Each holiday season, members of B Team Buffalo organize a grassroots event called City of Light. The goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. Volunteers spend time decorating the streets and adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. B Team Buffalo also hosts a free winter carnival for the families in the community, providing the neighborhood children with gifts from Santa, games, prizes, crafts, and a community dinner. We also gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony.

COL 2016 – Buffalo’s East Side

Date: Saturday, December 3rdcol-2016-logo

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Partner: Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski Drive


Thank You!

Thank you to all the City of Light Committee Members, volunteers, our Matt Urban Hope Center partners, sponsors, and donors who made City of Light 2016 into a great success! Check out some of the media coverage of our community and holiday celebration below the list of silver sponsors.


2016 Sponsors

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Gold Level

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Media Coverage of COL 2016

WBLK – 93.7 FM

WGRZ – Channel 2

WIVB – Channel 4

Time Warner Cable News Buffalo



COL 2015 – Seneca-Babcock

Our City of Light 2015 location was the Seneca Babcock Community Center and surrounding neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who contributed by volunteering, sponsoring the event, and donating to our Indiegogo Campaign! The event was a great success and we were happy to partner with the Seneca Babcock Community Association and the Boys and Girls Club on Babcock Street. Our 160+ volunteers decorated over 60 homes in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood. We gave over 120 toys to children of the neighborhood and Chef’s Restaurant provided a wonderful free dinner for 200 residents.