Posts made in December, 2011

Lt. Governor’s New Year’s Levee – Fort George

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

As the first event of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this is the perfect way to bring in the New Year, the Lt. Governor’s New Year’s Levee. This event will be taking place at the historic site of Fort George and visitors will have the chance to tour the buildings and all the fort has to offer. There will be both military and music demonstrations, as well as Fort George’s knowledgeable staff eager to teach you about the history of Fort George and its role in the War of 1812. The Honurable David C. Onley, the Lt. Governor will be there to toast to the New Year, along with...

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Get the best of both at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Cairn Croft Hotel

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

When it comes to the winter season there is just one thing I love….staying warm. But how do you stay warm in below zero temperatures? How about going for a swim? I know what you are thinking…”are you crazy?” In the courtyard of the Cairn Croft Hotel, you can enjoy swimming in the pool or relaxing in one of the two hot tubs available even on the coldest of days! Of course, this is made even better when you are surrounded by friends and enjoying one of the delicious cocktails and appetizers from the poolside bar. The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft is the perfect hotel...

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Sledding at Fireman’s Park

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

Looking for things to do in Niagara with the kids? Or maybe you are just looking for something to do with friends during the Winter season. Why not go sledding down at Fireman’s Park? For years this has been a popular hang out for families and teens to go sledding. Make sure to watch out for all the trees around, it’s best to try and spot a straight line down the hill with no trees. This is more so a problem on the steeper hill, so be careful! Another thing to watch out for–that I found out the hard way–is any snow jumps that people create that you can’t really notice...

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Santa Claus at The Niagara Square

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

I remember getting dressed up in my matching dress and bow, putting on my best shoes and heading off to The Niagara Square with my mom and brother to get our pictures done with Santa Claus! This could be the perfect souvenir from your trip or the perfect thing to do in Niagara Falls or as a local, a perfect souvenir from a wonderful holiday season. If you are lucky, there won’t be a line, if there is a line, you can spend your time watching as little children cry when they are put on Santa’s knee or try to steal the whole basket of candy canes (like my brother did when he was three). ...

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Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Displays

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

The Winter Festival of Lights are famous in Niagara Falls. This great light display can be seen from November all the way through January. I like to go when there is snow on the ground, as the different coloured lights seem to bounce off the glistening snow. There are four main light displays; Dufferin Island Great Canadian Outdoors, Winter Wonderland, World Religions and my favourite, Enchantment of Disney. To see the lights, it is simply a donation of your choosing, but being in the Christmas spirit and giving more than just pocket change is always appreciated. There has never been a winter...

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