Free, family-friendly holiday events in Buffalo are scheduled in the following Council districts.
- 1st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony for Hertel, 5:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. Pictures with Santa and holiday music from the Buffalo Seminary Semachords.
- Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St. Local small business owners will sell gifts for entire family.
- Christmas in Wonderland, 3 - 5 p.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes will light the holiday tree.
- Christmas in the Park, 5 p.m. Saturday at Tosh Collins Center, 35 Cazenovia St. Carriage rides through Cazenovia Park, holiday music and Santa.
- Christmas in University, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Bailey Check Cashing, 3101 Bailey Ave. Live entertainment, tree lighting and pictures with Santa.