East Aurora is a village in Erie County, New York, United States, southeast of Buffalo. It lies in the eastern half of the town of Aurora. According to the National Council of Home Safety and Security, it is also among the safest places to live in New York State
This small village near Buffalo is the perfect, old-fashioned Christmas destination
Due to its enchanting streets filled with Christmas lights, old-fashioned architecture, and charming Christmas traditions, East Aurora comes alive during the holiday season and captivates families from all around the U.S.
East Aurora takes great pride in their annual Christmas Carolcade, which happens to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! For this event, the entire town comes together to sing Christmas carols to spread joy around their community. The event starts in East Aurora Main Street and is open to everybody!
Best Christmas Activities: Annual Christmas Carolcade, Roycroft Campus Holiday Show, Healthy Zone Rink Ice Skating
Main Street in East Aurora is lined with a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, churches, municipal buildings and carefully preserved homes. Businesses include the Toy Loft (a local toy store), Vidler’s (an old-fashioned five and dime store), Arriba Tortilla (one of the Town’s Mexican eateries), and the Aurora Theatre, a 650-seat, big-screen cinema theatre with a classic, old-fashioned neon marquee.
On Riley Street sits the Healthy Zone rink which was created by the Aurora Ice Association. They have made gradual improvements to the outdoor facility since its inception, including a roof and a brand new warming lodge that was opened in November 2015. The rink’s components such as the boards, glass and refrigeration system were purchased by the Aurora Ice Association and is the same equipment used in the 2008 NHL Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins
East Aurora has been home to a number of regional landscape painters, most notably Carl W. Illig (1910-1987). He painted landscape scenes along Cazenovia Creek, and fields and hills around East Aurora, in all seasons.