This Niagara Falls winter is expected to be a cold one, but this time of year is also considered by many to be the best time to visit Niagara Falls. There are plenty of things to do inside and out in the city of Niagara Falls that are a blast for the whole family.
The Niagara Falls cooler weather makes it a unique time to explore this natural wonder and the surrounding area, in attractions like the Journey Behind the Falls. If you plan on being in Niagara Falls in December or the times near, check out these six fun things to do in the city of Niagara Falls.
1. Embark on the Journey Behind the Falls
Ever wondered what Niagara Falls would look like frozen? When temperatures drop, parts of Niagara Falls may freeze for a truly unique sight. Niagara Falls in December is one of the best times to possibly see this one-of-a-kind view.
See the “frozen falls” on a Journey Behind the Falls tour. Journey Behind the Falls takes visitors down 125 feet, where you can pass through 130-year-old tunnels through the bedrock leading to the Niagara Falls waterfalls. You can even feel the waterfall vibrations as you walk!
Check out Niagara Falls waterfalls from an observation deck at the foot of Niagara Falls. Yes, the Niagara Falls weather outside near the waterfalls this time of year will be a little chilly, but it’s a thrilling feeling unlike anything else you’ll ever experience.
2. Play at Casino Niagara
Get your game on at Casino Niagara, a casino that’s conveniently connected to the Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotels via indoor walkways. This massive Niagara Falls casino spans 95,000 square feet and includes 1,300 slot machines and 40 live game tables.
Casino Niagara has the largest poker table room in Ontario, with 26 tables. If you’re not into gambling, the casino still has plenty to do, with live music every weekend and other special events.
Cheer on your favourite team at the LEV2L Sports Bar, which has 50 HD screens and comfortable lounge seating.
3. Go Niagara Falls Shopping
Get some souvenirs for friends, family and yourself, with plenty of Niagara Falls shopping destinations close by to Falls Avenue Resort hotels. Here are a few options.
- Great Canadian Gifts: This store is located in the lobby of the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. It features gifts, clothing and fun Niagara-made merchandise. Grab an artisan treat, artwork or product for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
- Hard Rock Shop: For the music lover, the Hard Rock Shop is a great place to grab T-shirts, jackets, sweaters and other gifts celebrating classic music and the restaurants featuring it that have rocked the world.
- The Marketplace: You can also find The Marketplace at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. It features shops like the Wine Rack, where you can get Niagara Falls region wine, plus food and drinks so you can stay energized while shopping.
It’s always a good time to shop for Niagara Falls gifts for home. With shops so close to Falls Avenue Resort, you just need to walk a few steps away from your room to start shopping.
4. Sip Cocoa at Hershey’s Chocolate World
There’s nothing that can warm up a Niagara Falls winter like hot cocoa. Hershey’s Chocolate World is home to some of the best hot cocoa, since it’s made with Hershey’s chocolate that has a decadent taste unlike any other.
If you’re going to have hot cocoa, do it right. Why not pair yours with chocolate-covered strawberries or some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Take a break, refresh and warm up with a sweet treat of a mug.
5. See Winter Fireworks
There aren’t many landmarks that can beat Niagara Falls. The waterfalls become even cooler at night, when Niagara Falls winter fireworks light up the sky.
Each fireworks show is free and can be seen from the street, many Niagara Falls restaurants and even from your fallsview Niagara Falls hotel room. Check out these fireworks dates and times in Niagara Falls in December and January:
- December 6, 9 p.m.
- December 13, 9 p.m.
- December 20-31, 9 p.m.
- January 1, midnight
Get your cameras ready, because fireworks in Niagara Falls can’t be missed.
6. Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve
If you’ll be in Niagara Falls in December for New Year’s Eve, you’re in for a cool experience. As mentioned, there are fireworks at midnight. Plus, the free celebration at Queen Victoria Park includes:
- An all-Canadian New Year’s Eve concert, featuring musical acts starting at 8 p.m.
- Food and beverage options, including an outdoor licensed area
- Fun for the whole family
Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve also features parties throughout town. Check with your Falls Avenue Resort to see what’s going on at your place.
See Amazing Winter Views Right from Your Hotel Room
If you’re just not in the mood to go outside in Niagara Falls winter, you can still check out breathtaking views of Niagara Falls, right from the comfort of your warm hotel room. Book a Niagara Falls fallsview hotel room, and you can curl up and watch this world wonder without going outside. Talk about a room with a view – this one can’t be beat!
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