Buffalo Kicks Off Christmas Season With Full Day Of Events

The Christmas season in Buffalo began Saturday with numerous events throughout the day, and the annual Chili Feed and Lighted Christmas parade ending the day in grand style.

In addition to sales, bazaars and expos where shoppers could browse for that perfect gift, purchase Christmas trees and have pictures taken with Santa, and kids could build their own gingerbread houses.

Two favorite annual Holiday traditions, the Free Chili Feed and Christmas Parade began at 4pm and 6pm, wrapping up the busy day where holiday revelers could fill their tummies with chili prepared by local restaurants, have a cup of cocoa or coffee courtesy of the Buffalo Lions Club, and build and roast their own s'mores provided by Alecia Kozicek and State Farm Insurance in Buffalo, before taking in the lighted parade.

More than 30 lighted floats made up this year's 32nd annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and winners were awarded bragging rights in different categories by a team of judges chosen by the Chamber of Commerce.

In the Commercial Category, first place went to the float by Buckingham Lumber and the Big Horn Mountain Radio Network.
Second place went to Carlat Construction.

In the Adult Organization category, first place went to the Pan Buffalo Steel Drum Band and second place went to the Buffalo Quilting Gals.

In the Youth Organization category, first place went to Johnson County 4-H Team, second place went to Johnson County Rodeo Royalty.
The overall winner was the Buckingham Lumber/Big Horn Mountain Radio float.

The winning number for the Christmas Button drawing Friday night was #1587. Those holding buttons with winning numbers will share in $1100 in Buffalo Bucks to be awarded during the Christmas season.

For pictures from this year's Chili Feed and Lighted Christmas Parade, scroll down the page.