Winter Festivals in Buffalo

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Get a List of Winter Festivals in Buffalo that are Fun 4 Kids too!

2023 Edition

Living in Buffalo, we’re bound to get some cold weather and snow! You can make the most of the not-so-fun weather by finding activities that embrace and celebrate winter.  We’ve got a list of places to go sledding, ice skating and tons of other winter fun ideas but between January and February each year, many towns and businesses hold Winter Festivals.

Most Winter Festivals in Buffalo are free to attend and many are geared towards families with kids!  Here’s a list of upcoming winter festivals in Buffalo.


Town of Tonawanda Winter Fest – January 13-15, 2023
Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Winterfest celebration starting on Friday, January 13, 2023 and continuing through Sunday, January 15, 2023. This event features free and affordable fun for all ages!  There are a ton of activities for the kids along with special appearances from characters, and much more.  Check out their schedule of events!


Ice Fest Weekend at Canalside – January 13-15, 2023
While Canalside is known for having a variety of winter activities all season long, they have announced a family-friendly weekend packed with fun for their Ice Fest Weekend, including a family day with Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate Ice Bar! How cool!


Winter Faire @ Aurora Waldorf School – January 14, 2023
Join AWS at their Winter Faire! This event is open to all! Reservation for admission is required, and entry costs are $7.00/Adult and $7.00/Child. Come check out the school as it transforms into a magical, enchanted, winter land with fairies, gnomes, castles, and more!
Activities include:
-Jump Rope Making
-Storytelling & Performances
-Numerous Family & Kid-Friendly Craft Projects
-Puppet Show
-Face Painting
-Maple Cotton Candy and other Seasonal Snacks


Totally Sweet Buffalo Winterfest – February 11, 2023

Join Totally Sweet Buffalo at Riverworks as they present their family-friendly Winterfest! The event page boasts 75 local vendors, ice skating with characters, curling, food and more!