Holiday home tours

Tickets are on sale for the Historical Association of Lewiston’s eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes, “A Town and Country Christmas,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Six homes will be professionally bedazzled, complete with tablescapes. Tickets are $25 each and available at, local Wegmans and in Lewiston at the Orange Cat Coffee Company, the Village Bake Shoppe and DiCamillo Bakery. Or phone 754-4214.

The ninth annual Christmas Tour of Homes in and close to the Town of Hamburg is planned from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Six homes will be featured. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 tour day. Purchase them in Hamburg at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., and Expressions Floral & Gift Shoppe, 59 Main St. Visit

Parkside fair

Known for such signature acts as the Great Teeterboard and Group Contortion, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China in Cirque Chinois performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mainstage Theatre in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. Tickets, $26.50 ($16.50 for students and children), are available at the box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and at, (888) 223-6000. For information, call 645-2787 or visit


The Buffalo History Museum will present its ninth annual book-signing with 50 local authors from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum, 1 Museum Court at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace. Free and open to the public. For information, call 873-9644, Ext. 301, or visit