Saturday, January 27, 2018: 7-10 PM
Hotel at the Lafayette
391 Washington Street


Explore Buffalo’s 2018 Winter Gala will be at the Hotel at the Lafayette! Join us on Saturday, January 27th to support the continued growth of Explore Buffalo. Did you know that in three years, Explore Buffalo has grown from annual attendance of 6,200 (2014) to over 18,000 (2017)? We need your continued support to sustain this growth!

Purchase a ticket today to join us for an evening in support of Explore Buffalo at one of Buffalo’s most elegant settings. Tickets include two drink tickets and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening from Marquis de Lafayette. Music by Saxman Slim will entertain you throughout the evening. The Winter Gala will feature live and silent auctions and a raffle of many unique Buffalo-themed experiences and items, from original local artwork to special behind-the-scenes tours. This is also your annual opportunity to vote on possible new tours for Explore Buffalo’s 2018 tour season!

The VIP Ticket allows early access to the event at 6:30 PM with a champagne reception, and a special complimentary gift!


  • General Admission: $75
    • Explorer Pass Admission: $70
    • Early Ticket Sale Special – Extended Through January 15! – $65
  • VIP Admission: $95
    • Explorer Pass VIP Admission: $90


For information about becoming a Winter Gala Sponsor, click here or contact Brad Hahn at