One thing that anyone who grows up in Buffalo knows: it's the biggest small town you'll ever go to. It seems that everyone knows everyone. Okay, maybe not quite literally everyone knows everyone, but it does seem like you run into people you know all the time.

The suburbs that make up the greater Buffalo region are a very tight-knit community. It's what makes this city so special and I truly believe that. The towns and villages that make up Western New York have such a small town atmosphere, and it's such a great region for Christmastime.

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Some towns in Western New York just feel "cozy." You can walk around the main streets and feel like you're in a movie. The decorations and holiday light displays, with people carrying around gifts for loved ones -- there's nothing quite like it.

Online shopping is great, but you have to experience Christmas shopping in these cozy Western New York towns that make this area so special.

What are some of the coziest towns in Western New York? Here are eight of them that are cozy and special during the holiday season.

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