*Pictured Above: The SkyWheel Courtyard on Clifton Hill in December 2015 (Photo cred: Instagram @Shieldz_)*
Next to the Niagara Falls itself, visiting Clifton Hill is a staple of Niagara Tourism. People have always considered Clifton Hill as a “Summer destination”, but nothing could be farther from the truth! We like to think of ourselves as a “year round” destination. Here are 5 reasons why Clifton Hill should be on top of your mind this Holiday Season.
- We are open 365 days a year.
We cater to tourism. That said, there are many people who travel when they get their time off of work — Christmas Holidays being one of them. It is estimated that the Niagara Falls receives an estimated 30 million visitors in a year; with a huge bulk of those travelers that wish to frequent family fun attractions, restaurants, and shops. This is why the Clifton Hill facilities will stay open 365 days a year. There is no sense in staying at any Niagara Falls hotel without having fun options and things to do!
We offer attractions that will remain open that some people are shocked to hear, such as the Niagara SkyWheel which is climate-controlled and enclosed, and not open to the elements like the traditional ferris wheels. The SkyWheel is actually an “observation wheel”; which basically translates into an essentially bigger and more sophisticated Ferris wheel.
Don’t assume that just because it’s cold out that our concession stands won’t be open! Looking for a Waffle Cone or Dippin’ Dots? You got it! We will be open over the Holiday season. Stay connected with our Clifton Hill Hours of Operation which gets updated as the days go on.
2. Who would have thought? We are romantic too.
You don’t generally think of Clifton Hill as the place to go for romance — but we are! With this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights taking place from November 21st, 2015 to January 31st, 2016, Clifton Hill is a Winter Wonderland of romantic lights! The top of Clifton Hill and Victoria Avenue features a gorgeous lit up 3D Santa’s Sleigh that you can be seated inside, along with a new location for the JinJu lantern displays along the promenade. Sit yourself inside a giant lit up heart for the perfect “selfie” or a proposal perhaps?
Towards the bottom of Clifton Hill is the gorgeous Oakes Garden Theatre which is decorated in an abundance of lights and vibrant lit trees. The Oakes Garden Theatre has always been the place to go for the perfect engagement or wedding photo. It is a quiet, romantic, and serene location on Clifton Hill/Niagara Parkway for an ideal photo opportunity.
What is romance without the Niagara Falls fireworks shows? They occur every Friday at 9:00 pm during the Winter until January 29th, 2016, and during the Holiday season all shows will be nightly at 9:00 pm from December 21st to December 26th!
3. Gifts Galore!
Whether you wish to pick up a unique gift for Christmas at the Canada Trading Company, decorate your tree and household with Christmas ornaments, create a gift basket of fudge and goodies at the Fudge Factory, or purchase Clifton Hill Fun Passes for your loved one as a stocking stuffer, we sell it all on Clifton Hill!
The Canada Trading Company has so many great finds that if you can’t decide, you can always request a gift certificate instead. These gift certificates that are made available in $25 increments can be used at any of the 3 Clifton Hill locations mentioned in the video below.
Does your loved one want fun and excitement for Christmas? The Clifton Hill Fun Pass will create that with 5 of our Clifton Hill favourites for one low, discounted price. Best of all, you can purchase them online without having to even set foot outside the door. Simply pay, print, and hand over a day full of fun to a special person!
*Note: If purchasing as a gift, enter under “Contact Information” the info of the person that you are buying the passes for (with the exception of email, in which you record your own). Record your own information under “Billing Address.”
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4. Victoria Avenue Laser Light Shows
December 19th, 2015 – December 30th, 2015
The Winter Festival of Lights is proud to present the highly anticipated laser light shows. Admission is free, and the shows take place at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm on the Victoria Avenue Promenade at the top of Clifton Hill. You won’t want to miss these mesmerizing and spectacular shows!
In addition to the two nightly Laser Light Shows, they will also have an interactive laser booth displayed where visitors can write a message, draw a picture, propose (refer back to #2 on the list), or make an announcement.
5. Niagara Falls New Years Eve
Probably the biggest event in Niagara, is the always anticipated New Year’s Eve show at Queen Victoria Park!
Click the image below for this year’s exciting line-up, and for all the details!
There will also be two amazing Niagara Falls fireworks shows at 9:00 pm and at Midnight. This is Canada’s largest FREE New Year’s Eve event. You won’t want to miss this!
Boston Pizza Clifton Hill will be hosting an incredible New Year’s Eve Bash!
- DJ Pete will spin your favorite party HITS all night long (Top 40 – Hip Hop – Dance)
- Party Favours, Bowling, Pool, Games & Beer
- No dress code
Arrive Early to avoid any line-ups
19+ Bar Area Only