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3 Ways to Have an Amazing Halloween in Niagara Falls

received_10150708766624987Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to bring out the candy, costumes and pumpkins, and get into the spirit (and spookiness) of the season. If you’ll be celebrating this Halloween in Niagara Falls, here are three fun and exciting destinations you won’t want to miss:

Fort George Halloween Ghost Tours

Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake is an historic site where many battles were fought during the War of 1812. Today, people believe the fort to be haunted, which you can find out for yourself by embarking on a Fort George Halloween Ghost Tour. On the spooky two-hour walking tour, you’ll be guided around the fort at night, hear incredible ghost stories, and have exclusive access to the Officers’ Quarters building, which is usually off-limits. It’s a one-of-a-kind, eerie experience that’s perfect for the Halloween season.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whether you’re a longtime fan or absolute newcomer, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a totally unique event that’s best experienced around Halloween. The Seneca Theatre in Niagara Falls is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 29 at 8pm and it’s guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before in a theatre. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult-classic because audience members get involved in the show, and performances happen both on and in-front of the screen. Find out more about the show and how to book your tickets at

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

One of the best parts about Halloween is getting to shamelessly indulge in candy and chocolate, so why not pick up some delicious Hershey’s treats while you’re visiting Niagara Falls? The Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store has all of your favourite Hershey’s chocolate bars and candies along with freshly baked goods and exclusive Hershey’s merchandise, which will make your Halloween in Niagara Falls as sweet as can be.

And you can make this Halloween into an unforgettable weekend getaway by booking a hotel stay at the Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls, located just steps away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill and the non-stop excitement of Falls Avenue Resort. 

Top Five Couples Packages to Experience at Falls Avenue Resort

nf1This summer, Falls Avenue Resort is offering five amazing packages that provide unforgettable experiences for couples wanting to visit Niagara Falls. Find the one that best suits you and book your romantic summer getaway today.

Lucky Friday Casino Special Package

This amazing package will connect you to a number of exciting couples experiences and includes casino vouchers for the 24-hour Casino Niagara or Fallsview Casino Resort, credit for the Christienne Fallsview Spa, winery tasting passes to Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs wineries, gift cards for The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar and the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, and first-rate accommodations at either the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview.

Ultimate Spa Experience Package

Experience romance and relaxation at its finest with the amazing Ultimate Spa Experience Package. It includes world-class accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, and amazing Christienne Fallsview Spa experiences like a 55-minute Relaxation Couples Massage, 20 minutes private use of the Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub. sparkling water infused with a Cherry Lane elixir and decadent chocolate truffles. The package also includes Fallsview dining gift cards to The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar and Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, two cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe or Sheraton Lobby Bar, and winery tasting passes at Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs wineries.

Niagara Winery Experience Package  

Sip and savour some of the best wines in the Niagara Region with this one-of-a-kind Niagara Winery Experience package that includes accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, two wine tour and tasting passes, winery tours and tastings at four incredible Niagara wineries including transportation, Fallsview dining gift cards for The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar and the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, and a spa credit at the tranquil and relaxing Christienne Fallsview Spa.

shels.120876Ultimate Couples Experience Package

The Ultimate Couples Experience Package offers the chance to connect with the best that Falls Avenue Resort has to offer in the way of accommodation, Fallsview dining, and entertainment. The package includes accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Fallsview dining gift cards to The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar and Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, two winery tasting passes to Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs wineries, spa credit at the spectacular Christienne Fallsview Spa, and two cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe or Sheraton Lobby Bar. 

Ultimate Casino Experience Package

This package is all about entertainment and includes experiences that will definitely thrill and excite. The Ultimate Casino Experience package offers couples accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, or Skyline Hotel & Waterpark, a $50 casino voucher that can be used at Casino Niagara or Fallsivew Casino Resort, Fallsview dining gift cards for The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, two winery tasting passes for Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs wineries, and a spa credit for a relaxing treatment at the Christienne Fallsview Spa which overlooks the magnificent Niagara Falls. 

Make it a New Year’s Eve to Remember in Niagara Falls

NFfireworksNEW10011Celebrate the new year with great music in a spectacular setting at Niagara’s annual free New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park! Located directly across the street from the thundering Niagara Falls, this year’s concert starts at 8:00pm and will feature amazing live entertainment from Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Dennis Deyoung and the music of Styx, Down With Webster, and Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies.

You will also be able to experience an incredible fireworks show over Niagara Falls at midnight, non-stop entertainment in the heart of the city’s tourist district, and find unbeatable family-friendly accommodations right near all of the excitement at the Clifton Victoria Inn. So start planning your exciting holiday getaway to Niagara Falls today and find out just what makes celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city so special!

Magical Holiday Experiences In Niagara Falls

IMG_1573If you’re planning on spending time in Niagara Falls this holiday season, make sure to check out any of these spots for unique winter experiences and unparalleled sights:

Winter Festival of Lights

This spectacular winter festival is a seasonal tradition for visitors and locals alike, with millions of sparkling lights and impressive illumination displays lighting up Niagara Falls and the surrounding parklands. The festival runs from November 21st until January 31st and is an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss out on.

Butterfly Conservatory

Step out of the cold and into a remarkable rainforest setting where thousands of tropical butterflies are fluttering around freely. The Butterfly Conservatory is an amazing destination for people of all ages, and is the perfect place to reconnect with nature while visiting Niagara.

NWC2Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries

The Niagara Region is famous for its Icewine and by embarking on a winery tour or visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake you can indulge in the delicious “liquid gold” first-hand. And if you’re visiting the region during January, make sure to check out the Niagara Icewine Festival where you can experience amazing wine, food, and entertainment.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Splash the day away and escape the cold at the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, located just steps away from the thundering Niagara Falls. This family-favourite destination offers 16 water slides, a giant wave pool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, and so much more. You can even book a Falls Avenue Resort Holiday Magic package and receive over $300 in dining, attractions, and accommodations.

Niagara’s Winter Wonderland

Mossimo Event_60The winter months are a perfect time to plan a getaway to Niagara Falls because from November 21st to January 31st over three million sparkling lights transform Niagara Falls and the surrounding parklands into an enchanting winter wonderland.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights features a 5km route consisting of breathtaking lights, amazing holiday displays, incredible fireworks, and much more. It’s an incredibly unique family attraction that draws in countless visitors from around the globe and leaves them with unforgettable memories of Niagara Falls.

And while you’re in the city, don’t forget to check out the other amazing sights, attractions, and events like the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, 21st Annual Icewine Festival, Journey Behind the Falls, Adventure City, Niagara Brewing Company, and more. The excitement never stops in Niagara Falls!

Have a Family-Friendly Halloween in Niagara

PumpkinsAutumn has officially arrived, bringing with it crisp breezes, changing leaves, and very soon- Halloween. And if you’re planning on spending October 31st in beautiful Niagara Falls then make sure to check out these family friendly destinations:

Safari Niagara is hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo event on Saturday October 10th from 10am-4pm. Stop by for some Halloween fun and trick-or-treat your way around the zoo! The day will feature costume contests, animal presentations, tram rides, corn mazes, bouncies, and more. And children who show up in costume will get in for free!

It’s also the perfect time of year to take a family trip to the pumpkin patch. Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm in Niagara Falls and Howell Family Pumpkin Farm in Fonthill are two amazing family-friendly destinations that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm is one of the largest pumpkin farms in Niagara and offers a petting zoo, horse drawn hay ride, and a corn maze, while Howell Family Pumpkin Farm offers scenic wagon rides, a corn maze, Haunted Spook Barn, Straw Jump Barn, a Hay Play area, and much more!

Fall TreeAnd for some tasty Halloween treats the whole family will enjoy, stop by the Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store! You’ll find all of your favourite Hershey’s candies like Reese’s, Twizzlers, Kisses, and Kit Kat as well as delicious freshly made treats like cookies, fudge, cupcakes, and milkshakes. It’ll be the sweetest Halloween yet!

There is no shortage of Halloween fun to be had in Niagara Falls, so grab your costume and trick-or-treat bag and get ready for some sweet and spooky fun!

Soak Up the Last Week of Summer in Niagara Falls

Here are three events to attend at the end of September to help you say a proper goodbye to summer in Niagara Falls:

Hornblower Niagara Cruises “Salute to Summer” Event Series

GuitarExperience a spectacular summer send-off with Hornblower Niagara Cruises! Up until September 23rd you can climb aboard the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, relax on Hornblower’s Falls Viewing Licensed Patio, attend the Great Gorge Outdoor Barbeque, listen to live musical entertainment at the Hornblower Landing, and much more. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors in direct view of Niagara Falls, so don’t miss out!

Open Mic Night at Niagara Brewing Company

The inaugural Open Mic Night at Niagara Brewing Company kicks off on September 30th at 7 p.m. and musicians, comedians, and performers looking to jam are welcome to sign up. You can stop by the brewery on Clifton Hill to enjoy amazing beer on the outdoor patio, eat some delicious food, and watch one-of-a-kind entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else.

Niagara Falls Night of Art at the Niagara Falls History Museum

PaintOn Thursday September 24th the Niagara Falls History Museum will be hosting the Niagara Falls Night of Art, which is a free, family-friendly event unlike any other. The event will feature art installations, exhibits, live entertainment, activities, and crafts for people of all ages, and is a great place to take the family while visiting Niagara Falls. The event runs from 5 to 10 pm and is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

What to Do This Labour Day in Niagara Falls

nf1Summer is quickly winding down, but there’s still time to coordinate an exciting getaway to Niagara Falls this upcoming Labour Day long weekend. If you plan on visiting the city, here are some fun and exciting things to check out and experience:

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Take a ride on this famous Niagara Falls attraction and get up close and personal with the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Hornblower Niagara Cruises will connect you with breathtaking views and offers one-of-a-kind experiences like the Falls Illumination Cruise that will allow you to see the Falls lit up at night by vibrant lights and spectacular fireworks. It’s a must-do attraction while visiting Niagara!

Beautiful Natural Areas

Savour the last few weeks of warm weather by relaxing in one of Niagara’s many natural areas like Queen Victoria Park, located right across the street from Niagara Falls. You also won’t want to miss the beautiful Oakes Garden Theatre, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Gorge which all offer amazing sights and perfect spots to sit back and relax in nature.

One-of-a-kind Entertainment

Niagara Falls is a world-class destination and there is never a shortage of fun to be had around the city. For unique attractions that are perfect for kids stop by the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store, Adventure City Arcade and Iwerks 4D Motion Theatre. And adults are sure to love the 24-hour excitement of Casino Niagara and the delicious beer and food at the brand new Niagara Brewing Company craft brewery right on Clifton Hill.

3 Amazing Shows to See While Visiting Niagara Falls

sb2The “Imagine” Magic Show at Greg Frewin Theatre

Experience a one-of-a-kind magic show featuring rare tigers, spectacular illusions, and exotic birds from around the world at the “Imagine” Magic Show at Greg Frewin Theatre. The theatre is located in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourist district and offers delicious buffet dinners and a chance to head backstage after the show for photo opportunities with a tiger. It’s a magical all-ages experience that you won’t want to miss!

Spongebob Squarepants 4-D and Great Wall of China

The Iwerks 4D Motion Theatre on Falls Avenue Resort will take you on the adventure of a lifetime with simulator stadium seating, air blasters, water jets, and amazing 3D movie technology. The theatre is currently playing Spongebob Squarepants 4-D The Great Jelly Rescue where you set off on a wild adventure with Spongebob and friends through Bikini Bottom, and Great Wall of China, which takes you on a rocket powered rickshaw ride across the incredible Great Wall. Come see, feel, and hear what all the excitement is about!

2015 Play Bill at the Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful local institution that has been putting on the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries since 1973. The 2015 playbill features plays such as Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Light Up the Sky, which run on various dates until fall. The Shaw offers incredible entertainment and unique cultural experiences, so while visiting historic Niagara-on-the-Lake for the acclaimed wineries and beautiful scenery make sure to also stop by the Shaw for some world-class theatre.

Pan Am Games Torch Relay Coming to Niagara Falls

torchrelayExcitement is building in Niagara Falls as the start of the 2015 Pan Am Games quickly approaches on July 10th. On Saturday June 20th, the celebration begins early as the Pan Am Games Torch Relay passes through Niagara Falls.

The torch relay will span over 41 days, pass through more than 130 communities, and end in Toronto on July 10th for the official opening ceremony. Saturday June 20th will be a one-of-a-kind experience with a celebration at Welland Market Square kicking off the day. After the morning celebration the flame will visit the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre, make its way to Market Square in St. Catharines, and then travel to the day celebration at Lakeside Park. To end off the day, the flame will travel in a rowing boat at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, travel on the Hornblower boat in Niagara Falls and then travel to an evening celebration in Queen Victoria Park.

Come out to the Pan Am Games Torch Relay celebrations to experience the excitement of the 2015 Pan Am Games, and book a summer stay in Niagara to be a part of the sporting events that bring together thousands of athletes from throughout the Americas.