CoL 2017 – Black Rock Village

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.

We are thrilled to have partnered with the Black Rock Riverside Alliance for our 10th annual City of Light! Over 100 B Team volunteers decorated homes and storefronts in the historic Black Rock Village, created a winter wonderland in Market Square Park, and hosted a Frozen-themed carnival at St. John’s United Church.

Want to help?

We are already beginning to plan for City of Light 2018! We are seeking community based organizations in under-served neighborhoods in Buffalo that would be interested in partnering with us for this signature event. We are also in need of energetic committee members who would like to help with the behind the scenes work. B Team is always seeking grant opportunities and potential sponsors. Please email for more information or to join our City of Light planning committee.

Thank You 2017 Sponsors!

Platinum Level


Gold Level

Christmas in July


Silver Level

Black Rock Business Association
Buffalo Sports Garden
Comedy for a Cause
Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr.
Pints & Pads
The Service Collaborative of WNY
Spring It On
Staff Buffalo, LLC*
Valu Home Centers
Wise Guys Pizza

Bronze Level

Community Beer Works
Enchanting Birthdays
Hydraulic Hearth
Isaac Williams
Norine Eaton
Rohall’s Corner
Ryan Slomiany
Sara Vernon
Senator Tim Kennedy*
Terri Perry

*Denotes a multi-year supporter of 3 years or more