Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival! What you need to know!

November 14, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Get ready to shop local! Find some amazing products from hard working, local artisans – this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3! From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Buffalo Riverworks!!!

Here’s what you need to know:



Who’s ready to shop?!  And I mean shop local and dozens of little stores all set up in one amazing venue. We have around 100 vendors on Saturday and on Sunday! Clothing, towels jewelry, ornaments, gift ware, and much more! Click below for a complete list!

A list of vendors who will have their amazing creations for sale at Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival!



There will be live entertainment all day, both days on the big stage! From school choirs to local groups – we have some fabulous music and dancing planned!  (See link below for more on the entertainment)


Santa Claus will be on hand all day, both days – so kids can fill him in on what they’re looking for while moms, dads, and grandparents snap some pics.

There will be a fun activity table for kids, as well as Disney Princesses and Star Wars Characters.  Star Wars Characters will be there Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Buster Bison and Billy Buffalo are stopping by, too!

Details on Princess appearances!

Elsa, Anna and Belle will be on hand Saturday, December 2nd from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Disney 3rd from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

They will be walking around and taking pictures with the kids! Bring your kids and your cameras!


We’ve selected two organizations that will benefit with part of the proceeds of the event.

Ali’s Rally Foundation

EPIC, Every Person Influences Children

We will also have the Salvation Army Bell Ringers there collecting money for those in need – as well as wrapping stations – to get your newly purchased gifts all wrapped up for a donation of your choosing.


If you’ve ever been to Buffalo Riverworks, you might know they have a HUGE parking lot that holds hundreds of vehicles. Their parking lot is absolutely free to park in. once that lot is filled up, they do have over flow parking available in surrounding lots. There is a $5 parking fee for parking in those overflow lots. There’s nothing we can do about that – BUT – we do have a shuttle service that will be driving around the lots, picking folks up and taking them right to the doors! The shuttle seats 20-30 or so and has standing room for another 15. So be sure to look for the We Care shuttle and grab a ride, especially on the way out- with all those gifts!!! AND YES, you can bring strollers! 🙂


We have some amazing food vendors. You can get pizza, wings and fingers – as well as pierogi from Babcia Pierogi   and roast beef sandwiches from Andersons.  (They will also be giving away ice cream samples)


We will have an entire section of home made, delicious desserts. Everything from chocolate and candy to pies, kettle corn and cotton candy!


Tickets are $5 for one day, $8 for both days (2-day passes are available online ONLY). Children 5 & under are FREE.  There will be two lines at the door. One for those already with tickets and one for those needing to purchase tickets. So be sure to get your tickets ahead of time and don’t worry about standing in line! AND – with every ticket purchased, you get a 20% off coupon good at participating vendors!  BUY TICKETS HERE.


It all takes place on December 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo.


We have some amazing sponsors to thank!

Christmas Central 

Dave’s Christmas Store

Frey Electric


Rolly Pollies

Bath Fitter

Schofield Nursing Care

Bee Newspapers

Ficel Transport

The Gutter People of WNY

Value City Furniture

KenDev Realty


Let’s Celebrate the SOUNDS of the season at the Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival – Here’s our incredible musical lineup!!!!!!

Santa is coming to the Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival!

Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival – What is Ali’s Rally and why should we ALL care.

Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival – What to expect



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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    Are you still accepting crafters?

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    Are you still accepting local vendors? We make personalized gifts. We are also interested in being a sponsor.

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    Thank you Mary, Scott and to all of your elves ! 716mas was awesome – great organization, marketing, decor, spirit, vendor selection – just wonderful! Looking forward to taking part in your next event. Keep us on your list …


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