Niagara Falls is the home of festive fun this holiday season!
Here you can enjoy an endless list of things to see and do including: festivals, concerts, live entertainment, holiday events, exclusive dining experiences, signature attractions and more! Niagara Falls is safe to play, safe to stay, following all Public Health protocols.
Learn all about the ways that you and your family can make new memories this holiday season!
Canada's Largest FREE Outdoor Light Festival
The 40th anniversary annual Winter Festival of Lights has almost doubled in length for the 2022-2023 Festival season, giving you even more time to discover the winter magic in Niagara Falls. On now to Family Day on February 20, 2023.
You're invited to this bright and cheery annual tradition to make new memories and explore the 3 million lights and larger than life displays that decorate the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and streets across the tourism districts.
Illumination Route Map
There are more than 75 displays along the Festival Route! Use the Google Map to find them all!
This holiday season the Winter Festival of Lights will feature an exciting line-up of FREE family-friendly entertainment and activations!
Families walking along the Festival Route can pop into the various locations to warm up and enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night and daily throughout the holidays from 6pm to 9pm (except for December 24, 25 and 31). Entertainment includes magicians, musicians, acrobats, story time, oversized games and photo opportunities. You’ll also get to meet the Misty Kids!
Live Music is Back!
6 Nights. 20 Venues. 75+ Performances.
The NEW Niagara Falls Music Live celebration features a diverse line-up of local, Ontario and Canadian artists and bands takes live music in Niagara Falls to a whole new level. From jazz and blues to rock and after dark DJ Parties, music lovers can experience an extraordinary array of live entertainment every night of the week this holiday season, from December 27 to January 1.
Tickets are now for sale! Check out the featured concerts below and full list of venues to start planning your music-fueled getaway with friends and family!
Fireworks are BACK! Beginning November 12, spectacular fireworks displays will return to the skies over Niagara Falls.
DATES & TIMES
November: 12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8:00pm
December: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 26-31 at 8:00pm
December 31 * NYE at 12:00 midnight
January: 1-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 8:00pm
February: 3-4, 10-11, 17-20 at 8:00pm
An iconic, signature experience for the destination, there’s nothing like the sight of fireworks over the brink of the Falls to make a memorable trip even more unforgettable.
Dinosaurs, Feathers & Fossils is an amazing exhibit that is on now until January 9th, 2022 at The Columbus Club Hall in Niagara Falls (on Stanley Ave across from the Scotiabank Convention Centre). This larger than life walk-through experience will challenge everything you ever knew about dinosaurs. As guests journey through the hall, they will be met with animatronic and replica Dinosaurs, Insects, Feathers & Fossils provided by Canada’s Dinosaur Park, Canada’s premier Dinosaur Park and Reptile Sanctuary. This immersive experience offers families the chance to journey through prehistoric eras, providing an educational and fun adventure for all ages. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Knights of Columbus & GROW Community Food Literacy Centre.
Dec 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2021
Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2022
Exhibit Hours: 10am - 6pm (Last Entry at 5pm)
Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are not available at the door.
Niagara Falls is the place to be on New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable countdown to 2023 with the ultimate line-up of live music events, shows and dining experiences across the city. Music lovers planning a memorable New Year’s Eve can experience multiple live shows plus the year-round attractions and award-winning culinary scene during their visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario’s most iconic location.
Canada’s Entertainment Capital offers up an extraordinary setting and diverse line-up of New Year’s Eve celebrations from major concert events, Brazilian Carnival, and live music performances in restaurants, bars and lounges as well as the memorable ambiance of New Year's Eve dinner at one of the famous Niagara Falls restaurants with breathtaking views of the Falls.
Whether your looking for adventure or relaxation, Niagara Falls attractions, dining, and spa experiences offer the perfect getaway for everyone. Bundle up to experience the icy Falls and incredible vantage points from above and below. Get tropical at indoor waterparks, Bird Kingdom and Butterfly Conservatory. Savour locally inspired food and drinks at award-winning restaurants and dining rooms with a spectacular view of the Falls (and fireworks). Give yourself a little "me time" with spa treatments and winery tours.