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Ninja training, laser maze and more at First Night Buffalo

First Night Buffalo will be held 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve – at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The 27th annual event provides safe and family-friendly activities with rides and amusements.

New attractions this year include Hybrid Fitness Buffalo-American Ninja Warrior training, Flexible Comedy with Jonathan Burns and a laser maze. Returning attractions include the Buffalo Bills Play60 Fitness Challenge, Jeff Musial the Animal Guy, musician Kevin McCarthy, the Bubble Black Light Dance Party, the Toddler Zone and the Midway Caravan: The Backyard Circus and Family Puppet Parade.

A Grand Finale Balloon Drop will be held at the end.

Tickets are $10 for ages 3 and older at Wegmans, $12 at the door. Free parking is available for attendees at the Fernbach and Main Place Mall parking ramps.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, go to or call 635-4959.

First Night Buffalo is presented by Independent Health Foundation and sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, Independent Health, The Buffalo News, VSP Marketing Graphic Group and Lamar.