First Night Buffalo

First Night Buffalo

First Night Buffalo has been a New Year’s tradition for over 30 years. And this year, organizers plan on giving Western New Yorkers the same entertainment value from the comfort of their own home.

First Night Buffalo

New Year's Eve is sure to be celebrated differently around the world this year, but organizations in Buffalo are doing what they can to keep a family-friendly tradition alive amid the pandemic.

WBFO file photo/Chris Caya

With milder-than-usual weather in the forecast for New Year's Eve, a larger turnout is expected in downtown Buffalo for its annual ball drop. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says preparations are going smoothly for next  week's celebrations. 

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First Night Buffalo is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Each year, the drug and alcohol-free event invites people from all around Western New York to celebrate the start of a new year by offering a night full of family-friendly activities.

Photo from First Night 2016

Even though temperatures are expected to be in the single digits Sunday - families can still get out and celebrate New Year's Eve in comfort. The community is invited to the 29th annual First Night celebration inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The annual alcohol-free, family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration, known as First Night Buffalo, will again be held inside the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. Event partners offered a preview of this year's activities.