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More events for December 9th through 15th, 2013

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Christmas at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure – Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th at the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd. in Varysburg. Events features breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus, horse-drawn sleigh rides, the Safari Trolley ride, Santa’s Workshop and more. Breakfast is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. ($12 for adults, $6 for children) and lunch is from noon to 2:30 p.m. ($14 for adults, $7 for children). Find out more about the park and the event at

Breakfast with Santa – Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo. Santa and his elves will visit kids for two seatings, 9 and 11 a.m., each day; featuring a breakfast buffet from CJ’s Catering. Pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children (members receive $3 discount per ticket); visit for tickets and more information or call 716-995-6133.

Polar Express – Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th at the Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. in Medina. There are four departure times each day: 2:15, 3:30, 4:45 and 6 p.m. – the ride is one hour long, and your ticket includes Museum admission. Tickets range in price from $23 to $45 and will be held at the Will Call window at the Museum for pick up – please arrive approximately one hour before the ride. More information on the excursion can be found at

It WAS A Wonderful Life! – Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th at 2 p.m. each day at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. This year’s performance is written and directed by Joseph Demerly and will be narrated by “John Lay,” the first person to be interred in Forest Lawn in 1850. Tickets are $25 per person, and seating is limited for each performance, so reservations are required – call 716-885-1600 for reservations. Find out more at

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