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The 5th annual West Side Holiday Celebration

Peace, Love, & Grant Street is taking place today – Thursday, December 1 from 4pm-8pm. The event features many of the shops, restaurants, and services that can be found along Grant Street.

Each year, Grant Street continues to shine in ways that we have not seen previously. Whether it’s a new ethnic market or a new building rising into the air, there is a sense that this street is finally hitting some significant strides. One of the best way to celebrate the incremental victories is to partake in the festive holiday events that are planned throughout the season (starting today).

Grant Street will be hopping with pop-up marketplace, featuring food trucks (in front of Chi-Chi’s Hardware 375 Grant Street), holiday arts and crafts, and an appearance by Santa’s elves.

What to look for:

Grant & Potomac (outside) Live rock band, petting zoo (sponsored by West Side Business & Tax Payers), roasting chestnuts on an open fire, and face painting

CAC (Buffalo State Community Academic Center) 214 Grant Street – The CAC is celebrating its fifth anniversary by making service projects to be donated to Buffalo’s newcomer refugee families. Stop in for their open house and learn more about their current work and accomplishments.

West Side Bazaar 25 Grant Street – Two special performances:

Buffalo String Works (5:30 pm) BSW aims to benefit an under-served population on Buffalo’s west side by providing a creative outlet for children searching for a sense of belonging in their new home. BSW recognizes the significance of music as a universal language.

La Marimba Buffalo (6:30 pm) Performed by Tiffany Nicely, Gabriel Gutierrez, and Ringo Brill. Enjoy traditional marimba music of Southern Mexico.

After party at Gypsy Parlor 376 Grant Street. Karaoke will begin at 9 pm.

Make sure to stop by and support other participating venues, as they will be open later than usual

#shopsmall

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