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Cookies, Claus, and a Caboose @ The Broadway Market

Author: Mark Lazzara

The Christmas spirit is in full swing at The Broadway Market at 999 Broadway near Fillmore Avenue as the Market’s 126th Holiday Kriskindlemart Celebration gets underway and runs until Christmas Eve. On Saturday December 13th the Market is holding a Holiday Christmas Cookie Contest with special guest, Santa Claus, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

The Broadway Market Holiday Cookie Contest is open to the public and has three age categories giving everyone the chance to participate and show off their favorite holiday cookie recipe! Categories are: Kids age 12 and under, Teens age 13 – 19, and Adults aged 20 and over. Contestants must be sure to deliver their cookies to The Broadway Market at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13th as the judges will sample the entries and make their decisions beginning at 12 noon. To learn more about the Holiday Cookie contest call 716.893.0705.

The Broadway Market kicks off Christmas week with its Annual Miniature Train and Toy Show on Saturday December 20 – 21. Santa Claus will be there both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again on Monday December 22 and Tuesday December 23 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Broadway Market welcomes new Holiday vendors with gift choices ranging from wreath sales to customized t-shirts along with the ever popular and in demand traditional holiday meats, seafood, and confections. The Broadway Market is the perfect place to shop for all of your favorite traditional Christmas items, including Santa Claus cookies and cakes from Melanie’s Sweets, delicious pies from White Eagle Bakery, homemade cookies and cakes from Chrusciki, as well as glazed or smoked hams from Camellia Meats and Lupus Meats, along with fresh fish and shrimp from Broadway Seafood. Other holiday dinner favorites such as yams can be found at Lewandowski’s Produce, and remember to stop by Famous Horseradish for that hot and spicy garnish! Additional vendors will be open Sunday December 21st and all of your favorite Broadway Market vendors will be open next week right up to Christmas!

The Broadway Market is the country’s longest running community marketplace, and ever since 1888 has been known as a fun place to find unique products and great personal service. Merchants range from vendors with meat stands, poultry stands, produce counters, bakeries, delis, candy stands and restaurants. Many Broadway Market merchants are family-owned businesses, passed from generation to generation, and have created some of Buffalo’s best known and best loved foods.

The Broadway Market is open all year from Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., as well as this year on Sunday, December 21. The Market is located at 999 Broadway between Gibson and Lombard Streets in Buffalo’s Historic Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood.

For more information call 716.893.0705 or this website.


Written by Mark Lazzara

Mark Lazzara

I have a passion for helping my fellow Western New Yorkers and advance the great things that are going on in this region. Buffalo Rising is a great booster and it’s a blast writing and contributing to BR about positive happenings in our neck of the woods. I appreciate the help I’ve received over the years from organizations and people who share my passion and supported me in efforts that put thousands of people to work and resulted in a community give back of more than $115M to Buffalo’s neediest during my days at the helm of AmeriCorps.

I’m especially grateful for the opportunities that enabled me to help cities devastated by Hurricane Katrina and rebuild more than 700 family homes that were destroyed. Back at home, I was able to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as a coordinator for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition where we were able to repair, beautify and upgrade homes for an entire neighborhood on Buffalo’s Westside. Other projects close to my heart include a collaboration with Sail Buffalo to build the Cazenovia Boating Center at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, and my annual Christmas season time is spent at Buffalo’s treasure, the Broadway Market, playing Santa Clause.

In my other life, I am a workforce development, business, marketing, public relations and fundraising professional. Earned a M.S. Human Service Management from Buffalo State, and enjoy my family life that includes four amazing grandchildren!

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