Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving In Niagara Falls!

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

Thanksgiving Canada: Monday, October 9th, 2023

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!

Niagara Speedway
Carnival Chaos
Carnival Chaos
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Zipline
Dino Adventure Golf
Niagara SkyWheel
Falls Illumination
Wizards Golf
Bird Kingdom
Hornblower Niagara
Ripley’s Museum
Zombie Attack
Queen Victoria Park
Oakes Garden

Fun Pass

Clifton Hill Coupons!

Save on your favourite attraction on Clifton Hill!


See below for the top Thanksgiving Events in Niagara Falls and surrounding region:

Falls Illumination
Dog Star Niagara
Fort Erie Race Track
Fort Erie Race Track
farmers market niagara falls
Farmers Market
Thanksgiving Fireworks
Blue Rodeo
Blue Rodeo
Bill Burr
Bill Burr
Floral Showhouse
Floral Showhouse
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Greg Frewin Live
Museum Events
Legends of Motown
Legends of Motown

Balls Falls Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

The Balls Falls Thanksgiving Weekend Festival in Vineland returns for 2023.

In its 49th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that runs October 6th through October 9th. (10am to 5pm)

October 7th through October 10th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Entering its 49th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that takes place every Thanksgiving Weekend.

The 49th Festival will bring back fall favourites – including 150+ unique craft and artisan vendors, delicious foods, craft beverages and wines, fresh, local farmers’ market vendors, live music on the main stage and children’s entertainment, historical demonstrations, heritage tours and guided nature hikes.

Enjoy the beauty of the fall season along the Niagara Escarpment as you take in the sights, sounds and delicious scents of the Thanksgiving Festival and explore the colourful forested trails.

Make Thanksgiving memories, and visit the Festival with friends and family – enjoy elevated musical entertainment and family-friendly activities and shows throughout each day

Be sure to mark your calendars and join us October 6-9, 2023!

Thanksgiving weekend

The festival is held at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in Lincoln. Parking will be available on site and volunteers will be available to direct you where to park. A shuttle is available to take you from the parking lot to festival grounds.

3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Greg Frewin Theatre : Ryan Joyce Wonder!

Mark your calendars because from October 6th to 8th, prepare to be absolutely mesmerized at the Greg Frewin Theatrical Centre! We’re talking about none other than the incredible Ryan Joyce—a name that’s making magic echo across continents.

This is a guy who’s taken the world by storm, from the dazzling stages of Las Vegas to leaving audiences spellbound in places like Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, and beyond. And hey, you might’ve caught a glimpse of his mind-blowing talent on top shows like Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Canada’s Got Talent. Believe it or not, his captivating performances have racked up over ten million views on social media. Yep, you read that right—ten million!

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that’s breaking boundaries and transcending borders. Ryan Joyce’s magic is a sensation that’ll leave you absolutely spellbound. Join us for a night of wonder that you won’t soon forget!

To book, CALL 1(866) 779-8778 or visit

October 6, 7 & 8th
Dinner: 6:00 PM:
Show: 7:30 PM

5781 Ellen Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3P8


Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

This October, get ready for a fall adventure like no other at Howell’s Farm! It’s the same beloved Howell’s Farm that families can’t get enough of, and this year, they’re pulling out all the stops with their full lineup of fall attractions.

You name it, they’ve got it—live shows, games, the famous corn pit, hay play, and a whole lot more. It’s a non-stop thrill ride! Dive into the Corn Maze, hop on the Train Rides, bounce around on the Haystack Jumping pillow, and take a leisurely spin on the Tractor Rides. The fun never stops, and it’s all waiting for you. Don’t miss out on this fantastic fall experience!


Friday, October 6th: 3 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, October 7th: 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, October 8th: 9 am – 9 pm
Monday, October 9th: 9 am – 5 pm 
Hours are subject to change.

2878 Holland Rd, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6

Click here for more details

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Get ready for some Halloween magic because Boo at the Zoo is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Join us for an extended Halloween celebration over Thanksgiving Weekend, from October 6th to 9th, at this fantastic annual trick-or-treating event.

Gather your crew, whether it’s family or friends, because this is the ultimate Halloween adventure. Picture this: trick-or-treating throughout the zoo, all while soaking in the sights and sounds of the wild, mingling with local vendors and businesses, and getting up close and personal with over 1,000 amazing animals in the spacious park.

Children 12 & under dressed in costumes get in FREE!

And here’s the best part: we’re giving you discounted admission for Adults, and kids 12 and under get in FREE when they come dressed up in their coolest costumes. It’s the perfect recipe for a spooktacular time, so don’t miss out!

October 6th-9th: 9am – 4pm

2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0

Click here for more details

Shaw Festival Events (Thanksgiving Weekend)

In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival produces theatre that delights, provokes the mind and stirs the soul through an experience so compelling that artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and beyond.

Address: 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara on the Lake, ON
Phone: 1-800-511-7429

The Clearing
The Clearing

Aug. 3 – Oct 6
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit
Jun. 14 – Oct. 8
The Apple Cart
Jun. 13 – Oct. 7
The Amen Corner

Jul. 30 – Oct. 8
On The Razzle
Apr. 16 – Oct. 8
The Shadow Of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt
July 16 – Oct. 15
Village Wooing
Village Wooing

Jun. 8 – Oct. 7
Prince Caspian
Mar. 30 – Oct. 8
Playboy of the Western World
May 25 – Oct. 7
The Game of Love & Chance
Jun. 28 – Oct. 8
May 10 – Oct. 7
Mother, Daughter
Jun. 3 – Oct. 7

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.

Boston Pizza Interior Dining Winter

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).

Kelsey's Clifton Hill mom and daughter eating

Patio Dining BP
Boston Pizza

Niagara Go Train: Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule

The Go Train is not only running Thanksgiving long weekend, but all 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 for harvest time! Also during the week and weekend, the Go Train has three daily routes and the bus system runs a full schedule year round from the GTA to Niagara Falls.

Go Train Vineyarrds

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 Hotels Near Clifton Hill

Howard Johnson
Country Inn Clifton Hill
Country Inn & Suites
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Double Tree Inn Clifton Hill Pool Areas
Double Tree Resort & Spa
Courtyard Marriott
Old Stone Inn
Old Stone Inn

Beer and Liquor Stores

  • Beer Store
    • Most of Niagara’s Beer Stores will be open on the weekend.
    • Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (Monday, October 9th) Closed
  • LCBO
    • Most of the LCBO stores in the Niagara Region will be open.
    • Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm
    • Sunday 10am-8pm
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (Monday, October 9th) Closed
  • Customers are encouraged to check the store locator feature for their local store hours on lcbo.com or the mobile app.

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 Niagara City 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:

Clifton Hill Local Map of Niagara Falls' tourist area

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