Catwalk for Charity– Sunday, December 4th at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. in downtown Buffalo. The annual event benefitting Ryan Miller’s Steadfast Foundation takes on the theme “Wrangling for a Cause” this year, and will feature food from Buffalo’s top restaurants, celebrity appearances, live music, auctions and more. Tickets are $200 and available through www.thesteadfastfoundation.com.
Yuletide in the Country– Friday through Sunday, December 2nd through 4th, December 9th through 11th and December 16th through 18th at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. in Mumford. 90-minute tours featuring reenactments of Christmases past complete with music; a buffet supper is also available for an extra charge. Tours are $22 for adults, $15 for kids 4 to 16; hours are Friday 5 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 to 7:45 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. (tours leave every 15 minutes). Find out more at www.gcv.org.
Polar Express train rides – Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th, December 10th and 11th and December 17th and 18th at the Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. in Medina; excursion times for the one-hour ride are 4:20, 5:45 and 7 p.m. each night. The ride features a reading of the book The Polar Express and background music from the motion picture, plus hot cocoa and cookies. The tour travels to the “North Pole” for a visit with Santa Claus. Tickets are $28 for standard seating and $45 for first-class seating – find more information at railroadmusuem.net.
Breakfast with Santa– Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th and December 17th and 18th at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo. Santa and his elves will visit kids for two seatings, 9 and 11 a.m., each day; featuring a breakfast buffet from CJ’s Catering. Pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children (members receive $3 discount per ticket); visit www.buffalozoo.orgfor tickets and more information or call 716-995-6133.
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