It was all about small business at a Christmas market in South Buffalo on Saturday.

"It's a beautiful setting. It's an old church, it's a great way to get the community together and celebrate the holidays," said Coalition for a Vibrant Seneca Street member Pete Scarcello.  

The Coalition and Hook and Ladder Development transformed an old church on Seneca Street into a Christmas market to celebrate small business. The event had horse drawn carriage rides and Santa for family fun.

"This year we have almost ten vendors that are participating in this holiday market who are new brick and mortar companies on the Seneca street corridor. We have a lot of first time vendors," said Scarcello.

Seneca Street in South Buffalo is on the rise after the renovation of Shea's Seneca.

Sam Scarcello is the co-owner of Public Espresso a coffee roastery and cafe' that operates out of the Hotel Lafayette. Scarcello says the business will soon be expanding to Seneca Street.

"We were approached for the Shea's Seneca project and we signed on almost immediately sight unseen just knowing kind of what the general plans for Seneca street and South Buffalo," said Scarcello.

Darlene Ungaro is opening her own up-cycled furniture shop on Seneca Street in February.

"We're all very excited about what's happening which is nothing but good things and growth and more businesses coming," said Ungaro.

"Events like this is are great for everybody to come out and support all of the businesses that work year round to stay local and support the community around them," said Buffalo Collective Studio Co-owner Jillian Cannan