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Thank you to all of our performers who made First Night Buffalo a fun event for the whole family. Be sure to check back next December to see what exciting activities we'll have at next year's event!


Kevin McCarthy

Welcome to the 25th anniversary of First Night Buffalo. Receive a commemorative gift as you join us this year, and enjoy entertainer Kevin McCarthy as his renditions of popular songs fill the lobby with excitement.

The Red Trouser Show

This combination of precision acrobatics with intense knife and fire juggling will have you in awe. Without a single dull moment and non-stop action, you will laugh while your heart is pounding with excitement. The show ends with a stunt performed over 20 feet in the air! Don't miss the chance to be astounded!

Evan Young

Outfitted with a distinctive mix of quick wit, youthful energy, and stunning juggling skills, Evan keeps audiences laughing, amused, and amazed Juggling with a bowling ball? Come see this and much more!


Come see Steven, a member of the Xpogo Stunt Team, the most talented and experienced extreme pogo performance team in the world. Jumping over 9 feet in the air, while throwing down flips and incredible tricks, Steven is sure to impress.

Midway Caravan: The Backyard Circus & Family Puppet Parade

Bring your imagination and come participate in a backyard circus. Enthusiastic children from the audience will be chosen to be part of the circus; be a lion, the ringmaster, or even walk the tightrope! A Family Puppet Parade will take place at the conclusion of each show.

Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics

Back by popular demand! Recently making appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Jeff Musial keeps audiences smiling and laughing with his witty comments and fun facts on his scaly, furry and feathered friends. Don't miss this exciting and interactive show.

Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers

Peter Boie is sure to entertain everyone from the hard-to-please teenager to parents to grandparents and everyone in between. His award winning, mind blowing magic show will make you gasp in awe, laugh 'til it hurts and inspire your imagination.


Take the Fitness for Kids Family Challenge!

Bring your family and lots of energy as you test your skills and knowledge. Run, jump and battle it out for a healthier you! 25 lucky families will win! Set a healthy goal and get a prize.

Toddler Zone

Bring your little ones (ages 6 and under) to explore their favorite play houses, ride on toys, and play some over-sized games!

Costumed Characters

Bring your camera to meet Bob the Builder, Iron Man, Mike the Knight, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Wild Thing and Clifford.

Laser Tag

A First Night favorite, children ages 6 and up can take a turn at this fast-paced game of high-tech hide-and-seek.

Tekno Bubble Black Light Dance Party

Get your face painted, then dance the night away at the tekno bubble dance party! This special room is full of mega-large, super cool, bubbles, special black lights, and music. We guarantee you won't be able to stand still!

Health Screenings

Stop by and learn how to be healthier in 2014! Be good to your body. Kick start the new year by checking your blood pressure, cholesterol and percentage of body fat to see how you can be healthier in 2014. Smokers can also have a special lung test performed and receive information on how to quit.

Amusement Rides

Take a ride on the musical swings, climb the rock wall, or spin around in the Octopus. Thrill rides for kids of all ages!

Inflatable Fun

Cruise through an obstacle course or jump around in a bounce house!

DUI Simulator

With the epidemic of distracted driving, it's critical for the safety of drivers to check out this unique distracted driving simulator to learn the dangers of driving while distracted or impaired.

Multi-Cultural Stage

Come visit and learn more about these groups:

  • Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY
  • Buffalo Native Resource Center
  • African American Cultural Center
  • Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY

Performance Schedule:

5:00-5:45Orquesta Salsabor Band performing with Latin Souls Dance Group
6:00-6:10Rince na Tiarna
6:20-6:35Native American Hoop Dancers
6:45-7:00African American Cultural Center Dance and Drum Performance
7:15-7:30Rince na Tiarna
7:45-8:00Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY
8:15-8:30Iroquois Social Dance
9:00-9:45Orquesta Salsabor Band performing with Latin Souls Dance Group


Don't miss the grand finale countdown and the balloon drop.