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Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours are Back in Niagara Falls

December 6, 2017 10:23 am
The lobby of the Sheraton on the Falls hotel decorated for Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours.

Sheraton on the Falls lobby decorated for Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours.

Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours are back in Niagara Falls for the first three weekends in December, offering people the chance to visit a number of spectacular venues throughout the city’s tourist district and experience culinary sampling, holiday beverages, live entertainment, desserts and treats, games, craft workshops, and more.

Ticket holders will receive a Deck the Falls tour pass that includes vouchers to be redeemed at various spots along the tour, including at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel for live music, spiked spiced apple cider and a Market Fresh cinnamon bun, the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel for joyful singing and a festive Hershey’s sample, Marriott on the Falls hotel for a sample of Milestone’s butternut squash ravioli accompanied by mulled apple cider, and the Scotiabank Convention Centre, for a fun photo opportunity and a pair of Deck the Falls gloves.

The tours are running December 8th-9th and 15th-16th from 5-10pm and tickets are available for purchase at the concierge desk at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. Start your holidays in a spectacular way and embark on a Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour to experience the beauty and wonder of Niagara Falls in wintertime.

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Best Niagara Falls Food & Drink Spots to Check Out this Winter

November 30, 2017 3:20 pm

Take a break from sightseeing this winter in Niagara Falls and grab a drink and some food at any one of these amazing destinations, all located just a short walk away from the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

Hershey's Chocolate World Niagara Falls is a top Niagara Falls food & drink destination.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls’ decadent hot chocolate.

From baked goods to packaged candies, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls is a one-of-a-kind store that carries all of your favourite treats and merchandise from Hershey’s, Reese’s, Jolly Ranchers, Kisses, and Twizzlers. Located just a short walk away from Niagara Falls, Hershey’s Chocolate World offers an interactive retail experience where you can dispense your favourite Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s cups from The Amazing Candy Machine, make a personalized candy bar wrapper to commemorate your visit to Niagara Falls, and shop for exclusive treats and merchandise like the Reese’s Half Pound Peanut Butter Cups and 7 oz. Giant Kisses.

You can also indulge in decadent, freshly made treats like Hershey’s Milk Chocolate covered strawberries, mouth-watering cookies, fudge, and cupcakes, thick milkshakes topped with whipped cream and a signature Hershey’s Kiss, delicious hot chocolate, and other wonderful surprises.

Sweet Jesus

Located at the bottom of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, Sweet Jesus is an ice cream shop that’s doing soft serve unlike anywhere else. By combining high-quality ingredients with unique flavours and a bit of visual flair, Sweet

Niagara Brewing Company offers fantastic Niagara Falls food & drink experiences.

Niagara Brewing Company’s new Niagara Icewine Beer.

Jesus offers an extraordinary adventure in ice cream. Choose from amazing soft serve creations like the Bounty Killah made with coconut soft serve, shredded toasted coconut and dark chocolate sauce, Hella Nutella featuring chocolate and vanilla twist soft serve, Nutella sauce, wafer cookies, corn flakes and toasted pistachio, Krusty the Kone made with vanilla soft serve, cotton candy pieces, cotton candy sauce and rainbow sprinkles, and so many more.

Fresh Market Bakery

Located inside the lobby of the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, the Fresh Market Bakery is a great place to stop to enjoy some healthy and freshly made salads, sandwiches, and juices. And while you’re there you can check out the Great Canadian Gifts shop, which carries a wide range of unique souvenirs, packaged treats and merchandise in a beautiful open-concept layout.

Icewine Beer at Niagara Brewing Company

If you’re looking for a sweet and delicious beer drinking experience this winter, Niagara Brewing Company is bringing their exclusive Niagara Icewine Beer back to the brewery for a limited time only. Starting on December 1st, the brewery’s Niagara Icewine Beer will be available on tap and to buy in 375ml and 750ml bottles. Combining the sweet and complex tastes of ice wine with the bubbly goodness of beer, this Niagara Icewine Beer is a must-try for beer and wine lovers alike.

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Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Celebrations

November 23, 2017 10:31 am
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls, Ontario

New Year’s Eve fireworks over Niagara Falls.

The musical lineup for the 2018 Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebration in Queen Victoria Park has just been announced, featuring the Juno award-winning band Marianas Trench, Canadian rock band, Simple Plan, country singer Jess Moskaluke, and Ontario country band, The James Barker Band.

The all-Canadian musical lineup will be taking to the stage for a free concert at one of the country’s largest outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations, wrapping up a memorable year of Canada 150 celebrations and ringing in 2018 in style. The midnight countdown will also include a spectacular fireworks show over Niagara Falls.

There are also a number of wonderful Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve dining experiences to be had at some of the city’s best restaurants, including  Fallsview dinners at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and Fallsview Buffet restaurant, featuring amazing Niagara wine and cuisine and sweeping views of the Falls and fireworks.

Niagara Falls, Ontario is the place to be this New Year’s Eve with incredible entertainment, dining, and accommodations just waiting to be experienced. Ring in 2018 in style and start planning your Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve getaway today!

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New and Exciting Changes at Casino Niagara

November 15, 2017 11:50 am
Casino Niagara new renovated 2nd floor

New renovated Casino Niagara

To experience the newest in gaming, dining, entertainment, and sports, Casino Niagara is the place to visit.

Casino Niagara has just opened the brand new LEV2L sports bar and restaurant after completing $3.5 million in renovations. LEV2L is a 275-seat sports themed restaurant and bar featuring over 50 big screen HDTVs where you can catch every game from pre-season to finals, indulge in a brand new menu, catch amazing live entertainment, and visit the new sports wagering area to wager on football, hockey, baseball, and college basketball. It’s now the largest sports-themed restaurant in the Niagara Region and is an experience that sports lovers won’t want to miss out on.

The casino underwent an additional $3.5 million in renovations and now has a newly-renovated Poker Room that features 24 poker tables and a stunning view of Niagara Falls. The casino also features brand new slot machines and an interactive gaming zone with Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Golden Tee systems, and immersive, skills-based gaming.

Located just a short walk away from Niagara Falls on Falls Avenue Resort, Casino Niagara is a thrilling entertainment destination that’s now better than ever. Stop by to experience over 40 action-packed gaming tables, more than 1,300 slot machines, multi-sport wagering, amazing dining, and thrilling live entertainment. It offers everything you need for a fun and exciting night out in Niagara Falls, and will be an unforgettable part of any Niagara Falls getaway.

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5 Niagara Santa Claus Parades You Won’t Want to Miss

November 9, 2017 8:51 am
Santa Claus Parades in Niagara

Niagara Area Santa Claus Parades

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like a Santa Claus parade, and this year there are five great parades happening throughout the region that offer the perfect weekend activity for you and your family.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls will be hosting the city’s annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 18th at 11am on Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls. The event will feature twelve amazing marching bands, stilt walkers, inflatable gingerbread men and snowmen, wonderful floats, a giant inflatable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course, Santa Claus. During the parade the Salvation Army will be giving out free hot chocolate at Rosberg Family Park, there will be free face painting, balloons, and caricatures near City Hall, Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route, and Tim Hortons will be giving away free coffee, hot chocolate, and lattes at the corner of Valley Way and Queen Street. This year’s Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade will be bigger and better than ever, so make sure to check it out.

Welland

Welland will also be hosting a Santa Claus parade on Saturday November 18th, beginning at 4pm at Canadian Tire Financial Services and travelling west towards Civic Square. The parade will be followed by the lighting of Welland’s Christmas tree, visits with Santa, and free hot chocolate and treats.

St. Catharines

On Sunday November 19th, you can attend the St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade at 1pm, beginning on McGuire Street behind the Meridian Centre. The parade ends at Queen Street where there will be a party and free skate at the Meridian Centre. But you don’t have to skate to enjoy the festivities because from 2-4pm there will also be photos with Santa, kids crafts, face painting, and outdoor pony rides. And to embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season, it’s asked that guests bring a nonperishable food item, hats, or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

This Saturday November 9th, Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting a Christmas parade at 11am. The parade will feature a number of amazing floats travelling through historic and charming downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake and is a great spot to spend time with family and friends of all ages.

Fort Erie

This year’s Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade is happening on November 18th at 4pm. The parade route begins on Jarvis Street and Niagara Boulevard and will continue to Central Avenue and Catherine Street. And don’t miss out on the pre-parade entertainment happening on Jarvis Street from 2-4pm.

Route begins at Jarvis Street & Niagara Boulevard, proceeds to Central Avenue, and South to Catherine Street. Pre-parade entertainment from 2pm-4pm on Jarvis Street.

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Give the Gift of a Niagara Falls Getaway at Falls Avenue Resort

November 3, 2017 7:51 am
Scenic Falls Avenue Resort Niagara Falls Canada

Falls Avenue Resort

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give someone special in your life, treat them to a fabulous Niagara Falls getaway with an online gift certificate for Falls Avenue Resort. These gift cards can be redeemed at all of the amazing locations on the 20-acre Falls Avenue Resort including hotels like the Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Fallsview, world-class restaurants like Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and exciting attractions like the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

The gift cards also allow you to take full advantage of guaranteed rates, can be purchased in any denomination starting from $20 right up to $1,000 and are accepted on any day of the year at all Falls Avenue Resort properties.

There are also a number of great Getaway Packages to take advantage of this winter including the Winter Escape Ultimate Couples Package featuring Fallsview accommodations, Fallsview dining gift cards, winery tasting passes for Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs, Christienne Fallsview Spa credit, and two free cocktails. And for a more family-focused holiday, Falls Avenue Resort offers the incredible Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Package, which includes first-rate accommodations and four waterpark passes for all-day indoor fun.

For more information on Falls Avenue Resort gift certificates and packages, visit the website and give the gift of an unforgettable Niagara Falls getaway to someone you love during the holiday season.

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Halloween in Niagara Falls

September 26, 2017 9:29 am

Do something special this October 31st and head to Niagara Falls, Canada for some spooky and fun Halloween experiences. From scary attractions to family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Drummond Hill Cemetery front Gate Entrance

Drummond Hill Cemetery

Ghost Tours

Embark on an eerie nighttime ghost tour of Old Fort Erie, Fort George, or Drummond Hill Cemetery and explore some of the spookiest places in Niagara. Halloween ghost tours at Fort George take you through the haunted grounds of the fort and give you access to the usually off-limit Officers’ Quarters and the Drummond Hill Cemetery Tour will allow you to wander the grounds of one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada.

Nightmares Fear Factory

Test just how brave you really are by paying a visit to Nightmares Fear Factory, the scariest haunted house in Niagara Falls. Thousands of people “chicken out” every year, but it’s still a great attraction to try out with a group of daring friends or family.

Pumpkin Patch

A great family-friendly activity to do on Halloween or in the weeks leading up to it is visit Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm in beautiful Welland. Warner’s is a local favourite and features a huge pumpkin patch containing pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, apples and squash, a haunted hayride through the forest, corn maze, Belgian horse-drawn hayrides, inflatable bounce house, pony rides, and more.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

If you’re a fan of the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show then you won’t want to miss the Halloween performance of the show being put on at the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Theatre in Niagara Falls. Experience this unique and incredible rock n’ roll musical and immerse yourself in the fun and kitschy spirit of Halloween.

Zombies at Haunted Manor Niagara Falls Canada

Haunted Manor Niagara Falls

Haunt Manor

No one does Halloween quite like Haunt Manor in Niagara Falls where you can embark on a frightening haunted hayride, watch a mentalist perform stunning illusions, and walk through a spooky haunted house. It’s a totally unique destination that has come to be known as one of the scariest Halloween attractions in Canada. 

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Kicking Off a Brand New Niagara Culinary Experiences Series

September 5, 2017 11:20 am

Falls Avenue Resort is happy to announce that the Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is back for another year of amazing dinner events beginning on October 27th. Each of the dinners will explore wine and cuisine from the Niagara region and around the world, and connect guests with unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

The series’ first event is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra on October 27th, which will showcase the delicious cuisine of Italy’s Piedmont region with a focus on rich and hearty dishes and sophisticated wines. The winemaker from Piedmont’s Gigi Rossi winery will be in attendance alongside Chef Massimo Capra, celebrating the beauty of this region’s cuisine in direct view of the thundering Falls.

On December 1st, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar will be hosting A Farmhouse Christmas dinner that celebrates local ingredients with five courses of turn of the century farmhouse dishes paired with wonderful wines. And on January 19th, 2018  Windows by Jamie Kennedy will be hosting its second culinary event, An Icewine Dinner, in celebration of Niagara’s unique Icewine season and local ingredients.

Massimo Capra will be hosting A Culinary Tour of Tuscany dinner at the Rainbow Room on March 23rd, 2018 followed by A Spring Fling in Niagara at Windows by Jamie Kennedy on April 20, 2018, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th, 2018, which will be the last dinner in the series.

Both dinner-only and dinner and hotel room packages featuring one nights accommodation in a spectacular Fallsview guestroom are available at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary. Get a true taste of Niagara by purchasing your tickets today for any one of these innovative and amazing dining experiences.

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Best Spa Experiences in Niagara

August 25, 2017 8:40 am

Make your next visit to Niagara Falls into the ultimate relaxation retreat with a visit to any one of these amazing spas where you’ll find peaceful and relaxing atmospheres coupled with fantastic treatments and services.

Christienne Fallsview Spa

Christienne Fallsview Spa

The Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is currently offering a wide range of summer services that will help you relax, rejuvenate, and recenter while taking in sweeping views of the Horseshoe and American Falls. The spa is currently offering a Mint Melon Mojito Pedicure involving a honey and papaya hydration wrap and a Dreamsicle Manicure that starts with a soak in a clementine-scented blend of nourishing oils. And in the way of facials and body treatments you can try a Cucumber Avocado Refresher Facial involving a cool and luscious avocado butter, and a Rescue Me Toning and Firming Cactus Body Treatment featuring a citrus salt scrub exfoliation. A tranquil visit to the Christienne Fallsview Spa is the perfect way to end off your summer and with so many great services to choose from, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Serenity Spa by the Falls

The Serenity Spa by the Falls is located inside the Marriott Fallsview hotel and features a number of incredible treatments and services that will put you at ease and leave you feeling refreshed. The spa offers a fantastic hot stone massage that will relieve stress and help you unwind as well as an aromatherapy massage that incorporates powerful blends of specialty essential oils. You can also look after your skin with their Waterfalls Bliss Signature Facial, which uses a holistic approach to remineralize and rehydrate your skin, or the Energizing Body Scrub that is completely exfoliating and and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking radiant.

The Spa at White Oaks

White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara on the Lake is a destination that offers some invigorating spa experiences in a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. The spa features 17 different treatment rooms as well as a couples suite, and offers luxurious head-to-toe treatments and therapies like the signature “The Perfect Circle” treatment inspired by the circles of the moon, earth, and sun and featuring an effleurage massage, relaxing foot massage, and nourishing mini-facial. The spa also offers a great Anti-Stress Seaweed Body Wrap that removes dry skin and leaves you remineralized, detoxified, and hydrated.

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Rumble at the Falls Coming Soon to Niagara

August 16, 2017 10:03 am

Oakes Garden Theatre and American and Niagara Horseshoe Falls

Summer is drawing to a close and to celebrate the end of another amazing season in Niagara Falls, Niagara Parks will be hosting the Rumble at the Falls event on August 19th, which celebrates Indigenous music and musicians with a live concert in Oakes Garden Theatre.

Rumble at the Falls will bring a number of remarkable award-winning Indigenous musicians to the stage to celebrate significant contributions to North American popular music across genres like rock, jazz, blues, roots, and folk. The stage at Oakes Garden Theatre directly overlooks the incredible American and Horseshoe Falls and with the show kicking off at 7:30pm you’ll be able to take in the concert along with the breathtaking and colourful illumination of the waterfalls.

The show will feature great musicians like Juno award-winner Derek Miller, singer-songwriter Mark LaForme, jazz singer Juliet Dunn, jam band The Ollivanders, and many more. Make sure to check out the Rumble at the Falls show on Saturday August 19th to experience fantastic Indigenous music and breathtaking views in a world-class destination.

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