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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 www.lewistonhometour.com, 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 facebook.com/christmashometourhamburg.

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 tickets.com, (888) 223-6000. For information, call 645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.

Book-signing

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 www.buffalohistory.org.