It’s the holiday season once again! The Winter Festival of Lights and Greg Frewin Entertainment are just two of the many possibilities we’ve whittled it down to.
Here are 10 incredible Niagara Falls events and activities you won’t want to miss this year.
#1 Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
DATE RANGE: November 12th 2022 to February 20th, 2023
The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights returns this year with animated light installations and amazing projections – all of which will leave you spellbound! The festival literally shines up the entire Niagara Falls destination with its brilliance and dazzles people with its joy.
The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights is FREE and open to everyone! It takes place November 12th to February 20th, 2023 along 8 km of the Niagara Parkway and within Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and various tourist areas throughout Niagara Falls including: Clifton Hill, the Victoria Centre, Fallsview Boulevard, and Lundy’s Lane. Visitors should come out early and often to catch all the lighting arrangements throughout the festival.
#2 Poinsettia Show at the Floral Showhouse
DATE RANGE: November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023
A family holiday tradition for over 65 years featuring poinsettias, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cactus and paperwhite narcissus, and many other Christmas surprises.
Open all year long the Floral Showhouse is the perfect tropical oasis to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year that reflect the changing seasons.
Featuring over 1,400 poinsettias along with cyclamen, azaleas and colourful lighting installations.
#3 Safari Lights
DATE RANGE: November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Safari Lights is a family-friendly, drive-through holiday journey, surrounded by the twinkle of holiday lights. Sing along to Christmas tunes as you cruise through a dazzling landscape. Safari Niagara transforms the outdoor park space into a 3-kilometer, twinkling Christmas landscape with over a million lights. It’s a drive-through light journey, creating a wonderful, warm and safe experience for the young… and the young-at-heart.
#4 Niagara Falls Fireworks
DATE RANGE: November 12, 2022 – February 20, 2023
Celebrate the Holidays with Fireworks at Niagara Falls
Beginning December 26 and continuing each night through to January 1, fireworks will return with spectacular displays over the Falls this holiday season, adding to celebrations taking place across the destination.
November: 12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8:00pm
December: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 26-31 at 8:00pm
December 31 * NYE at 12:00am
January: 1-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 8:00pm
February: 3-4, 10-11, 17-20 at 8:00pm
#5 Niagara Falls Christmas Market
DATE RANGE: November 12th to December 18th, 2022 (Weekends)
The Downtown Niagara Falls BIA (NFBIA) will be hosting an outdoor Christmas market that will last 6 weekends long. The Christmas Market will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays beginning on November 13th after the Santa Claus Parade.
The Christmas Market will be reoccurring every weekend November 12th until December 18th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Friday’s, 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday’s, and from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday’s. This unique experience will feature a variety of different local vendors each weekend, including food, artists, handmade goods and more! The market will also feature a unique Christmas display, and stunning outdoor lighting from the Winter Festival of Lights.
#6 Fallsview Casino’s Christmas On Ice
DATE RANGE: November 24th to December 9th, 2022
Christmas Wonderland is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. The New York style Christmas spectacular is now making its way to Niagara! Complete with glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, your favourite Christmas songs and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole!
Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey with your favourite songs such as White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bells, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus is coming to town, All I want for Christmas is You and many more…
At OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino Thursday, November 24th 2022 through Friday, December 9th 2022
#7 Garrison Christmas at Fort George
DATE RANGE: December 10 and 11, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Come experience early-nineteenth-century Christmas traditions, including crafts, activities, and games for the entire family! Enjoy the gardens and musket demonstrations while seeing Fort George decked in traditional Christmas greenery. Join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George for some festive holiday cheer!
December 10 and 11, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door for regular entry.
#8 KB Events: All I Want For Christmas Market at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre
DATE RANGE: December 3 to 4, 2022
It’s the most delightful time of the year, and “All I Want For Christmas Market” is going to be a fantastic holiday market with over 80+ exhibitors and craftsmen, swag bags for the first 25 people through each day, prizes, freebies, and so much more. There may even be the big man himself!
- December 3rd 10am-4pm
- December 4th 10am-3pm
Admission: Tickets are only available on December 3rd and 4th at the door.
$3 in cash (children 12 & under are free)
Parking at NFCC will cost $10 per car load, and the attendant will take payment before you enter the lot. The three types of payment accepted are cash, credit, and debit.
#9 McFarland House Heritage Christmas
DATE RANGE: December 2 – 4 and December 10 – 11, 2022 · 10 am – 4pm
Experience a typical nineteenth-century Christmas as the Garden Club of Niagara decorates McFarland House with period accurate materials! Victorian-era crafts, carols, and refreshments will transport you back in time within one of Niagara’s most historic and valuable cultural sites.
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind chance in addition to your normal entry to McFarland House.
McFarland House has stood as a testament to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s impeccable demeanor, good taste, and gracious living for more than two centuries. Built around the turn of the nineteenth century by Scotsman John McFarland, the house was used as a military hospital by both the Americans and the British during the War of 1812. Today, costumed interpreters give guided tours of this historic home, and a variety of events are held throughout the year.
#10 Dean Z’s Rockin Christmas at Greg Frewin Theatre
DATES: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 1:00 PM – Matinee Show; 7:00 PM – Night Show
Dean Z, the award-winning and internationally famous entertainer, performs your favourite rockin’ Christmas tunes. With his high-energy 12-piece band and the lovely Deltatones.
Witness a magnificent event with stunning lighting, multimedia, and the most hip-shakin’ Christmas tunes ever written. Listen to songs by Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Brian Setzer, The Ronettes, and many more!
Enjoy partying to the best rock’n’roll, rockabilly, and swing Christmas classics that will put you in the holiday spirit. Tune in to Dean Z’s Rockin’ Christmas Show, live at the Greg Frewin Theatre, and crank up the retro holiday cheer.
#11 A Fallsview Crafty Christmas Market for Cultivating Hope Foundation
DATES: Sunday December 4th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
REDUCING POVERTY AND FOOD IN SECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY
It’s time to concentrate on an answer to poverty that addresses its underlying causes. To overcome food insecurities, we develop career training options. encouraging second chances Help us grow a new era of hope for the low-income and homeless populations in the Niagara region.
Give the Gift of Fun, Get Fun Passes at Costco!
Stop by a Costco Warehouse to get a HUGE deal on our Clifton Hill Fun Pass! Costco Fun Passes can be used directly at any of the Clifton Hill attractions listed on the card! They are an awesome deal for your next Niagara vacation or could be an amazing winter holiday gift for all your friends and family.