Get lost in a winter wonderland with Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, Buffalo Riverworks, and Second Generation Theatre at “Once Upon a Holiday,” a family-friendly holiday festival. On Dec. 18, families are invited to Riverworks to enjoy holiday cheer, music, dancing, skating and shopping.
The Vendor Village will feature dozens of local craftsmen and artisans. While patrons shop, they can enjoy live music performed by students from the Kenmore East High School band program.
Follow beloved fairy tale heroes as they embark on a magical, musical journey in “Once Upon a Time,” an original, 40 minute-musical written by Philip Farugia, SGT Artistic Director Kelly Copps, and Amy Jakiel – performed by Second Generation Theatre. Then cozy up with a mug of hot cocoa for the character skate and wander the vendor village to support local artisans.
"We wanted to offer the community a festive and magical day, with the opportunity to enjoy some music, theater, ice-skating and, most of all, community," said JoAnna Jacob, director of institutional advancement at Explore & More. "We hope to see everyone at Riverworks on Dec. 18."
The schedule for the day is as follows:
√ “Once Upon a Holiday” takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St.
√ 10:30 a.m.: “Once Upon a Time” by Second Generation Theatre ($20 admission)
√ noon to 1:30 p.m.: Character skate ($10 admission)
√ noon until 2 p.m.: Live music by Kenmore East High School band program (free and open to the public)
√ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Vendor Village (free and open to the public)
More information can be found here.
Second Generation Theatre Company (SGT) creates and presents theater in Buffalo. Under the leadership of Executive Director Kristin Bentley and Copps, as well as a 13-member board of directors, SGT’s mission is to provide a collaborative environment for the development and production of plays and musicals. SGT is currently in residence at the Shea's Smith Theatre in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Located in the heart of Buffalo, at Canalside, Explore & More offers children and families four floors to “unlock the limitless potential in all of us.” Play in an immersive, hands-on exhibits while igniting children’s imaginations. Learn about Western New York's history of innovation while dreaming of new discoveries. Explore diverse cultures and unique experiences. Play Into possibilities. Visit exploreandmore.org.
Buffalo Riverworks is one of the City of Buffalo’s premier waterfront, sports, music, adventure and entertainment destinations, located along the historic banks of the Buffalo River. The year-round event venue is part of the Pearl Street family of companies.