St. Paddy’s Day & March Break in Niagara Falls

What to do in Niagara Falls for March Break and Spring Break

Discover The Best Things To Do For March Break In Niagara Falls

It can be one of the busiest times of the year for families, with everyone wanting something different out of their vacation from school. Luckily, visiting Niagara Falls for March Break has something for kids and adults of all ages!

March Break Niagara Falls Vacation Packages for $89 A Night

We offer a great location for families on vacation during March Break! While we’re only a short 5-minute drive to the Falls, the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft hotel is in close proximity to lots of awesome attractions. With daily room rates starting at just $89, we are your best bet when it comes to visiting Niagara during Spring Break.

5 Things To Do For Spring Break In Niagara Falls

There is lots to do and see in Niagara Falls, which can be overwhelming! We’re here to help. Below are our 5 picks for things to do for March Break in Niagara Falls. If you’re looking for more family friendly activities nearby, check out our list of the top 10 attractions in Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls Spring Deals

Clifton Hill Fun Pass

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Niagara Falls Spring Deals!

If you’re bringing kids or young people to Niagara Falls, and you’re looking for the best Niagara Falls spring deals and coupons, Clifton Hill is a can’t-miss attraction! Filled with great places to visit in a short distance, including wax museums, haunted houses, arcades and more, this is a perfect destination for a family. Check out group packages on the Clifton Hill Fun Pass online and save money!

Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub

Doc Magilligans Irish Pub Niagara Falls Lundys Lane

Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub Niagara Falls Lundys Lane

Before a long day checking out the sights, be sure to stop for breakfast or brunch (on the weekends) with our neighbours at Doc Magilligans Irish Pub! They offer an authentic Irish menu with tons of great options to keep your energy levels up. With some of the best live entertainment in Niagara Falls, you can sneak downstairs for live bands and an Irish pint without stepping outside our front door!

Nightmares Fear Factory

Nightmares Fear Factory Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Scariest Haunted House

If you’re looking for a serious adrenaline rush, you might want to check out Nightmares Fear Factory, a now world-famous haunted house and maze. Try to make your way through the winding hallways, in the dark, while mysterious sounds and loud crashes terrify you along the way! Book your ticket online in advance, you can save up to 35%! Over 130,000 people have chickened out and not made it through. Do you dare test your fate?

Our Tropical Courtyard

Cairn Croft Hotel Best Western Tropical Courtyard

Cairn Croft Hotel Best Western Tropical Courtyard

Visiting Niagara Falls in the winter months can be a beautiful, unique sight. But wouldn’t it be nice to kick back and relax next to a pool in 80 degree weather after a long day of seeing the sights? We make this dream a reality in our Tropical Courtyard! With a huge pool, patio, arcade and play area for kids, our courtyard is heated to 80 degrees fahrenheit – even in the winter! With rooms looking out onto the courtyard, you can experience a tropical vacation without leaving the country!

Frozen Niagara Falls

Frozen Niagara Falls Winter

Frozen Niagara Falls – Winter 2015

Niagara Falls in winter is a sight to see! The partially frozen Falls have received media attention from around the world, and you can see it during your March Break visit! Hop on the WEGO bus, right from the Cairn Croft’s front door, and forget parking. Passes for the bus are available at our front desk for $7.00 per adult, $4.00 per child aged 6 -12 and 5 and under are free!

Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show

Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show Niagara Falls

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show

Whether you’re Canadian or traveling here from somewhere else in the world, the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is the perfect little taste of culture north of the US border. Since opening in 1994, the show has entertained over half a million guests and is the country’s longest running dinner musical! Their 236 seat log cabin is currently home to their show “At The Movies”, featuring over 60 of the greatest songs from some of the most iconic movie moments and soundtracks of all time. A great attraction for the whole family!

If visiting Niagara Falls during March Break doesn’t work for your schedule, we also offer room rates starting at $69 per night from Sunday to Thursday, until the end of March!

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and March Break in Niagara Falls

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day and March Break in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Hotel Deals From $89 per night

10 Attractions In Niagara Falls

Here are some of the best attractions in Niagara Falls Canada

Looking to travel to one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations this year? There’s no shortage of things to do and see in Niagara Falls, but we’re making it easy to check out all the best attractions!

10 Attractions In Niagara Falls Canada

When you stay with us at the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel on Lundy’s Lane, there is a myriad of places to check out, within a few minutes of our lobby. We’ve hand-picked a few of those just for you. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner or with the entire family, be sure to check out these awesome attractions.

Clifton Hill

Bringing young ones down to the Niagara Falls? Or just looking to let your inner-kid out to play? Be sure to check out Clifton Hill, filled with tons of awesome attractions for folks of all ages. From mini-golf and wax museums to arcades and 4D theatres, there’s definitely something for everyone on the city’s most popular street.

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If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere and a little taste of Ireland, check out Doc Magilligans Irish Pub. Opened in 2013, Doc’s – as the locals call it – has a full fledged Irish menu featuring authentic dishes, beers and liquers. Their entire bar, along with the majority of the decor, was imported straight from Ireland. You can’t get much more authentic than that! The best part? You won’t have to go far from your room at the Cairn Croft, since they’re right next door!

Niagara Cycling Tour

Nothing says summer in Niagara like a relaxing bike ride alongside vineyards and wineries. The Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre has all the information you need to plan a perfect day of cruising and visiting wineries between Queenston and Grimsby! Biking the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario will take you through beautiful Niagara On The Lake, which is home to ancient forts, historic sites, the Shaw Festival Theatre and lots more. Check out their site, and find out how you can experience the landscape Niagara has to offer.

Flying Saucer Restaurant

We all love a good greasy spoon. If you want to experience a not-so-hidden gem during your stay, be sure to check out the Flying Saucer Restaurant. It boasts Niagara Falls’ best breakfast, a spectacular turkey sub, and is just a couple minutes away from Cairn Croft on Lundy’s Lane. Ever wanted to eat bacon and eggs in a UFO? Niagara Falls has you covered.

Canada One Factory Outlet

Sometimes you just need a little retail therapy. Located just a short drive down the street from our front door is the Canada One Factory Outlet, where you’ll find some of your favourite brand names. Levi’s, Coach, Nike and over 30 others are at your fingertips during your visit!

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show

Whether you’re Canadian or traveling here from somewhere else in the world, the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is the perfect little taste of culture north of the US border. Since opening in 1994, the show has entertained over half a million guests and is the country’s longest running dinner musical! Their 236 seat log cabin is open from April to October each year, and is only a few minutes away at 8585 Lundy’s Lane.

Waves Indoor Waterpark at the Americana Resort in Niagara Falls Waves Indoor Water Park

If you’re visiting Niagara in the cooler months of the year, you don’t have to miss out on the outdoor fun you expect from your vacation! Located a short drive down Lundy’s Lane is the 25,000 square foot Waves Indoor Waterpark. At a balmy 84 degrees all year round, the park features a three-story tube slide, a kiddie pool, 16-person hot spa, arcade and more. Bring the kids and relax by the pool while they enjoy all the fun and excitement they can handle.

Wineries In Niagara

There can be a lot of hustle and bustle in the heart of Niagara Falls. Why not escape to the peaceful retreat of our beautiful wine region? There are dozens of wineries that will spice up your visit, including many that offer free facility and vineyard tours, complimentary tastings, and more. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, or a beginner when it comes to wine, don’t leave Niagara without visiting a couple of these wineries!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

It wouldn’t be a trip to Niagara without experiencing the Falls up close. Hornblower Niagara Cruises offer an intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist Be prepared to get wet, even in the provided poncho. Take one of these cruises along the Niagara River, past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and world-famous Horseshoe Falls! Make sure to bring a waterproof camera!

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Golf enthusiasts won’t be left looking for things to do while visiting Niagara Falls. The city boasts several courses, including Legends on the Niagara, which features two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole short course and a 360 degree driving range. Just 5 minutes from our front door, Legends is one of several beautiful courses you can play while taking in all the other sights. Cairn Croft’s on-staff Golf Specialist can even build a custom golf package for you, including your room, tee times and more.

If these attractions are of interest to you, make sure to book your stay with us at the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel on Lundy’s Lane. Many of these things to do are within walking distant from our front steps!

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls 2015!

New Years Eve Fun in Niagara Falls

The Most Fun You Can Have For New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

It’s that time of year again, when everyone scrambles to make last minute New Year’s Eve plans that will be memorable for years to come. This can be a very stressful evening to plan, from arranging accommodations, transportation, and dinner, to coordinating your group of friends.

In the spirit of the holidays, we thought we would help take the stress out of the holidays and help you plan for a great New Year’s Eve night out in Niagara Falls!

A Relaxing Night Out in Niagara Falls

If you’re interested in a more laid back evening to ring in the New Year, than our neighbours at Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is the place to be!

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On New Year’s Eve, Doc Magilligan’s will be hosting Live at Doc’s with band, HEADS UP LINCOLN going on at 10pm. Doc Magilligan’s offers a wide selection of Irish Brews & Pints, as well as regular draft beer, and mixed drinks.

They will also be open for dinner if you want to beat the busy bar crowd, but also be serving our late night fare for those needing a little pick me up while the night is still young.

Niagara Falls Free Concert by The Falls

If you prefer to dance the night away this New Year’s Eve, then the Niagara Falls FREE New Year’s Eve concert is the best place to be!

ET Canada will host this free concert, which is one of Canada’s largest free New Year’s Eve events, in Queen Victoria Park, right beside the beautiful Horseshoe Falls.

The concert will be hosted, and broadcasted live by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey, Rick Campanelli, and Sangita Patel.

The line up this year includes a range of different performers including: Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, Canadian favourite, Lights, and headliner, Keith Urban. Opening for these bands will be two local acts from the Niagara area: XPRIME and Beth Moore.

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The show will begin at 7:30pm, and the live broadcast by ET Canada will be televised at 10pm.

This New Year’s Eve bash is the perfect place to ring in the New Year with family, friends and some of the best musical acts of the year!

Firework Displays Above Niagara Falls

If that wasn’t enough great reasons to visit Niagara Falls for New Year’s Eve, here’s another!

 

On New Year’s Eve, there will be two free fireworks displays over Niagara Falls. The first will begin at 8:45pm, and the second will occur when the clock strikes 12am.

If you’re looking for more fun holiday activities while staying in Niagara Falls, click here!

New Year’s Day Breakfast

With all that fun, live music and fireworks you’ve probably forgotten the most important thing… the morning after brunch!

Good thing Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub will be serving a regular breakfast menu, as well as a FULL IRISH BREAKFAST all day long! Taps and Caesars will start flowing at 11AM and lunch will begin at 12PM. Doc Magilligan’s will be open from 9am – 2pm on New Years Day.

Stay the Night in Your Own Tropical Paradise

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft is conveniently located in the heart of Niagara Falls, on Lundys Lane.

If you’re looking to book a room in Niagara Falls for New Year’s Eve, Cairn Croft is a great option, with our very own tropical courtyard for you to enjoy—and cure the winter blues!

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Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is also located right next door to us. It’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing New Year’s Eve listening to local Niagara music, or the best place to recover with a delicious Irish brunch on New Year’s Day.

If you’re looking to spend your New Year’s Eve at ET Canada’s free concert by the falls, we are accessibly located right out front a WEGO bus stop for your transportation down to the big event!

 

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The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights 2014

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Fun Things To Do In Niagara Falls This Winter 2014

Niagara Falls Canada is a spectacular place to vacation all year round. You already know that there are many exciting Niagara Falls attractions in the Clifton Hill tourist district, and I’m sure you’ve heard about the fabulous shopping that Niagara has to offer with 2 huge discount shopping outlets here and here.

But, I’m sure you’ve wondered what are the best things to do in Niagara Falls in the cold Ontario winter? How about this for starters…

Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights 2014

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Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights 2014

Canada’s foremost illumination festival is an annual event in Niagara Falls Canada. This is the best way to ignite the holiday season with your friends, family, and loved ones.

What better way to capture the magic of the holiday season than to book a winter getaway and experience over 3 Million sparkling, colourful, and themed lights with your BFF, your kids, your with that someone special.

This Winter Festival of Lights 2014 in Niagara Falls is recognized as an Ontario Festival of Distinction by Festivals & Events Ontario and listed as a Top 100 Internationally Known Events in North America by the American Bus Association.

This year it has been included in Canada’s 10 Most Festive Christmas Cities by Readers Digest Canada, the Condé Nast Traveler’s international list of Most Extravagant Christmas Light Displays and Sympatico.ca’s The Loop list of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals.

Fun Things To See in Niagara Falls in Winter

Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Details

You can experience the 2014 Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario from November 15th, 2014 to January 12th, 2015.  Join the millions who’ve already made it their winter tradition.

The winter lights festival kicks of on November 15 with the opening ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park, consisting of two shows, one at 6pm and the other at 7pm.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights website says:

The Festival “will officially launch outdoors with two spectacular shows, the evening will include greetings from local dignitaries, spectacular on-stage cirque performances and will also feature our official Lighting Ceremony.

New this year Opening Ceremonies will take place on a circular stage set up in the centre of Queen Victoria Park. The on-stage show will feature cirque performers including an aerial hoop artist suspended above the ground showcasing feats of exacting high-flying precision & aerial contortion, completing the transformation of a modest suspended hoop into a bewitching instrument of acrobatic prowess. 

Following the cirque performance we will have our official Flip of the Switch ceremony will illuminate millions of lights and spark off a fantastic fireworks display over the Falls.”

Sound like good times for all? Here are even more good times. Discounts on Niagara Falls hotel packages at the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel!

We have super discount packages for family getaways, world class golfing, or a weekend with the girls’ wine touring & tasting.

Best yet, many of our discount winter getaway packages include a dinner voucher and delicious breakfast each morning, AND we offer a resort-like, temperature controlled indoor tropical courtyard.

Take advantage of our discount fall packages from $49/person!

You will always save the most when you BOOK DIRECT with us.

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Niagara Falls Dining in the Winter

Here’s an insider tip from a long time Niagara Falls resident. Before, or after you visit the Winter Festival of Lights, you must check out the favourite place for locals to hang out in Niagara Falls.

Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is Niagara Falls only authentic Irish Pub and also our super cool neighbour, right next door to the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, on Lundy’s Lane.

This trendy Niagara Falls nightspot serves up local craft beer as well as popular international brews. They also feature awesome live entertainment and international sports all in authentic Irish ambience.

So are you ready to plan your Niagara Falls getaway?

Book Direct and Save Now!

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Things To Do With Two

It’s November – the night’s are getting darker faster, and the temperatures are starting to dip – time to cozy up and spend some time with a friend, a partner or sweetheart! No matter what kind of “twosome” you make, there are lots of great things to do “just for two” in and around Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada!

Senses at Americana Spa & Boutique

If relaxation is what you crave, grab a friend and enjoy a massage for two!  Not just for couples, this 55 minute treatment is the perfect way to enjoy some major rest time.  With many different options to choose from, a perfect time out for two awaits you at the Americana Spa & Boutique!  They also offer spa and accommodation packages if you’re looking for a great friend getaway in Niagara Falls or romantic reconnect.

Winter Festival of Lights

It’s that time of year again – when Niagara Falls gets illuminated with the wonder and excitement of the Festival of Lights.  Starting November 15th, and running until January 12th, 2015, it’s the perfect thing to do if you want to get bundled up with a friend, grab some hot chocolate and take a walk (or drive!) through the 5 kilometre illumination route.  This is a must see attraction for tourists and resident’s alike, and a great activity to do with just about anyone.  There is a fantastic opening ceremony happening November 15th… you don’t want to miss it!

Trius Black Glass Dinner

Looking for something a little bit different? Why not try an interactive dinner experience for two at Trius Winery? The evening starts with a guided tour and tasting with your companion in the winery boutique, where they prepare you for the competition with some tasting tips and tricks.  Next, settle in for a delicious 4 course dinner, made complete with mystery wine pairings served in black wine glasses.  If you or your dinner guest guess the most correct, you will be rewarded with a bottle of Trius Brut!  The event will take place November 8, November 22, and November 29. Reserve your spot now!

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If you want to “laugh your face off”, join a friend for some great comedy happening right in the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario! Shows go on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the month of November, and comedians are up to the task to get you to “laugh your face off”. The line up changes every week, so you and your party of two will want to catch every show!

Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Some things are just better shared with a friend, and no one believes that more than Doc Magilligan’s! A delicious dinner for two awaits you Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night every week in November.  Enjoy an appetizer, entrée, dessert & either a pitcher of Doc’s Brew or a bottle of house Red or White for a truly exciting way to spend an evening, for only $49! Any group of two is welcome – so if you find yourself with one other person looking for something to do – look no further than dinner out at Doc Magilligan’s.

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Halloween in Niagara Falls

Top 5 Things to Do For Halloween in Niagara Falls

For some, Halloween is the greatest day of the year! What could be better than dressing up as anything you want, going out, getting free candy, and having a great time with friends and family? Everyone loves Halloween, and there is no better spot than Niagara Falls for fun or fright at any age! Here we are, counting down the
5 best things to do in Niagara Falls for Halloween:

5. Nightmares Fear Factory

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While open all year round, there is no better time to visit this attraction than around this spooky time of year. Have you seen those hilarious photos of scared people freaking out in a Niagara Falls haunted house? That’s Nightmares Fear Factory! Located on Victoria Avenue, in the heart of the tourist district, and only seconds away from Clifton Hill, this attraction offers one of the scariest experiences you can have – 130,000 have chickened out…will you?

 

4. Rocky Horror Picture Show at Oh Canada, Eh?

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Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show comes to life with a Canadian twist during the month of October at the Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show, located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Lundy’s Lane, only 10 minutes away from the brink of the Falls, and just 5 minutes away from the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel! Get your fill of chills, thrills & lingerie at this fun event, and have a delicious meal at the same time! This event is also raising funds for AIDS research.

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3. Haunt Manor – Hayrides & Haunted Houses

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Check out a piece of “Haunted Niagara”. Legend and paranormal experts agree – this house, once owned by the Pew family is officially haunted! Remnants of bullets from the battle at Lundy’s Lane still line the walls, and some say you can see Mother Pew and her son gazing out the attic window. Children’s Day, Haunted Horror Campout and a “flashlight only” night are just some of the events that await you!

2 – Warner Ranch & Pumpkin Farm

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Looking for something for the whole family? You can never go wrong visiting a Niagara pumpkin farm – and Warner Ranch has it all!  With over 200 acres of family fun, this is one of the biggest pumpkin farms in all of the Niagara Region! Pony rides, haunted corn mazes, pumpkins & so much more, make sure Warner Ranch is on your list of things to do for a fantastic family friendly experience.

1. Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Halloween Bash

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Come dressed up and ready to party at Niagara’s only truly authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant. 351 Cleveland will get things pumped up starting at 10PM, so make sure you grab your friends and make your way to the biggest Halloween Party at the Falls, located on Lundy’s Lane, just minutes from the Falls.  Doc Magilligan’s is located adjacent to the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel, so you can party the night away and walk back to your room when it’s all over – the perfect night!

 

Best Niagara Falls Discount Halloween Package

If you’re looking for the best hotel package value for Halloween in Niagara Falls, check out The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel Hotel Deals!

BOOK DORECT TODAY AND NOT ONLY SAVE, BUT RECEIVE:

  • One Night’s Accommodation (October 27 – November 5, 2014)
  • Breakfast at Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub for 2
  • $20 Food & Beverage credit at Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub
  • Free Parking!
  • Only $49/per person + tax (Sunday – Thursday), or $69/person+tax (Friday – Saturday) based on double occupancy! 

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The Shaw Festival

The start of the summer season means that there is so much going on in Niagara!  Recently, as part of their Tourism night, the Shaw Festival invited us to watch Cabaret in the Festival Theatre in the heart of downtown Niagara on the Lake.

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What an amazing evening! From our picture being taken in the main hallway, to the lovely drinks offered by Konzelmann, one of Niagara’s many beautiful wineries – the evening was as picture perfect as one would expect from such a stunning location.

What a show! Cabaret is a moving play revolving around the ups and down of the often tumultuous relationship of an American writer in Berlin and nightclub singer Sally Bowles, during a time when the world is about to turn upside down with the rise of Hitler.  Caberet is “hailed as a rare musical that both challenges and entertains” (Shaw Festival website).  The acting was superb, and we are still humming the incredible music in our heads.

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The 2014 season is in full swing, with shows like The Philadelphia Story, The Charity That Began at Home, Arms and the Man, When We Are Married, and so many more.   For a truly enchanting day or evening, going to the Shaw Festival is a must do this summer, for tourists and locals alike.

Please visit the Shaw Festival website for more information on show times, ticket prices, and so much more.

Thank you Shaw Fest for a great night – we had a blast!

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Niagara Falls New Years Eve 2014

NYE2Niagara Fall’s has one of the largest New Year’s celebrations in Canada. Viewers from around the country, tune in to watch the fireworks over the falls and count down to the new year with ET Canada and musical guests every year!

 

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This year, we’ve got some big names coming to our stage. Demi Lovato will be headlining the performances, with featured performances from Sam Roberts Band and Serena Ryder! Queen Victoria Park will be filled with over 40,000 people; locals and visitors to celebrate. Two awesome firework shows, food vendors and a licensed area will all be part of your celebrations when you bundle up and head down to the falls to welcome 2014!

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Christmas Season in Niagara Falls

winterfallsThe holiday season in Niagara Falls is a fun and festive time. There are lots of great holiday events, the city looks beautiful dressed in Christmas decorations and the wintery scenes down by the Falls with the frozen trees are magical. Of course, everyone knows about the beautiful light display of the Winter Festival of Lights, but do you know about the many other fun events?

Rotary Holiday House Tour December 6th and 7th. This tour has stops at more than  a dozen beautiful heritage homes and Niagara wineries. Tickets are $25 and can be utilized on both Friday and Saturday if you can’t seem to fit them all in one day.rotary

Christmas Tea Weekend at the McFarland House Saturday December 14th- Sunday December 15th. With seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m, the menu will feature holiday favourites.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade happens on December 14th at 11:00am in downtown NOTL.

winter_wine_pu_bannerWinter at the Wineries. The wineries around Niagara have a ton of great holiday events between now and after New Years. Check out their Stocking Days of Christmas or of course The Ice Wine Festival.

Christmas by the Falls- your one stop shop for Christmas craft gifts and great decorations, happening at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, December 7th and 8th.

Whether you want to check out beautiful Christmas displays, enjoy some wine or drink some tea, or just get in the Christmas spirit… Niagara Falls has something for all of the Christmas lovers out there! Happy Holidays!

Opening Ceremonies of Winter Festival of Lights to be a spectacular sight AND sound

witner3The Winter Festival of Lights is something that visitors and locals look forward to year after year. This Saturday, November 9th, the Opening Festivities will be taking place with something that has never been done before… the longest firework show that Niagara Falls has ever seen in the winter season, synchronized with a live performance by the 42 piece Niagara Symphony Orchestra!

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Opening Festivities will begin at 2pm, paying tribute to Niagara’s Korean War Veterans with traditional dance and drum troupes. Musical performances, ice sculptures, food vendors and lots of fun for the kids, will also be taking place at Queen Victoria Park.

The big flip of the switch which will happen at 6pm and will illuminate the Skylon Tower, Zimmerman Fountain, Religions of the World displays, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag display and a lantern display, new this year. At 8pm, Music Director of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Bradley Thachuk, will conduct the 15 minute piece; while spectator’s eyes light up with the sights of the fireworks and their ears are filled with beautiful music.

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If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft this weekend, make sure you catch the WeGo Shuttle down to the Falls for what is sure to be an amazing experience!