Be our guest in Nickel City this winter for a fun, action-packed getaway.
Buffalo is a year-round city that never lets the long winter shut it down. Buffalo’s open-air activities are beyond compare while a full slate of indoor arts and performance events make your stay extra-special.
Get Your Skates On
Go Dutch this winter in Buffalo by touring the frozen canals on a pair of ice skates. The Ice at Canalside offers daily skating along the city’s picturesque waterfront. Ice bike rentals are available if you want to try something completely different. Afterwards, enjoy hot cocoa and a curling match.
Experience a more traditional day on the ice at the Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza. Bring your own blades for free skating at this downtown venue every day from 11 a.m. Snacks and hot beverages are available nearby.
Buffalo’s Sporting Events
Wintertime is Sabre time in Buffalo. Our NHL hockey team matches up with tough Atlantic Division competitors for some action-packed games at First Niagara Center. Be sure to reserve your tickets when you plan your trip to Buffalo.
Botanical Gardens Exhibits
Revive with a tropical sojourn at Buffalo’s Winter Orchid Show, which welcomes visitors daily from January 23 to February 28. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, the show satisfies your spring cravings with a feast of colorful blooms. Other ongoing winter events at the Botanical Gardens include the Amaryllis Exhibit, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Lumagination, an interactive evening light show.
More Entertainment Options
Our own Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra heats up winter with an eclectic schedule of performances at the historic Kleinhans Music Hall. Enjoy an evening of orchestral jazz, disco, swing and more, plus concerts for children and solo performances.
Live theater performances are a Buffalo specialty year-round. This winter, you can take in “All My Sons,” an Irish Classical Theater Company performance at Andrews Theater, the musical “End of the Rainbow” at Kavinoky Theater, “Pippin” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and “Ring of Fire,” the story of Johnny Cash, at MusicalFare Theater.
Enrich your spirit with fine art at the “Monet and the Impressionist Revolution” exhibit this winter. Presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the exhibit continues through March 20 and is open every day but Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Buffalo’s busy schedule of activities and events this winter are guaranteed to keep cabin fever at bay. Contact us at Ellicott Hospitality to reserve accommodations for your Buffalo winter getaway. We serve south Buffalo, the airport, downtown Buffalo and several other convenient locations.