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Western New Yorkers embrace winter weather at annual Larkinville Ice Festival

Bundle up and enjoy fun, outdoor activities in Buffalo's Larkinville.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — No need to hibernate this weekend — bundle up, embrace the weather, and enjoy some winter fun in Larkinville on Saturday.

The 5th annual Larkinville Ice Festival ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Larkin Square, located at 745 Seneca Street.

Outdoor activities included a vendor market, face painting, a coloring station for the kids, and performances from Bird's Nest Circus Arts.

Alpacas from Thistle Creek alpaca farm were there as well. 

Guests also enjoyed horse-drawn carriage rides down Seneca Street.

The Larkin Square event was free.

Not far away at Flying Bison Brewing Company and Buffalo Distilling Company, there was the 6th annual Groundhog Day event. It ran from noon until 6 p.m.

The ticketed event features live music at the two venues along with food trucks.