Spend a One-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Weekend In Niagara
NIAGARA FALLS, ON We 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.
Thanksgiving Weekend Activities:
So many attractions are open during Thanksgiving Weekend! Plan ahead and don’t miss out on some serious FUN!
Clifton Hill FUN PASS
Attraction seekers will love the “Clifton Hill FUN PASS”, which gets you into FOUR of Niagara’s most popular attractions: The Niagara SkyWheel, Zombie Attack, Movieland Wax Museum and your choice of Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Wizard’s Golf.
TOP THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVENTS IN NIAGARA
Greg Frewin Theatre : Wild Magic!
The Greg Frewin illusion spectacle is a quintessential component of a Niagara Falls vacation. Our show is breath-taking with a Vegas style format and features illusions that are both one of a kind and internationally renowned, performed by the International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin.
Saturday October 10th
12:00 PM: WILD MAGIC – Luncheon / Matinee
1:00 PM: WILD MAGIC – Matinee Show Only
6:15 PM: WILD MAGIC Dinner 6:15PM / Show 7:30PM
7:30 PM: WILD MAGIC – Show Only 7:30PM
5781 Ellen Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3P8
Niagara Falls Farmers Market
The Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market is a local tradition and will be open L. They have been serving the Niagara Falls community for over fifty years. The Market operates Saturdays from 7am-1pm. Come join the fun at the “in term location at the MacBain Community Centre located at 7150 Montrose Road. They offer fresh local produce, local cuisine, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants and much more this Thanksgiving Weekend!
- be encouraged to have one person per household attend
- be encouraged to pre-order with vendors (platform forthcoming)
- be permitted to use reusable shopping bags for their purchases, as long as they are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner, and are handled by the customer only.
- be encouraged to wear facemasks
- The first hour of market (7:00am – 8:00am) will be for seniors (60+) and essential service workers only
Saturday October 10th
MacBain Community Centre: 7150 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3
Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
Starting September 26th Howell’s Farm will be open with most of their Fall attractions that many have come to love. Still the same Howells Farm that families have grown to love just with some minor adjustments to keep everyone safe! All attractions will be running with exclusions of live shows, the corn pit and hay play as per the suggestions of Public Health.
Come and enjoy the Corn Maze, Train Rides, Jumping pillow and More.
Be sure to bring a mask as they will be required on select attractions
Friday, October 9th: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday, October 10th: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, October 11th: 11 am – 7 pm
Monday, October 12th: 11 am – 7 pm
Hours are subject to change.
2878 Holland Rd, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6
Balls Falls Thanksgiving Weekend Festival
The Balls Falls Thanksgiving Weekend Festival in Vineland has gone virtual for 2020. They are offering a new virtual vendor experience allows you to shop all of the vendors’ great products from a single, easy-to-use shopping platform.
In its 46th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Weekend Festival is a Niagara Tradition that normally runs October 9th through October 12th.
The 2020 festival, which was originally conceived as four days of exciting in-person shopping, featuring delicious local food, drinks, artisan vendors, and historical tours and demonstrations has been transformed into a virtual experience.
Join in on this virtual adventure where guests will enjoy heritage village tours and historical demonstrations, as well as music and entertainment, all from the comfort of your home. This year’s virtual event will feature more than 80 juried artisans, vendors, demonstrators and entertainers participating in this long annual tradition. The first Thanksgiving Festival was held at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in 1974. The intention was simple: to raise money for conservation and environmental programs that were not otherwise funded. This remains the purpose of the Festival today. From its humble beginnings as a one-day craft show, the event has become a family tradition.
Please note that no vendors will be on site this year. The online shopping experience takes place September 12 to October 7. On-site heritage tours and demonstrations will take place at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area October 9 to 12. Reservations are mandatory for individual visitors and groups up to 10. https://thanksgivingfestival.ca/heritage-tours/
3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0
SOMETHING SPOOKY IS COMING TO SAFARI NIAGARA
Boo at the Zoo is back for Thanksgiving Weekend: October 9, 10, 11 & 12, as they celebrate their 8th annual trick-or-treating event! Get your family and friends together for an extended weekend of Halloween fun. Trick or treat throughout the zoo while enjoying the sights and sounds of the wild, local vendors and businesses, and experience over 1,000 animals in the spacious park. They are offering discounted admission for Adults, and kids are FREE to attend with a costume.
To ensure the safety of guests, staff, vendors and community, Boo at the Zoo is subject to change with the restrictions and recommendations set in place by the Province of Ontario. Should the Government’s regulations for trick-or-treating change, the Boo at the Zoo event will be adjusted to keep the community safe. Please keep an eye on their newsletter, website and social media channels for updates, as they continue to monitor what Boo at the Zoo will look like moving forward.
Friday, October 9th: 9am – 4pm
Saturday, October 10th: 9am – 4pm
Sunday, October 11th: 9am – 4pm
Monday, October 12th: 9am – 4pm
2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0
Additional Thanksgiving Events
- Niagara Falls Illumination (Oct 9-12th, 6:15 PM – 2 AM)
- Puzzling Adventures (Oct 9-12th)
- Haunt Manor – Hollywood Horror Story 2020 (Oct 10th)
- Greg Frewin Show (Oct 10th, Select Show Times: 12pm, 1pm, 6:15pm, 7:30pm)
- Thanksgiving Pottery Workshop and Pop up Market (Oct 10-11th)
Family Dining for Thanksgiving Weekend
Packed with games, sports memorabilia, and big screen TVs Boston Pizza Clifton Hill is a perfect place for families and small gatherings of all ages. Here you can enjoy amazing pizza and diverse menu options with pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, etc.
Print off this coupon and enjoy $3 off a large pizza that you and your family can enjoy!
Experience our updated KELSEYS Original Roadhouse over the Thanksgiving weekend. Great food, fun and our large patio bar (covered and enclosed in the cool weather).
Niagara Go Train: Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule
The Go Train is not only running til Thanksgiving long weekend, but weekends throughout the year. So be sure to take advantage of riding from Toronto to Niagara Falls on the train, especially if you plan to hit some of Niagara’s top wineries! Also during the week and weekend, the Go Bus system runs a full schedule year round from the GTA to Niagara Falls.
Thanksgiving Weekend Overnight Getaways!
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.
Niagara Falls Parking
For Thanksgiving Weekend, find plenty of parking close to all the 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 an expanded parking facility on Clifton Hill to accommodate more vehicles, with an additional Victoria 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:
It’s time for a Happy Thanks-GIVEAWAY!!! For a chance to win an EPIC We’re thankful for you!! Tag & comment about those you’re thankful for in this post and be entered into our prize draw to win 2 passes for the Niagara SkyWheel & Niagara Speedway.
Prize Package Includes:
-2 Niagara SkyWheel Tickets
-2 Niagara Speedway Tickets.
* Prize will be drawn on Friday afternoon before Thanksgiving long weekend.