Tagged: Santa Claus


Surfing Santa sails across US-Canada border

blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

{video_photo_caption}Photo courtesy of @SurfingSanta on Twitter

It’s about time border patrol agents eased up on Santa, who occasionally trades in his sleigh for a surfboard and sail.

Fort Erie, Ontario, resident John Fulton—more widely recognized as Surfing Santa—took his annual cross-border trip Sunday…


Second annual holiday celebration at Canalside - PHOTOS

gallery by Erica Morano  • 

{video_photo_caption}Santa Claus came to Canalside to help with the second annual tree lighting celebration

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation held its second annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at Canalside Friday night. The weather was far from a winter wonderland, but it was perfect for this outdoor event that had various events for kids of all ages. Some…


Toronto Santa taunts 3-year-old Leafs fan

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A little Toronto Maple Leafs fan left Lowe’s in tears after Santa told him he looked like a Paul Bunyan and that the Leafs “suck.”

According to a Toronto Sun…

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SantaCon is coming to town

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Santas of all shapes, sizes and sexes will stumble through the streets of downtown Buffalo on Dec. 8.

Be part of the jolly madness that is SantaCon, the now annual—last…

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All of the [holiday] lights

blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

{video_photo_caption}Photo by S.J. Velasquez

December’s chilly conditions are just around the bend and sunlight hours continue to fade into oblivion, but Buffalonians can at least look forward to one thing: holiday light displays.

Bask in the holiday spirit by catching tree lighting ceremonies…


Kriskindlemart starts Friday at the Broadway Market

blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

{video_photo_caption}Photo courtesy of Flickr / Muffet

Forget the craziness of the usual Black Friday festivities and check out this local market instead.

The Broadway Market will again host Kriskindlemart, beginning…


‘Night Before Christmas,’ as told by the Sabres

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{video_photo_caption}Screen shot from video

Thanks to @LindyRuffsTie for tweeting this link out this afternoon.

The video below was posted today by the Buffalo Sabres and includes familiar faces—well, voices?—Rick Jeanneret and Kevin Sylvester,…

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Unleash ‘festive’ on Hertel

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

{video_photo_caption}Photo of Hertel Ave. from the Hertel Avenue Facebook page

It’s not a huge surprise that Santa Claus views Hertel as a rising destination in Buffalo. Maybe he’s messed his beard on barbecue chicken wings at Wellington Pub, downed a pitcher of Christmas Ale at Gecko’s or Sidebar with some staggering reindeer,…