Although the winter months are not the peak of the tourist season, during the days around Christmas Niagara definitely has something to offer to its visitors. A number of attractions are open, and the Winter Festival of Lights gives the waterfalls a postcard-like look. This is the perfect place to have fun with friends or spend time with your family.
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Niagara Falls on Christmas – the Incredible Winter Fairytale
Christmas day will be filled with amazing views and adventures. A walk around the Niagara River and the waterfalls, frozen and covered with snow, will leave an unforgettable memory. Most of the attractions are closed on Christmas. However, if you want to have fun, you can check in advance the attractions that are open even on this day.
You can visit Adventure City, Captain Jack’s Fun Center, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, where your children can spend a fun day, or educational attractions such as the Bird Kingdom, Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. If you are a lover of winter beauty and want to see the snowy Niagara from above you can visit the working Niagara SkyWheel and Skylon Tower Observation Deck.
Another place you can spend your Christmas day is Niagara-on-the-Lake. The whole small town is covered with Christmas decorations, you can enjoy Christmas shopping, or visit one of the wineries in the area to taste delicious local food and a glass of the famous Niagara wines.
One of the most remarkable events of the winter is the Winter Festival of Lights, in Niagara Parks. Light installations have been installed along the entire park, different colors illuminate the snow-covered trees, glowing shapes of angels, and deer remind of the upcoming holidays. The festival runs from mid-November to mid-January.
In addition to the ones already listed, there are more events at the end of December to make your stay unforgettable. Santa Claus parades, for example, is organized in various cities near Niagara and is a favorite attraction for the youngest visitors. If you love Christmas shopping you can visit Port Dalhousie Christmas Market. Poinsettia Show is organized annually in Floral Showhouse for more than 65 years.
In December, Niagara is filled with the Christmas spirit. In most places, even on business buildings, light decorations are placed. Prepare warm clothes because the temperatures are low. The walk near the waterfalls and the decorated streets, which exude a Christmas mood, is definitely worth it.