We're three weeks away from the start of the holiday season and there's a pretty cool event coming to Buffalo RiverWorks.

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According to their Facebook page, Buffalo RiverWorks is having a Christmas festival this November and December called the Buffalo Winter Village.

The event starts on Friday, November 27th (Black Friday) at 12 pm and goes on every Saturday and Sunday, December 20th.

It features crafts, arts, and food vendors, along with ice skating!

The Buffalo Winter Village will also feature live music.

The best part is its Buffalo-themed and local. There should be plenty of local vendors with great food, drinks, and even chocolates. If you know anyone who would like to be a vendor, they are currently looking for those interested.

Masks will be required when not eating or drinking and all vendors will be spaced out to fit COVID-19 compliances.

This sounds like a really fun way to start the Christmas shopping season and maybe this can become a regular tradition in Buffalo for holiday shoppers from all over. Shopping at locally-owned businesses for Christmas is something my family makes it a point to do every year.