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Niagara Falls New Years

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
Price: Free
Featured Artists: James Barker Band, Simple Plan, Marianas Trench and Jess Moskaluke.

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and its 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. 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:
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:
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.

 

Jess Moskaluke
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."
 

 

 

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!

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.

The Winter Festival of Lights strives to offer events like the New Year's Eve Concert Extravaganza at no charge to the public however it does cost a considerable amount of money to host these great shows so we appreciate the donations made by those attending the New Year's Eve Party. Look for our Donation Barrels placed within Queen Victoria Park and feel good knowing that your contribution helps.

Directions/Parking
The best parking lot that is close to not only the concert in the park, both casinos (Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino), Fallsview Blvd. and all the main Clifton Hill attractions, is just off Robinson Street. If you enter the parking lot from the back, you will fare much better in getting in quickly. We also have a new added entrance on Victoria Avenue, for 3 ways in and 3 ways out! Below, you will find a map of this lot. It is large and extends from Clifton Hill all the way to the Skylon Tower. You should have no problem finding a parking spot here, and the price to park will be much cheaper than along the Niagara Parkway, which will actually be closed down in sections.

How to get here:
Route #1 From Highway 420
1.  Once you are on Highway 420 heading towards the Falls 2.  Turn RIGHT onto Stanley Avenue 3.  Take Stanley past Lundy's Lane 4.  LEFT on Robinson Street. 5.  Continue Straight and before you hit the dead-end go LEFT into the Clifton Hill back 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 passed Thorold Townline Road (where it turns into Lundy's Lane) 2.  Turn RIGHT onto Stanley Avenue 3.  Turn LEFT on Robinson Street 4.  Continue straight and before you hit the dead-end go LEFT into the Clifton Hill back entrance. Once you're here, you will find parking spots and a quick walk to the Jolley Cut which takes you down to the 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.  Follow Stanley Ave past Highway 420 and Lundy's Lane 4.  Turn LEFT on Robinson Street 5.  Continue straight and before you hit the dead-end go LEFT into the Clifton Hill back 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 Robinson Street 4.  Continue straight and before you hit the dead-end go LEFT into the Clifton Hill back entrance.  Once parked, it's a quick walk to the main event.
 
*Please note that exiting off the 420 onto Stanley Avenue will most surely be backed up all the way to Lundy's Lane. Your best bet would be to stay on the QEW Niagara and then get off at McLeod Road and backtrack (Route#4). You will be less likely to hit heavy traffic then.*
 

 

For further New Year's Eve Party in Niagara Concert information, visit www.niagaraparks.com.

The party continues afterwards at Boston Pizza Clifton Hill's annual NYE bash! From 9:00 pm - 3:00 am come inside and come as you are! No Dress Code, and No Cover Charge! 

 

 

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