Although no throngs of people showed up downtown this past weekend for Buffalo's first-ever Light Up Buffalo event, there were people that participated in the various events throughout the day, and those who showed up to witness the lighting of the community Christmas Tree Saturday afternoon.
Elizabeth Zigmont, who showed up to watch the lighting of the tree, said she thought this was the beginning of what could be a great tradition in Buffalo.
The City of Buffalo in past years used to light up a number of trees downtown and on the courthouse lawn, but the tradition was discontinued years ago. The hope, according to many at this year's tree lighting, is to see this become a new tradition.
City councilman Bill Hawley praised the efforts of those that put the new event together.
The day's events were scheduled for parents to drop off their kids to do fun activities while the parents shopped downtown, and for everyone to have fun.
Carriage rides, crafts, jewelry-making and baked goodies were all part of the fun as well.
The evening culminated in a wine tasting/auction/gathering in the old Deerfield Building with entertainment and refreshments.
This Saturday, December 3rd will be another great opportunity to check out downtown Buffalo with the annual chili feed and Christmas Parade among other events.