano Sirgourney Cook joins musical director JoAnn Falletta. Performances are December 10 at 10:30 am and December 11 at 7 pm 30 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
This holiday spectacle – two exhibits in one – is one of the most popular events of the year at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanic Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). Over 1,000 poinsettias in shades beyond traditional red, including yellow, pink and orange, will be fashioned into colorful and inventive displays. The Western New York Garden Railway Society will once again host train exhibits in the gardens for children. Visit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November 20 to January 2. The exhibition is included in the admission price and electronic tickets must be purchased in advance.
Other activities are planned around the exhibitions. The Father Christmas workshop on December 11 and 12 offers a treasure hunt and a bag of crafts to take away for the children. “Gardens After Dark: Magical Poinsettias” literally presents poinsettias in a different light. It is held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 26, 29 and 30; entry is extra.