Merry Christmas from Buffalo, NY – First Wednesday
December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join presenter TinaMarie Kumiega from Explore Buffalo as we explore Buffalo’s Christmas Traditions.
“Despite modern-day commercialism, Christmas here in Buffalo and throughout this nation was first a religious celebration whose roots date back to the Romans and to ancient pagan rites. While it eventually evolved into a general celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas was deeply rooted in the specific ethnic origins and traditions of the families celebrating it. Buffalo, with its diverse ethnic population, had an abundance of Christmas traditions that influenced the various ways this holiday was celebrated. Join us to learn how these early Buffalonians brought their unique ethnic and religious traditions to help define a Buffalo Christmas!”
Doors open at 5:30pm, with the presentation starting at 6:30pm. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. We’ll also have a 50-50 split club drawing to benefit the Museum. The Railroad and Steel Plant Museums will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!
Please park in the lot at the rear of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center Buffalo at 100 Lee St., and enter through the middle rear door. Wheelchair access is via the front doors on Lee St.
Questions? 716-821-9361 or firstname.lastname@example.org