A List of the Best Holiday Events in Niagara

That special time of the year is here once again.  It is time to get out and celebrate the holiday season with your friends and families.  The Niagara Region offers a wide range of exciting community events to help get you into the holiday spirit.  As the premier NOTL real estate agent, I would like to share these great winter events and festivals with you.

Winter Festival of Lights

This is a must see event.  Niagara’s Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s foremost illumination festival and runs from November 3 until January 31. Come celebrate this magical event and see Niagara Falls transformed into breathtaking colours.  Millions of sparkling lights and other illuminated displays can be found in Niagara Park, the Parkway and Dufferin Islands.  The Festival occurs nightly from 5 pm until midnight.  Although this is a free event, a donation is greatly appreciated.

Some of the festival’s highlights include:

  • Laser light show at the top of Clifton Hill.
  • The three-dimensional Angels at the Niagara Parks Police Building.
  • The two storey high Zimmerman Fountain.

This year’s Festival of Lights will also be accompanied by a fireworks show.  For more information about the Winter Festival of Lights and a schedule for the fireworks show, please visit:


Deck the Falls Walking Tour

Deck the Falls offers ticket holders an opportunity to enjoy some unique winter activities in Niagara on the Lake’s tourist district. Deck the Falls takes place over the first three weekends of December and some of the highlights include:

  • Pop-up carolers.
  • Gourmet food samplings and holiday beverages.
  • Holiday themed photo-ops and craft activities.

Santa Claus Parade

Come out and see your favourite winter themed floats and Santa himself at this year’s annual Santa Claus Parade.  With a wide range of live bands, colourful floats, mascots and entertainers, this is a great way to get into the holidays.

Niagara on the Lake Candlelight Stroll

Come join in on some old fashioned Christmas cheer and be a part of the Niagara on the Lake Candlelight Stroll.  Take a guided walk through the historic town accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment.  The stroll begins at the Old Courthouse building and runs from 6:30-9:00 pm on December 1.


Christmas Markets

Niagara on the Lake is home to various outdoor Christmas Markets that offer an excellent selection of one-of-a-kind crafts.  You are sure to find a great gift for even the hardest to shop for person on your Christmas list.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and enjoy some of the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the tradition of Christmas.

These are just a few of the many great holiday events that abound in the Niagara on the Lake area.  If you are interested in living in Niagara on the Lake or would like to see some of the new real estate opportunities available in the community, contact me today.  I would love to show you why the holiday season is such a magical time of year.

Happy Holidays.