Niagara Falls in July

Niagara Falls in July

There is so much fun to be had in Niagara Falls during the month of July. From winery events to musical entertainment and getting one with nature (including Mother Nature herself) – there’s a little something for everyone!

Winery Events

13th Street Anniversary Party – July 13th

Who doesn’t love an anniversary party on Friday the 13th – it’s definitely good luck when it involves food, wine and music!

Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration – July 20th – 22nd 

It’s a three-day celebration of world-class Cool Climate Chardonnays paired with culinary specialties prepared by top Niagara chefs.

63 Winemakers │10 Countries │ 165 Wines

Trius Red Presents Rock at the Winery – July 14th

Enjoy Niagara’s Best Classic Rock Tribute Party featuring all your favourite hits from AC/DC (21 Gun Salute) and KISS (Destroyer) tribute bands while enjoying your favourite Trius wine. There’s also food truck fare and vineyard grill favourites will also be served.

Music and Cultural Events

Niagara Jazz Festival – July 19th – 21st and July 27th – 29th

It’s two weekends of celebrating and appreciating all things “jazz” in Niagara (St. Catharines – July 19th – 22nd) and (Port Dalhousie – July 27th – 29th) – we feel it’s applicable to use “jazz hands” while reading this.

Day of 1000 Musicians – July 21st – Firemen’s Park

This sounds like an incredible event! 250 guitarists, 250 bass guitarists, 250 drummers and 250 singers – and the best part is that it is free! Well not the best part, the 1000 musicians coming together is the best part, but the free part is pretty great too!

Coca Cola Concert Series  – until September 3rd

The Niagara Parks Coca Cola Concert Series will feature complimentary live musical performances from favourite local artists until September 3rd in Queen Victoria Park with a picturesque view of Niagara Falls as your backdrop!

Jackson Triggs Summer Concert Series

Don’t miss your favourite Canadian talent and premium, award-winnng Estate wines in an outdoor amphitheatre setting under the stars!

Tickets are still available for:

  • Johnny Reid – July 17th, 18th
  • Matt Andersen – July 19th
  • Finger Eleven – July 20th
  • Terri Clark – August 16th

 

Water for Life Exhibition – daily until September 9th

This exclusive Cultural International Exhibition is a Canadian Historical Premiere engaging the artistic community from 18 Countries in support of a very special cause; access to clean drinking water.

Get One with Nature

Guided Meditation – NEW this Year

Namaste Niagara opens up the boardwalk at White Water Walk for an unrivaled experience that marries the mindfulness of meditation with the breathtaking power of the Niagara River. Spaces are still available for Sunday, July 29th and Sunday, August 26th.

And we can’t forget all of the AMAZING seasonal and sunkissed Niagara Falls attractions:

Whirlpool Jet Boats – get ready for adventure and fun learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River while experiencing class 5 whitewater rapids

Hornblower Niagara Cruises -it’s a thrill of a lifetime, as this Niagara boat tour gets up close and personal with the thundering roar and power of the mighty Niagara Falls!

Wildplay Niagara Falls Zipline – experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Niagara Falls, as gravity floats riders 670 metres (2,200 feet), at speeds of 70+ kph (40+ mph), along the edge of the vast Niagara river gorge to the Falls observation landing.

Wildplay Adventure Course – it’s a fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara gorge.

Niagara Falls in July is the perfect time to book your getaway! We have a variety of packages to suit every vacation style:

One Night Package

Two Night Package

Romance Package

Girls Getaway

Kids Love Niagara

Get ready to make room for a little Niagara Falls in July Fun!

 

 

Canada Day Niagara Falls

Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls Style

Here are the Top Five Reasons Why you Need to Enjoy a Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls Style:

#1 – The Falls – With heights of 176 feet and a colossal 150,000 gallons of water crashing down per second (just picture approximately one million bathtubs filled with water every minute) – the beauty of this natural wonder will leave you speechless. Plus everything happens around the Falls – a nightly illumination, Fireworks above the Falls daily until September 3rd and concerts just minutes away.

#2 – The Events

There are so many events happening on Canada Day/Fourth of July weekend and these are just a few:

Annual Summer Floral Show – if you’re a flower lover, you can’t miss this daily show which runs until September 9th.

Guided Meditation White Water Walk – this is an experience like no other which marries the mindfulness of meditation with the breathtaking power of the Niagara River as your back drop.

Celebrate Canada Day with the City of Niagara Falls

  • Friday, June 29th – Niagara Jazz Festival – 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, June 30th – Live Entertainment – 1pm – 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 1st – Canada Day Parade starting at 11am and a variety of entertainment until 6pm

 

Fireworks over the Falls – Canada’s longest running Fireworks over the Falls – daily starting at 10pm

Niagara Falls Illumination – see Niagara Falls transform into a multi-coloured water and light masterpiece daily – daily starting at dusk

Markets, Wine Festivals and Concerts – every week. Here are a few of our favourites:

Outdoor Concerts at Jackson-Triggs – get the best of both worlds, great music and wine in the great outdoors. The July 4th event is sold out, but many shows are still available if you book soon!

Johnny Reid – July 17th and 18th | Matt Andersen – July 19th | Finger Eleven Acoustic – July 20th | Terri Clark – August 16th | Bahamas – August 17th

Port Dalhousie Supper Market – every Tuesday night throughout the summer from 4:30pm – dusk. Fine wine, local food venues and entertainment.

Wednesday Supper Market – every Wednesday night throughout the summer enjoy food truck fare, local wine, craft beer and live entertainment

Coca Cola Concert Series – the concert series by the Falls kicks off on Thursday, June 28th and runs straight until Friday, July 6th.

ArtPark Events  – just 20 minutes from our Niagara Falls hotel in Lewiston, New York. Experience ‘Tuesdays in the Park’ (Blue Rodeo with Colin James on June 26th and the Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton on July 3rd). Plus Main Stage concerts all Summer Long!

#3 Niagara Wine Country and the Ever-growing Beer Country. Wow your taste buds with over 70+ Niagara wineries and Craft Breweries.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries

Twenty Valley Wineries

Check out the full guide of Niagara Wineries

Craft Breweries in Niagara 

Winery Events

While these aren’t taking place over Canada Day/Fourth of July weekend, all the more reason to return to Niagara!

Trius Red Presents Rock at the Winery Niagara’s Best Classic Rock Tribute Party featuring all your favourite hits from AC/DC and KISS tribute bands – July 14th – 6:30pm – 10pm

International Cool Climate Celebration – July 20th – 22nd – 63 Winemakers, 10 Countries, 165 Wines. This is a three day event!

Trius Red Presents Blues at the Winery – Music. Wine. Friends. The perfect day in wine country! Join us for our 29th annual Blues Festival  – August 11th

Niagara Grape and Wine Festival – September 15th – 30th – over 100 events, concerts, local wine and cuisine, street parades and more. This is a truly Canadiana experience

#4 The Amazing Niagara Falls Attractions

 

#5 Two Incredible Casinos The Fallsview Casino and the Casino Niagara, which are both just footsteps away from our Niagara Falls Hotel.

Have we convinced you yet? Start planning your Canada Day/Fourth of July Niagara Falls getaway…you’ll be glad you did.

There’s a package with your name on it. From family fun to grown-up fun, there’s a little something for everyone!

 

Rosé All Day Niagara – Niagara Wineries

Rosé All Day Niagara – Niagara Wineries

Those words seem to roll off the tongue quite nicely! Rosé All Day is happening all weekend at a few of our favourite Niagara Wineries. From a running event to casual sipping experiences, if you don’t have anything on the agenda this weekend, your taste buds will definitely thank you!

Niagara Wine Country is Turning Pink

And in this case IT IS because of the wine. June 9th is International Rosé Day and what an action-packed day it will be if you have an all-inclusive touring pass.

Here are the stops:

The Yes Way, Rosé touring pass runs from 11 am to 5 pm both days, and includes:

  • One glass of Rosé wine at Peller Estates, Trius Winery and Thirty Bench Wine Makers (5 oz glasses)
  • One Rosé-themed cocktail at Wayne Gretzky Estates
  • Set of 4 souvenir GoVino glass (one from each winery)
  • A delicious food pairing for each wine and cocktail by Winery Chefs

 

Tours passes are $49 and Not Today Rosé (maybe another day), designated driver pass is $39.

There’s also a Rosé  All Day Run & Sip Party – Trius Winery – June 9th

Running can be fun when wine and a charity are involved! In support of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga and The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), this is the first Rosé All Day Run or Walk. The fun starts at 2:00pm and lasts until 7pm!!

Come back for more fun on June 10th, where you can namaste and drink Rosé at Peller Estates Winery!

Rosé All Day is also happening at Henry of Pelham Winery on Saturday, June 9th.

If you need a place to stay after consuming the Rosé All Day, come our way! The Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls has lots of packages to choose from – hip, hip, horray!

Niagara Falls Fishing

Niagara Falls Fishing

Many people don’t know this, but Niagara Falls is known for some great fishing!

The Niagara River is in fact listed as one of the Top Ten Places to Go Fishing in Ontario!

At 35 miles long, the Niagara River provides anglers with loads of great fishing spots. The area between the Devil’s Hole and the Niagara Bar offers great fishing for steelhead, salmon and sturgeon. In the lower area of the Niagara River, trout, walleye, bass and muskellunge can be readily caught.

Here’s a great clip of some enthusiastic fishermen patiently waiting for some Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) in the Whirlpool. We are big supporters of the ‘catch and release’ policy.

Fishing Season in Niagara

Lake Ontario Fishing (April – October), is the season for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout and Lake Trout.

Niagara River Fishing (mid-October – March), fishing is great on the Lower Niagara River. This time of year is great for Rainbow Trout (Steelhead).

For some fantastic fishing excursions, check out Niagara Fishing Adventures

If you are looking for some amazing Fishing Charters in Niagara (both sides of the border), here are a few suggestions:

1st Choice Fishing Charters, Lewiston, NY

Niagara River Guide Service, Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara River Charter Service, Niagara Falls, NY

Get it Wet Fishing Charters in Port Colborne, Ontario – 905-835-8105

Niagara Falls Accommodations

If you’re looking for Niagara Falls Accommodations, check out the Courtyard Marriott. 

We’re sure that there’s a package that will “catch” your eye!

Photo sources:  Great Lakes Outdoor, LakeSimcoeOutdoors.ca, NiagaraFishing.net

Niagara Falls in the Spring

Niagara Falls in the Spring

Spring is officially here! With Spring comes renewal, rejuvenation, and some fun! Here’s what’s happening in Niagara Falls this Spring and Mother’s Day!

Niagara Markets

Handmade Market – May 11th – 12th 

In celebration of Mom’s weekend, enjoy the 8th annual Handmade Market at 13th Street Winery. We can’t believe that it’s been 8 years and my how it’s grown. Over 140 artisans, amazing 13th Street Wine, live entertainment in an incredible outdoor setting.

Outlet Collection at Niagara – While this isn’t a traditional market, the Outlet Collection is an outdoor adventure! With over 100 stores, there’s something for everyone!

Winery Events

Sip and Sizzle – May 4th – 27th -Spring is all about sipping and getting the BBQ out for a little sizzle. This signature event features 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with each winery offering a VQA and grilled BBQ pairing.

It’s a Mother’s Day Par-Tea at Lakeview Winery – Ice tea and wine…oh my! It’s an afternoon of unique iced and wine infused teas served with a selection of scones, sandwiches and desserts – May 13th – 1:30 – 3pm

Mother’s Day Yoga and Brunch – May 13th – 9:30 – noonish – Between the Lines Winery 

Get in Touch with Nature

Annual Hydrangea Show -May 12th – 27th – This tropical oasis features collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species.

Mother’s Day Winery and Greenhouse Workshop – May 12th – 11:30am  – 1:30pm – Niagara College

 

Music and Entertainment

Niagara is filled with music and entertainment, just in time for Spring:

Cabaret – Fallsview Casino – until May 13th

Bowie Lives – A David Bowie Experience – May 11th – 8pm – 11pm

Pitbull – Fallsview Casino – May 22nd – 23rd 

Neil Sedaka – Fallsview Casino – May 25th – 26th

Steven Tyler and Loving Mary – Artpark – June 12th

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton – Artpark – July 3rd

Barenaked Ladies with Ezra KT Tunstall – Artpark – July 10th

Niagara Falls Attractions

Plus it’s a time when all of the Niagara Falls Attractions are back to life: Hornblower Niagara Cruises (opening Saturday, May 5th), WildPlay’s Mistrider Zipling (opening early May) and Wildplay Aerial Adventure Course (opening mid-April), and Whirlpool Jet Boats. There’s also the year round attractions which give a different perspective based on the season: Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Helicopters and more.

Niagara Golf Courses

If you love a good, yet challenging game of golf, Niagara is the place to be. Check out our favourite tee time hot spots.

We’re also graced with the presence of the amazing Fireworks over the Falls. Check out the schedule for all of the exciting details.

Our Packages – NEW FEATURES!

Spring is the perfect time to get away! Check out our wide variety of packages. Plus We’ve added some great NEW features to many of our packages – wine tasting, beer tasting, and cheese tasting vouchers. Lots of new and delicious experiences. With our Girls’ Getaway Package we’ve added complimentary one-way taxi service to the Outlet Collection for some great shopping! From One Night to Two Night, Romance, Kids Love Niagara and Our Girls’ Getaway Package, there’s sure to be a package that’s perfect for your getaway style!

Artpark Concerts

Artpark Concerts

It’s time to “Get Artsy at Artpark.” If you haven’t experienced Artpark before, you are definitely missing out on some entertaining events. The name “Artpark” says it all. There are some incredible “artsy” events in a breathtaking outdoor “park”. Artpark is celebrating 40 years of providing a full spectrum of engaging entertainment, from Broadway musical productions, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances and concerts in the Mainstage Theater; the Outdoor Amphitheater is home to award winning concert series featuring popular rock and pop performers.

Artpark is located in the picturesque New York State Park, high atop the Niagara River Gorge, where a magnificent celebration of the arts happens every summer.They are located in Lewiston, New York (which is just a short drive across the Lewiston Bridge – 23 minutes from the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls hotel, to be exact).

Artpark is a non-profit organization, striving to deliver top performing and visual arts that are accessible to everyone.

Check out the exciting Artpark events:

“Tuesday in the Park” Artpark Amphitheater: 

Steven Tyler and Mary Loving Band – June 12th

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with the Wood Brothers – June 19th

Blue Rodeo with Colin James – June 26th

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton – July 3rd

Bare Naked Ladies with Better than Ezra and KT Tunstall – July 10th

Tedeschi Trucks Bands of Wheels Soul 2018 – July 17th

Gov’t Mule with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real  – July 24th

Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour – July 31st

Jeff Beck with Special Guest Ann Wilson of Heart – August 7th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band + more – August 14th

The Spinners with Dave Schulz & C.O. Jones  – August 21st

Boy George & Culture Club, the B-52s and Thomspon Twins’ Tom Bailey – August 28th

Coors Light Wednesdays 

Fleet Foxes – July 27th 

An Evening with Ween – July 28th

Portugal. The Man – August 1st

Slightly Stoopid with Stick Figure and Pepper – August 10th

 O.A.R. with Special Guest Matt Nathanson – August 22nd 

Mainstage Performances

Jack White – June 8th – SOLD OUT

The Odyssey – July 4th and 5th

Artpark Theatre Academy – July 9th

Vanessa Williams in Concert with the BPO – July 19th

Halestorm with In this Moment – August 6th

Lindsay Stirling – August 9th

Family Events

Free Family Saturdays in July – Noon – 4pm

Families enjoy hands-on discovery in a scenic setting with live performances by NURT (Niagara University Repertory). Activities include: paint space, pottery, face paint, costume closet and weekly themed workshops.

Family movie nights 

Coco – August 13th – 7:30pm

StarWars – The Force Awakens – August 20th

Summer Solstice Celebration – June 16th – noon

Fallsview Casino

The Fallsview Casino, which is just a 7 minute walk from our centralized Niagara Falls Hotel, has some incredible performances.

Carnival – June 1st – 7th

Boz Scaggs – June 21st

Peter Cetera – June 22nd

Songwriters – June 23rd

Kane Brown – July 5th

Sugarland – July 6th – 7th

Lord of the Dance – July 12th – 22nd

Jay Leno – July 25th – 26th

Tony Orlando – July 27th – 28th

Amy Shumer and Friends – August 2nd

Jeff Dunham – August 3rd – 4th

Cruisin Classics – August 9th – 17th

Blondie – August 24th

Fergie – Sept. 18th – 19th

 

Looking for a place to rest your head after all of this amazing artsy fun?. The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is just a short drive away. Check out our Niagara Falls Packages. From family fun to one or two night packages, there’s something for everyone!

Niagara Wineries in the Winter

Have You Ever Experienced Our 100+ Niagara Wineries in the Winter?

It always just feels like exploring Niagara Wineries in the summertime is the right thing to do, but have you ever experienced one of the 100+ Niagara Wineries in the Winter? There are 68 days left of Winter, which means there are lots of days for tasting. We all seem to get into this state of hibernation in the Winter, but there are so many exciting things to do in Niagara during the Winter, with Niagara winery touring and tasting being just one of them (and might we add a delicious one).

Here’s just a taste of all the great events happening at the Niagara Wineries this Winter:

Niagara Icewine Festival – if you haven’t been before, this is a great way to celebrate Winter in Wine Country. When you purchase the discovery pass you can experience eight food and wine pairings from your choice of over 35+ wineries (yes, 35 wineries). Check out our recent blog for all of the Niagara Icewine Festival details.

Ravine Winery

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class – how about creating a little heat in the kitchen with your loved one with a cooking class for Valentine’s Day? This event will get you out of the house and the kitchen 🙂

Winter at the Farm – Warm up with this delicious dinner at the farm. From January – May – enjoy 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 dessert for $35

13th Street Winery 

Food and Wine Seminar  – Start the year off right with some healthy eating cooking lessons paired with wine of course (life is about balance – right?)

Paint and Sip – Can you think of a better way to make the best of the Winter blahs?

Wayne Gretzky Estates

This winery needs no introduction and it has quickly become a local favourite. In true Canadian form, Wayne Gretzky Estates offers a great selection of wine and Canadian Whisky.

The Great Canadian Whisky Tour – offered daily from 11:30am

The Great Canadian Winery Tour – offered daily from 11:00am

The Whisky Bartender: Cocktails 101 – offered daily at 1pm and 3pm

The Wine and Whisky After Dark Tour – Fridays and Saturdays until March 31st

The Great Canadian Winter Celebration – take part in one of Wayne’s favourite activites…skating on his backyard rink at the winery while enjoying food and drinks at the outdoor Whisky Bar- January 20th – Noon – 10pm

Stratus Winery

Days of Wine and Chocolate – who doesn’t love wine and chocolate? Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate paired together – weekends in February – 11am – 5pm

Peller Estates 

Ultimate 10Below Icewine Lounge Experience – This might be the coolest thing you do this year! 10Below is an igloo-like Icewine Lounge where you and yoru friends can sample two signature series icewines and learn how to make an icewine martini, all while wearing a parka. Bet you can’t say this is something you do every day?

Vino and Cocoa – Interactive Pairing Experience

Wine + Chocolate = happiness for everybody. You’ll love this ever-so-popular winery experience and learn all about the perfect wine and chocolate pairings.

Trius Winery

Tasting Stars – the Sparkling Experience – get ready to explore everything sparkling. Begin your experience with a tour at Ontario’s 2015 Winery of the Year with a stroll through the vineyard before descending into their underground sparkling cellar for a tasting – offered various times throughout the day until March 31st.

We’ve talked a lot about the delicious Niagara Wineries, but we can’t forget all the great Craft Breweries in Niagara too.

Niagara Oast House Breweries – great beer is just down the road, past the old oak, in the big red barn. You can’t miss it!!

Every Friday night, live music, food and beer from 5pm – 12am

Ice Breakers Comedy Festival – they’ll bring the beer and the laughs. The living legend himself, Kenny Robinson hosts a high energy evening featuring Aisha Brown, Marito Lopez and headliner Jean Paul –  January 25th – 8pm – 11pm

Silversmith – you have to experience the energy and rustic charm of this old church that dates back to the 1890s, plus the beer is pretty darn good too. There is ongoing live entertainment weekly, $5 pint specials on Thursdays and often line-ups out the door (which tells you this place is the spot).

The Exchange Brewery – a premium brewery with a tasting room and exceptional beer, located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Old Town heritage District. This Brewery has a lot of events going on throughout the Winter that are sure to lift your spirits.

Paint Night at the Brewery  – January 18th, Feb. 6th, March 13th

Red Roof Retreat Fundraiser – Have a pint for a great cause. $1 from every draft and beer flight goes towards the Red Roof Retreat –  January 20th

Culinary Pop-Up from your Farm Gate – January 27th, Feb. 10th, March 17th

Humour and Hops – Feb. 9th

Sour Tour & Tasting -Feb. 10th

The Woodshed Orchestra – Feb. 10th

Bend & Brew – Feb. 11th

These are just a few of our favs. Check out all of the other happening Niagara Wineries and Craft Breweries in Niagara.

I’m sure all of these tasting events are making you thirsty. What are you waiting for? Book your little getaway to Niagara and include us, because you’ll need a place to catch your zzz’s (after all a day of sipping and savouring can be exhausting). Check out our One Night Romance Package Special offer, from $119 per night which includes: accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, dinner voucher, wine and beer tasting vouchers, a bottle of wine and keepsake glasses (yes we are seeing a trend), chocolates and more. Please drink responsibly and don’t drive and drive.

Niagara Falls during the Holidays

Niagara Falls during the Holidays

There are so many reasons to come to Niagara Falls during the Holidays, but we’ll share the Top Five Reasons Why you Need to Spend the Holidays with Us:

#1 Niagara Falls in the Winter – it’s just as glorious as Niagara Falls in the Spring, Summer and Fall, but there is something so magical about the frozen ice and icicles. Plus there aren’t any line-ups and crowds, so you get a little one-on-one time with the incredible natural wonder, Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls in the Winter

#2 The 35th Annual Winter Festival of Lights – each year the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights gets better and better. Over 2 Million twinkling lights over an 8km route. It’s the perfect Winter tradition to start with family and friends. Plus there are fireworks every Friday night and nightly from Dec. 22nd – Dec. 29th.

#3 Deck the Falls Walking Tour – if you are looking for a fun and unique experience during the holidays, you’ll definitely have to check out the Deck the Falls Walking Tour. This self-guided tour allows you to explore signature experiences at sixteen venues in Niagara Falls at your leisure. This is the last weekend to be part of this fun-filled experience: December 15, 16 from 5 – 10pm. The WEGO shuttle is also available, if walking isn’t your thing. Tickets can be purchased at https://fallsconventions.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&server=ww2&aff=sccn#def_1174322578.

There is also a buy one, get one half off special happening right now. Enter promo code: halfprice17


Deck the Falls Walking Tour

PARTICIPATING VENUES

Casino Niagara – Enjoy one complimentary culinary sampling of food from our new restaurant.
Courtyard by Marriott – Stop by to sample one of Niagara’s finest local wines or craft brews
Crowne Plaza – What better combination than joyful singing and a festive Hershey’s sample!
Embassy Suites – Pause and sit awhile with a hot beverage under the stars.
Four Points by Sheraton – Unleash your inner artist by customizing your photo using the latest technology on an Air Graffiti Wall.
Hilton Hotel – No need to reflect on whether it was a memorable night – this unique Magic Mirror selfie opportunity will ensure you have a take-home memory!
Holiday Inn by the Falls – Warm up and sip a specialty hot chocolate beverage created by you!
Marriott Fallsview – Sample of Morton’s Grille AAA reserve filet with your choice of sauce, paired with Niagara red or white wine.
Marriott on the Falls – Sample of Milestone’s butternut squash ravioli accompanied by mulled apple cider.
Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse – A holiday tradition for over 65 years, step out of the cold and enjoy this tropical paradise.
Old Stone Inn – Your choice of a delicious smortini or specialty marshmallow drink in the cozy courtyard.
Radisson Hotel – Cuddle up with Cosmo the Polar Bear and bare a smile for a take home photo souvenir!
Scotiabank Convention Centre – Receive your Official 360 ° photo and one pair of Deck the Falls gloves at Scotiabank Convention  Centre.
Sheraton on the Falls – Spice up your night with live music, spiked spiced apple cider and a Market Fresh cinnamon bun.
Table Rock Welcome Centre – Enjoy a relaxing ride from the Table Rock Welcome Centre to the Floral Showhouse in a horse-drawn carriage.
Tower Hotel – Get in the holiday spirit and create a cookie or craft masterpiece.

Falls Incline Railway – Travel between the Fallsview District and Table Rock Welcome Center on the NPC Falls Incline Railway.
WEGO Bus – Ride the WEGO Blue Line to be transported to all participating Deck the Falls venues with a 24 hour bus pass.

#4 New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls  – This year promises to be even more spectacular than the last New Year’s Eve party. In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Niagara Falls will be honouring our fellow Canadian artists. Featuring Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Rising Country Star Jess Moskaluke and the James Barker Band. And the best part, is that this concert outdoor is FREE!! Plus there will be fireworks over the evening and the natural wonder as your backdrop.

 

#5 Niagara Wineries and Microbreweries – there are over 70 plus Niagara wineries and a handful of microbreweries to visit during the holidays. Check out the Winery Guide for your list of some of the most fabulous wineries in the Region. Plus you can’t miss the annual Niagara Icewine Festival from January 12th – 28th. Purchase your Discovery Pass for $45 and enjoy three weekends of wine and culinary experiences.

You’ll need a place to catch some zzz’s after all of this Winter Fun. Check out our Niagara Falls Packages and take advantage of our current  One Night Romance Package Winter Special offer. Starting at $119, this package includes accommodations, breakfast for two, dinner voucher, wine and beer tasting vouchers, a bottle of wine and keepsake glasses, chocolates, shuttle passes and so much more.

Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Celebration

Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve “Canadiana” style in Niagara Falls this year! In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, our Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Party by the Falls will be featuring some of the best artists in Canada:

Juno-Winning Rockers Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench have emerged as one of Canada’s most popular rock bands since their debut album in 2006. The band’s most recent album, 2015’s Astoria, peaked at #2 on the Canadian album charts.

Multi-platinum-selling Simple Plan

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal Quebec. This multi-platinum band has released five studio albums. No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls became a commercial success and was certified multi-platinum in Canada and the United States and platinum in Australia.

Rising Country Star Jess Moskaluke 

Jess Moskaluke, from Saskatchewan, made her mark in Canadian country with the 2014 single Cheap Wine and Cigarettes. She also won Country Album of the Year at this year’s Juno Awards for Kiss Me Quiet.

Ontario Country Act, the James Barker Band

The James Barker Band consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin. In 2015, they won the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Boots and Hearts music festival and the following year, they were signed to Universal Music Canada. The group is best known for their top 10 singles “Lawn Chair Lazy” and “Just Sayin”.

The Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve free outdoor concert brings together family and friends from around the world to celebrate the annual tradition of ringing in the New Year in one of the most spectacular places in the world. So bundle up with your family and friends in tow and get ready to listen to some amazing tunes from some pretty spectacular Canadian artists – with the breathtaking Niagara Falls as your backdrop. The fun starts at 8pm in Queen Victoria Park with fireworks taking place at 9pm and midnight.

With the focus being on Canada’s 150th Birthday, the hope is that Canadians will be able to watch portions of the concert televised on CBC. The celebration will also likely include a midnight countdown to 2018 hosted by the one and only, Rick Mercer. Details will be confirmed soon, so stay tuned.

There is so much happening in Niagara Falls this Holiday Season. From the Winter Festival of Lights, which truly is a Winter Wonderland, with over 2 Million twinkling lights over an 8km route to the Laser Light Show which starts December 22nd and runs until January 7th. Plus in January you can’t miss the Niagara Icewine Festival from January 12th – 28th and the dozens of concerts happening at the Fallsview Casino (Lifehouse, Richard Marx, The Spinners and fall-off-your-seat funny guy, Jim Gaffigan).

Start planning your Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve getaway soon, because before you know it, the big day will be here! Check out some of our top performing Niagara Falls Packages, from one night to two night, there’s a package to please everyone!

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

This year is definitely a milestone year to celebrate. It’s been 35 years since the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights was created for visitors from all over the world to enjoy! And what an incredible tradition it has become… There are so many visitors from both near and far who have been bringing their families from day one and are now passing the tradition on to their children. It’s never too late to begin the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights tradition with your family.

There’s only one more week left to enjoy the fun, as the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights runs until January 31st. This is an event that so many people have incorporated into their annual traditions and this year it’s even more spectacular than ever.

This year the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights features 2 Million lights over a an 8km illuminated route.  The route travels through the Niagara Parkway from the base of Clifton Hill past the mighty Falls, into Dufferin Islands and into the surrounding tourist districts (Fallsview Blvd., Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane). The route will be illuminated until January 31st, 2018 (from dusk to midnight).

Here is what’s new to the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights:

New Light Exhibits and Illuminations

New this year is a signature fixture at the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield, at the top of Drummond Hill. This new display is called the “Niagara,” which measures five metres tall, with animated twinkling lights that cascade down the Niagara’s central pillar.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

There will be a new illuminations look right in our neighbourhood. At the base of Clifton Hill, the trees in this area will feature white lighting with light strands hanging down from the limbs to resemble Spanish Moss on the trees. Along Victoria Avenue there will be new animated displays featuring the Clifton Hill Skyline with Niagara SkyWheel added to the street light posts. To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial the Winter Festival of Lights unveiled a new Canada 150 display along Fallsview Boulevard.

Another new enhancement for this Festival…The lightshow on the Toronto Power Generating Station has been reprogrammed with lights choreographed to a new soundtrack of music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Enjoy the show from the Floral Showhouse parking lot and tune into 100.5FM to hear the music for this show.

Along the route you’ll still be able to enjoy your favourite displays: the Zimmerman Fountain, Noah’s Ark, the two storey tall Canadian/US Flag, the Canadian Mounties, three dimensional Canadian wildlife displays in Dufferin Islands, the illumination of the Skylon Tower, Floral Showhouse and forest of trees at Queen Victoria Park.

Plus if you haven’t experiencing Niagara Falls in the Winter (the actual Falls), you are in for a real treat. The beauty of the snow and ice is beyond breathtaking, just be sure to bundle up!

Niagara Falls Events in January

Speaking of traditions, you can’t miss the annual Niagara Icewine Festival happening until January 28th

Don’t miss these amazing Niagara Falls Concerts at the Fallsview Casino: Jim Gaffigan, Jake Owen and early February: Jason Mraz, Chris Janson and Jersey Nights.

Plus many of our Niagara Falls Attractions are open year round: Journey Behind the Falls, Bird Kingdom, Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara SkyWheel and many more.

Looking for a Niagara Falls hotel just footsteps from the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights? Check out the latest special offer package at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls, a One Night Romance Package starting at $119 per night.

We look forward to celebrating the 35th Annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights Season with you and your family!