Holiday Activities, Events, and Shopping in Niagara Falls, ON
This holiday season, take the ones you love on a fantastic trip to Niagara Falls. With the Falls being frozen over, Niagara Falls in the winter is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Besides seeing the Falls, you'll find many other indoor activities where you can keep warm and find some great entertainment. Below, you'll find a list of some of our top holiday activities, events, and shopping destinations in Niagara Falls. You can click on the titles below to get further information from articles and full descriptions plus opportunities to make online reservations for Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Air Tours
You can stay warm and get amazing views of the frozen over Niagara Falls by embarking on an air tour. From quick 10-minute tours to combined tours lasting 2 and a half hours, you'll find just what you need to take your loved ones above the Falls. The shorter tours--the 20-minute and 30-minute Air Tours by Fly Niagara Inc. and the Niagara Helicopters Limited Tour--will give you a brief but thorough look at the Falls. The Fly and Wine Tour, however, gives you a flight over the Falls plus a tour of Niagara Wine Country.
Another option for getting a great look of the Falls is taking a trip to the observation deck of the Konica Minolta Tower Center. You'll get plenty of great views and admission is less than $10, a perfect addition to your Niagara Falls, ON vacation!
Christmas Shopping in Niagara Falls
If you're looking for something special for the friends and family on your shopping list, you're bound to find it in Niagara Falls! Niagara Falls has malls, antiques, and outlet stores. You'll want to shop the Canada One Outlet Mall for outstanding deals on designer items from Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Jones New York, and more. If you don't find what you're looking for in the outlets, you can venture out to Pen Center or Niagara Square, two of Niagara Falls' premiere malls. You'll also find great antique places for the person on your list who loves anything vintage and dozens more specialty shops in Clifton Hill shopping district and Niagara Falls' duty-free shopping centers.
Ripley's Moving Theater
If you've already visited the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, you won't want to miss the exciting Ripley's Moving Theater. Since this theater is great for the whole family, it's a great indoor activity for your holiday getaway in Niagara Falls. The shows currently playing at this theater are Motion Madness and Runaway Log Truck. In Motion Madness, you'll be whisked through rides on a wooden roller coaster, dune buggy, and snow mobile. In Runaway Log Truck, you'll take a ride on a log truck that has lost its brakes on mountain roads.
Niagara Falls Christmas and Winter Events
While the Falls themselves are beautiful, Niagara Falls has even more beauty displayed during the holidays. The Winter Festival of Lights is known as Canada's largest lights festival. From now until December 31, you'll be able to see nearly 100 animated light displays around the city. This festival also hosts numerous other events like a Cheerleading Competition featuring squads from around the U.S. and Canada and the New Year's Eve Concert Extravaganza. Another event taking place from December 1st until February 25th is Winterglow at Niagara-on-the-Lake, which features special Niagara Falls, ON attractions, winery tours, shopping, and dining just for this festive time of year.