The Best Winter Attractions Happening in Niagara Falls


The TOP THREE Winter Attractions in NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls is often thought of as a summer tourist destination, but in reality its winter popularity has been growing, with concerts, festivals, and events galore. Experience a whole new beauty in winter with the Niagara Falls covered with natural ice and snow formations. Feel the crisp, white snow crunch under your boots as the world glistens around you, with the snow reflecting the dazzling lights of Clifton Hill. Build a snow man in Queen Victoria Park as you enjoy the scenery and plan your night on the town, because winter nights are what it’s all about in Niagara Falls!

When planning your Winter Getaway to Niagara Falls, make sure to leave room in your itinerary for these:

1. Winter Festival of Lights (presented by Ontario Power Generation)


Visit Canada’s largest illumination festival, the Winter Festival of Lights, in Niagara Falls, and make this special event a winter tradition for your family and loved ones. Each winter the Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life with light displays, animations, fireworks, laser-light shows, walking tours, and more!

The Winter Festival of Lights illuminates an eight-kilometer-long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of Queen Victoria Park, the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands, and the surrounding tourist districts. As a treasured holiday tradition for people from around the world, the Winter Festival of Lights is attended by over 1.5 million visitors each season. For more information, check out

2. New Year’s Eve

The Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Party is one of Canada’s longest running New year’s Eve celebrations, and is often a choice destination. This year is no exception, with headliner Burton Cummings, Canadian rock legend and founding member of The Guess Who. The concert is out in the open air of Queen Victoria Park and is free to the public. The outdoor celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. As always, the presence of security and policing will be on-site to ensure everyone’s safety throughout the night.

The festivities begin at 8PM and run past midnight, until about 12:30. This year’s line up is packed with Canadian musical talent!

  • 8 pm: Avenue Inn – Niagara Falls-based band and winner of band of the year at the Niagara Music Awards
  • 9 pm: The Sheepdogs – triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet
  • 10 pm: Walk Off the Earth – Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum musical phenomenon based in Burlington, Ontario
  • 11 pm: Burton Cummings – one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history

Celebrate the arrival of 2019  with two magnificent fireworks displays, launched from the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower, at 9PM and midnight! Cabs and parking will be limited, so please plan ahead!

3. Niagara Falls Icewine Festival

The last weekend in January, the 25th through 27th, the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Canada transforms into the Niagara Falls Icewine Festival! Cozy-up with friends, loved ones, or even just a drinking buddy and sip your way through premium VQA Wines and Icewines from over 20 of Niagara’s exceptional wineries. Of course they will be serving perfectly paired savoury dishes offered by Niagara’s Top Culinary Chefs. Dance along to live local music and feel free to take a stroll through the outdoor Icewine Winter Wonderland, complete with ice sculptures and lights, if the party gets a little too toasty inside, .

The Festival kick offs January 11th at Niagara’s Fallsview Casino Resort in the Grand Hall, where attendees will sip and savour the best of Canadian wine and culinary from the world class Fallsview Casino Resort Chefs and over 100 VQA Icewines, as well as Late Harvest, Sparkling wine, and premium reds and whites.


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