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This week around Buffalo: December 16th through 22nd, 2013

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights – now through Sunday, December 29th (selected dates) throughout the Fairgrounds (enter from South Park Ave.). The ninth annual festival features hundreds of light displays, reindeer carriage rides, the new, interactive Kids Game Show and much more. Gates are open from 5 to 9 p.m. (buildings and grounds are open until 10 p.m.); admission is $20 per carload, $25 for 15-passenger van or limo, and $50 per bus. For exact dates of operation click here.

M&T Third Friday Holiday History – Friday, December 20th at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Ct. in Buffalo. On the third Friday of each month, visitors are admitted to the Museum for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from 5 to 9 p.m. this month, the Holiday Family Event will feature crafts, caroling, model trains, a scavenger hunt and more. Cost for the Holiday Family Event is $10 per child (non-member), $5 per child (member), free for adult members and regular admission for non-member adults. Find out more about the event at www.buffalohistory.org.

Santa on the Carrousel – Saturday, December 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St. in North Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per person including lunch, $6 per person for after-lunch activities only – find out more here.

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