We’ve received many questions about what’s it like travelling to the Niagara Falls, Canada over the holidays. The city may be a tourist hotspot in the Spring, Summer and Fall months but the city is most definitely hopping with local events, concerts and festivals throughout the Winter and holiday season. With temperatures reaching the highs of the 20s in December visitors are flocking to the city even more to experience the great outdoors, picturesque views of the Falls, bright lights, shopping and entertainment. If you’re heading to Niagara Falls, Canada this holiday season be sure to mark your agendas the following concerts, events and attractions.
NIAGARA FALLS NEW YEARS EVE LIVE CONCERT
Millions of people flock to Niagara Falls in December and January for the snow covered waterfalls, internationally known Ice Wine and of course Niagara Falls New Years Eve Live Concert. Recently announced, the NF NYE Concert will feature a line up of world famous performers including Canadian legend and 8 time Juno award winner, Tom Cochrane who fronts the band Red Riders. Cochrane is also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 2009 he was introduced on the Canadian Walk Of Fame. Joining Tom is another Canadian favourite, Alan Goyle, who is lead singer for the Newfoundland Folk Rock band, Great Big Sea. The band has also done collaboration with Oscar award winner & Actor, Russell Crowe. Goyle will take to the stage in Niagara Falls with touring band, Beautiful Gypsies. Singer, songwriter, musician, Dennis Deyoung and founding member of the band, the STYX will also take to the stage performing hit from the band. Lastly, 6 time Juno award winning band, ‘Down with Webster’ will join the other musicians for a exciting night. The free concert in Queen Victoria park begin at 8:00pm.
PHOTO BY: NIAGARA PARKS
NIAGARA FALLS NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
Have you ever seen thousands of balloons fill a ballroom? You can on December 31st at the Sheraton On The Falls Hotel.
This family fun event will feature food, music, lots of dancing, and celebrity guest s including Spongebob Square Pants, Pink Panther and many more. Enjoy a night away from the kids at the Niagara Fallsview Hilton Hotel where they will count down to 2016 with a dinner dance and champagne toast. Enjoy a little Vegas at the Greg Frewin Magic Show. Enjoy a cocktail reception, a spectacular magic show, a buffet dinner, followed by live music dinner. If your looking to hit the stage and sing your favourite tunes you can at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Niagara Falls. From December 11th to December enjoy live karaoke. Shake your hips and learn those salsa moves at the Cabo and Cantina as they celebrate Midnight in Mexico. Enjoy mexican inspired beverages, live latin entertainment and a DJ.
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
The Winter Festival of Lights brings in thousands to the city to witness the illumination of the Falls and the city twinkling from millions of light. Take a stroll along the Niagara Parkway, Fallsview District or Clifton Hill and be prepared to be marvelled at the vivid colours.
PHOTO TAKEN BY: CHRISTINE HESS
When visiting Niagara Falls, Canada it is definite must to visit wine country just a short 20-minute drive outside of the city. Enjoy the refreshing and bold wines of the region and a true culinary experience with restaurants serving farm-to-table inspired meals. In January the Niagara Region turns into a winter wonderland with the world famous Ice Wine Festival. Starting January 15th until January 31st, attendees can enjoy world famous wines offering sweet and succulent flavours. The annual festival features an Icewine Gala, and weekend tastings at many of the wineries located across Niagara. For more information, visit their website.
PHOTO BY: NIAGARA WINE FESTIVAL
SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Niagara Falls really does offer something for everyone! Let the kids make a splash at many of the city’s indoor waterparks. Enjoy the Fallsview Waterpark and one of kind experience at Great Wolf Lodge. Satisfy those sweet cravings with a visit to Hershey Store serving creamy chocolate milkshakes and treats. Travel a little outside of the city to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to Chocolate FX and enjoy the tasty treats including Icewine filled chocolates. Get your chocolate fix at the Hershey Store In Niagara Falls, Ontario serving delicious milkshakes and sweet treats.