Winter Wanderings & Wonderlands

winter wandering in niagara falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario proves there doesn’t need to be a beach nearby to be one of the top winter destinations. With the ornamental walls, lamp posts, trees, and historical buildings that line the paths of Queen Victoria park along the falls appearing crystallized as the mist covers them with a glittery frost. They become ice sculptures and the park – a winter wonderland.

Winter in Niagara Falls is a whole new experience. When the sun is shining above the falls, the scenery is so brilliantly white and captures just beautifully on camera. Bundle up and don’t miss out on a season so captivating.

Here are winter events happening in Niagara this winter:


During the winter, until January 31st you can experience the magic of the season at the Winter Festival of Lights in Queen Victoria park. The Winter Festival of Lights illuminates an eight-kilometre long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and surrounding tourist districts.


Every Friday for the month of January, the Fallsview Casino presents a spectacular fireworks display above the Falls in Queen Victoria park. It can be viewed lighting up the skies of Niagara from almost anywhere in the entertainment district.


The annual Winter WineFest brings together Niagara’s top winemakers, chefs, and premium VQA wines. Offering great food, premium wines, sparkling and Ice Wine served outdoors on the streets of the pretty little Jordan Village. Winter WineFest 2017 Kicks off Friday, January 13th, 2017.

Find more information on the scheduling of the event here.


The World’s Largest Icewine Festival at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Sip, savour, and delight in the tastiest ice wines – all for one price.

Friday, January 27th -7pm – 10pm
Saturday, January 28th – 2pm – 5pm
Saturday, January 28th – 7pm – 10pm
Sunday, January 29th – 2pm – 5pm

You’ll need at least a weekend trip to get the full experience of Niagara Falls and get to attending the best events. Plan your visit to Niagara Falls and book your stay at the Holiday Inn by The Falls. We offer some of the best hotels deals and packages that are easy and affordable. Our packages include discounts on dining, attractions, entertainment and more!

We’re located in the heart of Niagara’s entertainment district, so you could actually experience Niagara all on foot or a short drive to world famous attractions and restaurants. Since the winter months tend to be one of the busiest time of year in Niagara, it’s best to book your reservations before arriving. Contact the Holiday Inn by The Falls and we’ll do our very best to accommodate all your needs.

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