Power Vista Festival of Trees – now through January 4th, 2014 at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd. in Lewiston. Part of the “Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail,” the Festival of Trees features artificial evergreens and energy-efficient lights, with the trees decorated by local non-for-profit groups. Admission is free, and the Power Vista is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) – find out more at the Power Vista website.
Cheektowaga Winterfest – Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th, with events at Stiglmeier Park (810 Losson Rd.) and the Cheektowaga Recreation Center (2600 Harlem Rd.). Events include a concert from Glenn Colton (Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stiglmeier Park), chili cook-off, cookie bake-off, free public skating and more – find out more at the Town of Cheektowaga website.
A Christmas Story 30th Anniversary Tour – Saturday, December 14th at 1 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda. The special event, which benefits the Riviera Theatre and Sweeney Hose Company, features actors from the film as well as a viewing of the movie at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under – get more information and purchase tickets at www.rivieratheatre.org.
Catwalk for Charity VII – Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m. at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. in downtown Buffalo. The theme of the signature event for Ryan Miller’s Steadfast Foundation is Cirque du Sabres with a Masquerade Twist, and it will feature live music by Les Femmes de Nik and The Heritage, a live auction, open bar and cuisine from Buffalo’s finest restaurants. Catwalk for Charity VII is a 21-and-over event, a rule that will be strictly enforced at the door. Sponsorships and individual tickets ($200 per person) can be purchased at thesteadfastfoundation.com.
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