Niagara Falls New Years Party!
Ring in 2018 at Canada's largest FREE New Year's Eve extravaganza
Date: December 31st 2017
Times: Starts at 8:00 PM
Location: Queen Victoria Park
Featured Artists: James Barker Band, Simple Plan, Marianas Trench, Jess Moskaluke and Jessie Reyez.
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The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and its Niagara Falls New Year's Eve event partners are pleased to announce an exciting roster of musical talent has been assembled for this year’s FREE New Year's concert in Queen Victoria Park. On December 31st, ring in 2018!
This year’s concert features an all-star lineup of Canadian talent and will open with two artists who have been making their mark on both the Canadian and American country music scenes, as two-time country pop female vocalist of the year, Jess Moskaluke and emerging country stars, James Barker Band, take the stage. Musical performances will also include multi-platinum-selling, Montreal-bred band, Simple Plan and JUNO Award-winning, Vancouver-based band, Marianas Trench. Up and comer Jessie Reyez will also be performing this year. The highly anticipated free show will begin at 8:00 p.m., with the beauty and majesty of both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls serving as your backdrop.
The Niagara Falls New Year's concert in Queen Victoria Park (QVP) draws approximately 50,000 people to the Park, and this year is expected to be no different, so come out and celebrate with us and enjoy two spectacular fireworks displays planned for 9:00 p.m. and midnight that evening, sponsored by Tim Hortons.
New Year’s Eve is one of Niagara Falls’ busiest and best nights of the year! It is exciting to see the whole city coming alive, as Niagara provides more to do than anywhere else in Canada on this special night. Visitors and residents alike should come on down and enjoy the entire tourism district in full swing – from great music in Queen Victoria Park to family fun at Clifton Hill's World Famous Street, to the high-energy gaming at the Niagara Casinos; as well as enjoy the many restaurants and spectacular hotel getaways, Niagara is the place to be on New Year’s Eve.
According to Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, “New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls is an amazing tradition! We are thrilled to offer an exciting show again this year and we want you to come and enjoy it with us! We look forward to celebrating the traditions of the season, like the Winter Festival of Lights, and the true Canadian experience of a New Year’s Eve outdoor concert, complete with outstanding entertainment and ringing in the New Year!”
James Barker Band
The James Barker Band is a Canadian country group formed in Ontario. The band consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin. In 2015, they won the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Boots and Hearts music festival and the following year, they were signed to Universal Music Canada. The group is best known for their top 10 singles "Lawn Chair Lazy" and "Just Sayin". Their debut extended play, Game On, was released April 21, 2017
Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any... (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011), and Taking One for the Team (2016). The band has also released an EP titled Get Your Heart On - The Second Coming! (2013), in addition to two live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).
Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band has released four full-length studio albums, the most recent titled Astoria, released on October 23, 2015, along with 2011's Ever After, 2009's Masterpiece Theatre and 2006's Fix Me. Their third album Ever After was nominated for a Juno Award.
On June 2011, Moskaluke won the Next Big Thing contest, sponsored by Big Dog 92.7 and SaskMusic. In September 2011, she won the New Artist Showcase Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She was chosen to represent Canada at the Global Artist Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Moskaluke's debut single, "Catch Me If You Can", was released on June 4, 2012. The song's music video received regular airplay on CMT. It was followed by an EP, also titled Catch Me If You Can, which was released on September 4, 2012 by MDM Recordings and distributed by EMI Music Canada. Jeff DeDekker of the Leader-Post gave the EP four stars out of five, writing that "by using the full extent of her voice and also incorporating tenderness and fragility, Moskaluke is able to cover the complete spectrum of material."
A singer and songwriter whose unique take on pop, accented with R&B and hip-hop influences, is reinforced by a vocal style that merges the passionate with the stylishly theatrical, Jessie Reyez was born in Toronto, Canada on June 12, 1991. Her birth name is Jessica Reyez, and her family is of Colombian heritage. Reyez learned to play guitar as a child from her father, who had mastered the instrument. Before Reyez became serious about music, she was a committed dance student, and studied hip-hop dance from junior high into high school. However, after a traumatic breakup with her first serious boyfriend when she was 17, Jessie poured her heartache into her music, with her music teacher allowing her to spend most of her school days at the piano. By the time she graduated, Reyez was writing songs that expressed her emotions and she was playing in Toronto clubs and busking on the streets.
Additional Event Details
Please note no alcohol is permitted on-site and as always, dress appropriately for all outdoor events. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be available, you won't have to go far for refreshments during this spectacular celebration. And with our outdoor licensed area, everything you need is right here! As always, the presence of security and policing will be on-site to ensure everyone's safety throughout the night.
You may have been to the Falls 100 times, but have you ever arrived at the same time as thousands of other people? New Years in Niagara Falls has traffic! Please, We can’t stress it enough, expect to arrive and be parked at your destination by 8:30 pm at the latest. Choose a spot close enough to the New Year’s festivities, that is also walking distance from wherever you plan on having dinner, etc. If you plan on seeing the New Year’s Eve concert down at Queen Victoria Park, hopefully you picked a hotel within walking distance to the show. If not, click here and let us help you with a list of nearby hotels complete with a map that pinpoints their location in conjuction to the park, Niagara Falls, and the attractions that you wish to visit.
A parking lot that is close to the concert in the park, both casinos (Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino), and all the main Clifton Hill attractions, is just off Victoria Avenue. If you enter the parking lot from here, you will fare much better in getting in quickly — whereas entering at the front (off Clifton Hill) will be difficult depending on your time of arrival. It is large and extends from the rear of the Niagara SkyWheel all the way to the Skylon Tower. You should have no problem finding a parking spot here, and the wait to leave the property afterwards will be far less compared to elsewhere. There are two entrances and three exits. Click here for detals
Route #1 From Highway 420 1. Once you are on Highway 420 heading towards the Falls 2. Turn RIGHT onto MacDonald Avenue 3. Turn LEFT onto Centre St. 4. Turn RIGHT on Victoria Ave. 5. Turn LEFT into the Clifton Hill Parking side entrance. Once parked, it's a quick walk to the main event.
Route #2 From Highway 20 (turns into Lundy's Lane) 1. Follow Highway 20 past Thorold Townline Road (where it turns into Lundy's Lane) 2. Continue Past Stanley Avenue 3. Continue onto Ferry Street 4. Ferry turns onto Victoria Ave, go RIGHT into the Clifton Hill Parking side entrance. Once parked, it's a quick walk to the main event.
Route #3 From Thorold Stone Road 1. If you are on the QEW heading south towards Niagara Falls you will see signs for Thorold Stone Road. 2. Take the Thorold Stone Road exit and turn LEFT, continue all the way through to Stanley Avenue, slight right. 3. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 420. 4. Then RIGHT onto MacDonald Avenue 5. Turn LEFT onto Centre St. 6. Turn RIGHT on Victoria Ave. 7. Turn LEFT into the Clifton Hill Parking side entrance. Once parked, it's a quick walk to the main event.
Route #4 From McLeod Road 1. On the QEW, head south towards the Falls and take the McLeod Rd exit and turn left. 2. Travel through to the Marineland Parkway and turn LEFT on Stanley Ave 3. Turn RIGHT onto Ferry Street 4. Ferry turns onto Victoria Ave, go RIGHT into the Clifton Hill Parking side entrance. Once parked, it's a quick walk to the main event.
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT BOSTON PIZZA
Boston Pizza is the place to be for New Years Eve!!!
Everyone knows NYE in Niagara Falls is Canada’s hottest spot to party and Boston Pizza Clifton Hill will be the place to be!!! This will be the party where you don’t need bottle service to get in. Everyone’s welcome, come casual or dressed up… the only thing that matters is having a good time!
Restaurant hours: Dec 31, 2017 11:00 AM to Jan 1, 2018 3:00 AM
NEW YEARS EVE AT KELSEY'S CLIFTON HILL
Celebrate New Years at Kelsey's Clifton Hill!
Spend New Years at Kelsey's Clifton Hill, close to alll the action and events in Niagara Falls, Canada!
Restaurant hours: Dec 31, 2017 11:00 AM to Jan 1, 2018 3:00 AM
Full restaurant menu available until close
GREG FREWIN NEW YEARS EVE GALA
The Greg Frewin Theatre presents a spectacular evening featuring International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin. You will be spellbound and amazed!
They will cap the evening to ring in the New Year with dancing to classic rock with "The Associates" - Canada's premiere party band. Covering bands from Maroon 5 to Imagine Dragons, and Guns N Roses to Muse. "The Associates" play the biggest hits from the biggest artists, pleasing virtually everyone in the crowd.
Niagara Falls Hotels
Book your Niagara Falls hotel now for the premiere New Year's Eve event in Canada, held in the most recognizable location in Canada - Niagara Falls!
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