This year will be the first annual Light Up Buffalo celebration to help kick off the Christmas Holiday season.
Saturday will be a day full of events in downtown Buffalo, culminating in the lighting of the community Christmas tree and a wine-tasting and auction at Deerfield's afterwards.
Marie Verger, with the Buffalo Downtown Association, said the day came from suggestions from local merchants.
Parents can drop their kids at Sheridan College in Johnson County for the kids to make Holiday jewelry. The cost is $15 if registered before Saturday or $20 the day of. For more information, call 674-6446 ext. 4500.
Also, kids can be dropped off at the craft tent in Crazy Woman Square where they can enjoy crafts, games and activities while mom and dad shop downtown.
At 5 o'clock, the lighting of the community Christmas tree will happen in Crazy Woman Square, and the evening's festivities will then move to the old Deerfield Building.
Another new offering this year are the Christmas Wish Boxes, which are located in area businesses. Just fill out the information on the card, including what you want from that store for a gift, and the BDA will send the info to whomever you wish.
Verger invited everyone downtown to enjoy the day and have some fun.
For a list of all the day's activities, which begin at 10 am Saturday, or for more information on the event in general, go to http://lightupbuffalo.org/review...