Weekend Fun in Buffalo

Kids do their Christmas shopping at the Christmas Kids' Shop at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Kids do their Christmas shopping at the Christmas Kids' Shop at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

The events in Buffalo this past weekend kept everyone busy and shoppers of all ages braved the cold to take advantage of great deals at local vendors. Sheridan Media News Director in Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, takes a look back.


Saturday morning, shoppers lined up downtown to wait for the opening of vendors downtown, and Whips and Spurs 4-H provided coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts to those in line.

There were open houses at various shops and the Jim Gatchell Museum, and a chance for kids of all ages to make gingerbread ornaments at Sheridan College in Johnson County.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church offered area kids the chance to shop for family members for free. Organizer Julia Bettinger was thrilled and a bit overwhelmed with the turnout on Saturday.

The Christmas Kids' Shop will be open again this Saturday, Dec. 11 starting at 9 am.

The chili feed in Crazy Woman Square began at 4 pm to warm those waiting for the parade to start. More than 31 buckets of chili were served with hot chocolate and coffee provided free, courtesy of local vendors and the Chamber of Commerce.

The main event, of course, was the annual Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday night.

Nearly 30 floats wound through downtown with their interpretation of the theme “Christmas Around the World” lit up for all to enjoy.

We will have the results of the voting on the floats as it becomes available from the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.

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