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Where to Find the Best Winter Fun in Niagara Falls

The air may be getting colder and winter on its way in, but Niagara Falls is still alive with excitement and has a number of incredible sights, attractions, and events to check out with your family all season.

2017/18 Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights display

Winter Festival of Lights

A beloved Niagara Falls tradition for more than thirty years, the Winter Festival of Lights is a must-see for anyone visiting the city from November 18th to January 31st. Featuring beautiful illumination displays all throughout Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the Niagara Falls tourist district, the festival transforms the area into a sparkling winter wonderland. This year’s 8km festival route will feature illumination displays of 3D Canadian wildlife, the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, and beautiful trees, along with spectacular fireworks shows over the Falls at 9pm for the duration of the festival.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a top winter destination for families, featuring 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, children’s play area, and more. And right now you can take advantage of the biggest waterpark sale of the year and book a getaway package for four featuring hotel accommodations, waterpark and mini golf passes, and kids eat free dining starting from $139.

Christmas on Ice Show

The Christmas on Ice show at Fallsview Casino Resort is a thrilling spectacle featuring world-class ice skaters, dancers, and singers that will get you and your family into the holiday spirit. The show is on now until December 3rd and is a holiday entertainment experience that you won’t want to miss out on.

Movie Nights at Old Fort Erie

Have a family movie night this holiday season and stop by Old Fort Erie for their weekly movie nights, on now until December 21st. You can catch holiday classics like It’s a Wonderful Life on December 7th, Elf on December 14th, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York on December 21st. This historic venue is the spot to be to watch some great movies this holiday season, so grab some popcorn and sit back and enjoy.

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

This year’s Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade is taking place on Saturday November 18th at 11am in downtown Niagara Falls. The parade will begin on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street and travel north onto Valley Way, ending on Queen Street at City Hall. It will feature 12 amazing marching bands, beautiful floats, inflatable gingermen and snowmen, a giant inflatable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course Santa Claus. During the parade, Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route, Tim Hortons will be giving out free hot chocolate, coffee, and lattes at the corner of Valley Way and Queen Street, and there will be free face painting, balloons, and caricatures near City Hall. It will be an action-packed day of holiday fun that people of all ages will love.

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