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Sunday, December 15th from 11:00am – 5:00pm check out the Kristlemas Market at beautiful Stratus Vineyards. This show is filled with lots of inspiration for the holiday season; wonderful food, artisans, crafts… and of course hot apple cider, beer and wine!
Gourmet food trucks will be parked outside all day so that you can get some delicious food in your belly before (or after) you shop. Some of the trucks include: Bench on the Go, The Dirty South and Jonny Blonde and many more.
There are too many wonderful vendors to name them all but some of the wonderful foods you will find inside will be from Della Terra (extra virgin olive oils and infused oils), Martin’s Soups & Pickles (I loveeee pickles, so I had to include this one), and Oast House Brewery (locally brewed seasonal beers). Artisans such as Garden City and Hannelore’s Story Works will also be on display. You will definitely be able to cross off a few shopping list items here!
There are also 6 seminars happening throughout the day, and you can preregister for them on the Kristlemas Market site, to ensure you get your spot. Space is limited.
This is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and whether you are going to buy a gift for that special someone or pick up a little something for yourself, you won’t walk away empty handed!
The 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.
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 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!
The 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!
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.