Savvy Shopping: Buffalo Holiday Guide
Let's be honest, holiday shopping can be stressful. So if you're looking for gifts (or just treating yourself) why not get a head start in Buffalo, where there are plenty of can't-miss stores, artisan markets, and events.
Despite the incredible convenience of online shopping, we think there's something enticing about the holiday displays you can find at a mall. The Walden Galleria is a true "destination" mall, showcasing the latest trends in clothing, housewares, and gifts while also providing several places to eat and play. Visit during the first week in December and you'll even get the chance to meet Santa! Book the Holiday Shopping Package with Reikart House and you'll receive a $50 AMEX Gift Card and luxury transportation to and from your day of shopping (#treatyoself).
If you'd like to make your day of shopping a real event, take a trip to the Holiday in the Village on December 1st in Williamsville. This event includes a tree lighting, a caroling party, and of course – shopping!
We know that gift giving is an art form of its own. To find Buffalo's best artisans, visit the annual Makers + Shakers party on Nov. 24th where more than 130 local business, shop owners, and artisans will be selling awesome items that you actually want to buy. While you shop you can enjoy local booze-makers samples, DIY crafts, a Bloody Mary Bar, and a live DJ.
If you haven't experienced the grandeur of Shea's Main Stage and lobby, then you must head downtown to Shea's Shopping Soiree on November 15th. The 9th annual event is featuring over 60 vendors, complimentary food, raffles and more!
If you've failed to heed our warning about getting your shopping done early, don't fret – we have just the event for you. The 11th Annual WNY Book Arts Center's Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace is December 14th and 15th and features over 40 vendors, giving you the chance to find unique, quality handmade goods from housewares, knitwear, jewelry, hand-printed greeting cards, and posters. See, your last-minute gift can still be thoughtful!
Staying at the Reikart House puts you within easy reach of several holiday shopping destinations and events. Book our Park Here, Fly There package to save yourself the hassle and cost of parking. Relax and enjoy a stress-free night in our luxury accommodations and a complimentary breakfast to get your energy up for shopping. Our Buffalo park and fly special makes travel easy and stress free, just in time for the holidays.