Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

First Night Buffalo – December 31st, 2013

See also

The annual drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration First Night Buffalo takes place Tuesday, December 31st from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. The event features fun for the entire family plus live entertainment and healthy activities from Independent Health.

Laser tag, amusement rides and “inflatable fun” takes place all night long in the Convention Center, with costumed characters such as Bob the Builder, Clifford, Wild Thing and Iron Man will be available for photos. For little ones ages 6 and under, the Toddler Zone will feature playhouses, rides and over-sized games.

Performers for the evening on the Multi-Cultural Stage include Orquesta Salsabor Band with the Latin Souls Dance Group, Rince na Tiarna, the Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY and Iroquois Social Dance. There will also be performances by Kevin McCarthy, Evan Young, and Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers, and Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics will also make an appearance.

There will also be health screenings throughout the evening and the Fitness for Kids Family Challenge, where families have a chance to win prizes.

Tickets for First Night Buffalo are $8 in advance at area Wegmans and $10 at the door; kids 2 and under are free. Find out more information at

Check out all of Paula’s Buffalo Examiner columns:

· Buffalo Events

· Buffalo Sports Travel

· Buffalo Travel

· Buffalo Gardening

· Buffalo Baking

· Buffalo Motorsports

Follow Paula on:

· Facebook – Paula Thompson Freelance

· Twitter - @paulat14

· Website –

· Flickr – PaulaThompsonFreelance

Contact Paula at


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!