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Spend a One-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Weekend In Niagara


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Spend a One-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Weekend In Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS, ON I know it’s hard to believe with these Summer-like temperatures that we’ve been having, but Autumn is here! Very soon, we will see crisp sweater-weather, vivid sunsets and spectacular rustic colours.

Thanksgiving is the perfect Niagara weekend! Visitors can still enjoy all their favourite area sites and attractions, without the crowds.

Whether you prefer to stroll through one of Niagara’s colourful parks … enjoy the dazzle and excitement of Clifton Hill, or take in the natural wonder of the Horseshoe and American Falls, you won’t be disappointed.

Niagara’s countryside is bursting with colour … with Niagara fruit farmers harvesting what promises to be a bountiful crop … the morning grass is glistening with dew … and the air is full of a fruity freshness.

Not to mention, there is a ton of things to do!

The Thanksgiving long weekend is the last weekend of the season to catch the GO Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls, so be sure to take advantage of this easy way to travel!

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Attraction seekers will love the “Clifton Hill FUN PASS”, which gets you into SIX of Niagara’s most popular attractions: The Niagara SkyWheel, Zombie AttackMovieland Wax Museum, Ghost Blasters Dark Ride, Wild West Coaster, and your choice of Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Wizard’s Golf.

**Ordering them online grants you 2 admissions to the Niagara SkyWheel for the same price as purchasing them on property.**

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Online only, you can purchase 160 Great Canadian Midway tokens for $50 ($44.25+tax) with our “Midway Token Offer“.

Thanksgiving weekend

The Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival in Vineland is the single biggest event for Niagara on Thanksgiving weekend. 

Thanksgiving weekend

The 44th Annual Festival runs Friday, Oct. 5th to Monday, Oct. 8th, 10 am to 5 pm, and features over 170 selected artisans displaying and selling their creative wares such as pottery, paintings, jewelry, lawn ornaments and clothing.  Daily live entertainment, children’s activities and numerous heritage displays will keep visitors engaged.

The Festival has become a long-standing, favourite tradition for both families and visitors who come from far and wide to experience the Ball’s Falls Annual Festival and its natural setting. In addition to the arts, crafts and wares, you can enjoy the incredible beauty of this 19th Century hamlet, set amid the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley eco-system. The event is a major fundraiser for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), with revenues from admission directed to a number of NPCA’s conservation programs.

Click here for more info on the Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival, plus some other exciting Festivals and Fairs coming up this Fall season in Niagara!

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

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Photo cred @Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

Visit the popular Howell Family Pumpkin Farm this Thanksgiving, which provides a cornucopia of Fall activities, including an animal farm, wagon rides, a fun maze, and a large pumpkin patch, and an impressive nightly Jack-o-Lantern show.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours (extended hours on Thanksgiving Monday):

Friday, October 5th: 12 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, October 6th: 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday, October 7th: 11 am – 6 pm

Monday, October 8th: 11 am – 6 pm 

Boo at the Zoo

Thanksgiving weekend

Boo at the Zoo” is an annual event at Safari Niagara, that allows kids to Trick or Treat throughout the park. It happens over three days on the Thanksgiving long weekend. Kids under 13 get free entry when in costume and with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

Niagara Falls Oktoberfest

Thanksgiving weekend

Break out the laderhosen! Niagara Falls Oktoberfest is rolling out the barrel to celebrate all things German — Beer, Bratwurst, Music, and Dancing!

Celebrate two days of everything German including handmade German fare like bratwursts and schnitzel, and enjoy plenty of authentic cold German beer! There will be also be live entertainment all weekend long! It’s an event not to be missed being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

Steps away from the excitement of Clifton Hill, there are a number of Niagara Falls Hotels offering deep discounts and family offerings with great packages. Guests can add many attractions, entertainment and dining offers to their stay.

Whether you’re looking for a fun family experience, or you’re looking for a fun night of dancing, Niagara provides plenty of options to celebrate the Fall season.

Below are some great ideas, activities, and events to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Parking

Find plenty of parking close to all Clifton Hill and Niagara Parks attractions, a 5 minute walk to view the Falls, quick access to the Hornblower Niagara Cruises and the WildPlay Mist Rider Zipline to the Falls, and both casinos.

We have recently expanded our Clifton Hill parking facility to accommodate more vehicles, and opened up another additional entrance/exit, making our lot one of the most centralized and easily accessible lots in Niagara Falls.

Click the image below for directions and more information:

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Family Dining 

Packed with games, sports memorabilia, and big screen TVs Boston Pizza Clifton Hill is a perfect place for families, sports teams, and groups of all ages. Here you can enjoy the amazing Strike Rock N’ Bowl entertainment centre where you’ll find dazzling neon lights, rock n’ roll music and a fun atmosphere.

Print off this coupon and enjoy $3 off a large pizza that you and your family can enjoy!

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Experience our completely renovated KELSEYS Original Roadhouse over the Thanksgiving weekend. Great food, fun, and live entertainment await outside on the patio bar (covered and enclosed in the cool weather). Experience the comfort of your own home in one of the outdoor tables with booth seating.

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