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Broadway Market Inaugural Ugliest Holiday Sweater Competition

Author Mark Lazzara:

Wearing ugly holiday threads continues to take the nation by storm. Do not just leave your hideous Christmas Sweater at home. Share it with the world, not just your faithful friends and kin. This is your time to show it off. It appears that most folks have one or two of the Yuletide tragedies.

If you are looking for a place to display your most favorite ugly sweater, consider Broadway Market as the perfect venue. Come to the Broadway Market on Saturday December 10and show off that loud and proud knitted masterpiece that you must hide in your closet the rest of the year. Get a complimentary photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, from 11 am to 3 pm.

To enter the contest you must submit your Broadway Market photo to Market Manager Kathy Peterson – You must do so by the close of the business on Monday December 12, 2016. After that, the voting begins. People can vote for their favorite ugly sweater at the Broadway Market Facebook Page. Your picture will be posted from December 13 to December 16, with the winner announced and prize awarded on Saturday, December 17 .

Also, on Saturday December 17 and Sunday December 18, The Broadway Market will be hosting the Annual Holiday Train Show, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Vendors will be featured throughout the market, with free admission, door prizes and a thrilling operating train layout.


The Broadway Market is open all year round. It was started by a group of citizens on a city-donated parcel at 999 Broadway in 1888. The Broadway Market quickly became a community meeting place.

The first Market structure burned down at the turn of the last century. It was replaced by a building twice as large as the original. The current structure was built in 1956, and has 90,000-square feet of retail, with two floors of free parking for 1,000 automobiles.

Famed for its ethnic old world shopping atmosphere, the Broadway Market’s fresh food merchant base is comprised of family-owned, family-operated butcher shops, poultry stands, fruit/vegetable stands and bakeries, featuring candy shops, delicatessens, and eating places.

The Broadway Market | 999 Broadway Street | Buffalo, New York | (716) 893-0705

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