For many, their favourite season is winter simply because it means Christmas! Well if you enjoy Christams, you're in luck becasue the Niagara Region is full of Christmas spirit around this time of year. Between the holiday spirit that fills the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake to the famous festival of lights held in Niagara Falls each year. Here is a list of a few events happening throughout Niagara this holiday season:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade
In case you’ve missed the St.Catharines Santa Claus Parade, you still have a chance to take the family to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade. The parade is taking place on December 9th at 11 am. Be sure to get there early if you want a good seat, because the downtown core of NOTL may get congested quickly!
Festival of Lights
If you’ve yet to experience Canada’s the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, it’s something for people of all ages. Each winter, Niagara Falls captures the magic of the holiday season through a display of lights. This year marks the 35th season and is said to be the brightest season yet! There is no admission fee to view the light show, however, donations are accepted. The festival’s end date is January 31st, so if you don’t have time to make it before the new year, you’ll still have time once the new year hits!
Winter Festival of Lights, Laser Show
This holiday season there will be an addition to the traditional Festival of Lights. The Ontario Power Generation will be hosting a thrilling Laser Light Show at the top of Clifton Hill, in Niagara Falls. From December 22nd to January 7th you’ll be able to experience these mesmerizing shows. Admission to the show is completely free and there will be four shows running 15 minutes long, each night.
A Christmas Carol
This world renowned Christmas classic by Charles Dickens will be brought to life in the historic Royal George Theatre by the Shaw Festival. If you’re looking for a little live action fun for the whole family, this Christmas classic will be sure to become a family tradition. Also, enjoy a Victorian winter wonderland in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake either before or after the show.
There are a variety of events and activities to do with the entire family this holiday season. Whether you want to view one of Niagara Falls yearly traditions, The Festival of Lights, or an evening in Niagara-on-the-Lake strolling the decorated streets of downtown, there’s something for the whole family.