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Buffalo Zoo to debut new winter event to replace 'Polar Bites'


Mon, Jan 11th 2016 11:00 am

Tickets are now available for "Arctic White Out," a brand-new wintertime fundraiser benefiting the Buffalo Zoo, presented by Inspire Dental Group.

The inaugural "Arctic White Out" will take place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The cocktail party-style event will replace the long-running "Polar Bites" sampling event.

"There are so many sampling-style fundraiser events in Buffalo now, and we really wanted to change things up and offer something a little more unique," said the Buffalo Zoo's events manager, Katie Jordan. "We've already received lots of positive feedback from local companies and vendors who want to participate. We think it's going to be a popular addition to the zoo's schedule of events."

"Arctic White Out" will be an all white (attire) cocktail party featuring the best in local winter indulgences. There will be spirit tastings and a signature cocktail from local vodka brand 1812, a Tom & Jerry station, ice wine samplings from Chateau des Charmes, visits from Buffalo Zoo animals, dancing, auctions, an indoor snowfall and more winter-themed fun.

Tickets to the event are $50 and include a complimentary welcome cocktail, catered hors d'oeuvres and parking. The ticket price will increase to $60 the day of the event. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $100 each, which include a reserved lounge area and an open bar.

Tickets can be purchased on the Buffalo Zoo's website, www.buffalozoo.org, or by calling 716-995-6133. Attendees must be 21 or older.

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