Buffalo, New York
Brrrr! It's frigid in upstate New York, but Buffalo's First Night festivities will keep you indoors, entertained, and out of the cold. All activities are geared toward families, such as amusement park rides, magic performances, a variety show, and live music. The party runs from 5 to 10 p.m.; tickets are $7 in advance (purchase at local Wegman stores) or $10 at the door. For a full listing of all the happenings, visit FirstNightBuffalo.org.
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