Best Deal of the Season: Niagara Falls Holiday Magic Package

Holiday Magic Package gives you $300 free in attractions and dining.

Falls Avenue Resort is currently offering one of the best holiday getaway packages in Niagara Falls, featuring $300 free in attractions and dining for the whole family. The Holiday Magic Package is available for stays from now until January 7th, and will give you access to Falls Avenue Resort’s incredible hotels, restaurants, and attractions, which are all connected by indoor walkway.

The limited-time package includes first-class accommodations at your choice of one of four Falls Avenue Resort hotels, including the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Clifton Victoria Inn, and Skyline Hotel & Waterpark. You will also receive four two-day passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark where you can experience 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool, plungebowl, adult-only Jacuzzis, and more.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. The Holiday Magic Package also includes four passes to the Adventure Heroes Laser Ride, Wild Safari Mini Golf, and Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, and will send you home with a free custom family photo to commemorate your time in Niagara Falls.

You can also experience some of the city’s best Fallsview dining with Kids Eat Free Dinner at Fallsview Buffet or the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, which both feature delicious culinary delights and dining rooms that directly overlook the Horseshoe and American Falls. And on select dates, you will also receive passes to the mesmerizing Mega Magic Show with international award-winning magician Mike D’Urzo, which the whole family is sure to love.

Book your Holiday Magic Package today and get ready for an unforgettable family adventure in Niagara Falls!

Where to Go for Outdoor Family Fun this Winter in Niagara Falls

Winter in Niagara Falls.

The Canadian Horseshoe Falls in wintertime.

If you’re planning a special Niagara Falls winter getaway, here are some fun and family-friendly outdoor activities to check out for one-of-a-kind experiences that will have you loving the snowy weather.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is one of the most beloved outdoor activities for Canadians to partake in during winter, and this year you can gather the family and go for an outdoor skate at Fort George National Historic Site and Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery. The Vintage Parks Canada Ice Rink located at the Fort George National Historic Site is back for a second year and is free for everyone to enjoy. The rink is open every day of the week and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Vintage Hotels will offer skate rentals, concessions, and helmets.

The brand new Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake also has an outdoor skating rink for people of all ages to enjoy this winter. The rink is located alongside the heated Whisky Bar Patio where you can indulge in wine, cocktails, and a winter menu which also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Skating is $5 per person and skate rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walking

For a spectacular winter nighttime experience in Niagara Falls, take a stroll along the Niagara Parkway in front of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and take in the beauty and wonder of the Winter Festival of Light’s sparkling illumination displays. You can also catch the nightly illumination of the American and Horseshoe Falls and spectacular fireworks shows on Friday nights at 9pm and every night at 9pm from December 22nd to 29th, with two special shows also happening on New Year’s Eve.

Exploring

Take your family on an adventure into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Journey Behind the Falls. This incredible attraction takes you down 125-feet of bedrock into the 130-year-old tunnel system located behind the mighty Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to explore the tunnels, see the water rushing down in front of you, and hear the power and sounds of this breathtaking waterfall. The viewing portals cut right through the rock, so you and your family will have a one-of-a-kind view of the Horseshoe Falls in wintertime.

Fun Spots for Holiday Shopping in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls shopping is family-friendly and fun at retail destinations all throughout the city.

If you want to add a little fun and excitement to your holiday shopping routine and visit some stores that the whole family will enjoy while on a getaway to Niagara Falls, check out any of these amazing holiday shopping destinations.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls is one of the most fun and unique retail destinations in the city, located just a short walk away from Niagara Falls. It’s a delightful one-stop shop where you can find fantastic merchandise from brands like Hershey’s, Reese’s, Jolly Ranchers, Kisses and Twizzlers, delicious freshly baked treats, packaged candies, The Amazing Candy Machine which dispenses candy right into your bag, and the Hershey’s Wrap Happiness Experience that lets you create personalized candy bar wrappers.

Canadian Gifts & Marketplace

An open-concept shopping experience located in the lobby of the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, Canadian Gifts & Marketplace is a great place to shop for unique souvenirs and gifts this holiday season. From specialty items like maple syrup and chocolate to merchandise like t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. And you can also stop by Wine Rack, Fresh Market Bakery, Starbucks, and Sweet Jesus ice cream shop for some fantastic food and beverages after you shop.

Outlet Collection at Niagara

Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Outlet Collection at Niagara is a wonderful shopping destination where you’ll find all of the latest fashions at more than 100 name brand retail stores. You can also check out the mall’s Holiday Haven event, which will be kicking off on December 9th and continuing every weekend until Christmas Eve, to enjoy complimentary roasted s’mores, frozen maple lollipops, and magical holiday entertainment.

Just Christmas & Always Christmas

The Just Christmas Store, located in charming downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a year-round holiday shopping haven featuring more than 5000 unique and beautiful items, including personalized ornaments that are hand-painted for you while you shop. And in Niagara Falls, you can also stop by the Always Christmas store inside the Fallsview Casino Resort Galleria and step into a winter wonderland full incredible holiday gifts and decorations.

Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights

There is a ton of fun to be had in Niagara Falls during the wintertime, and if you’ll be visiting the city with family this holiday season make sure to check out these exciting winter events and destinations.

Winter Festival of Lights

One of the best parts about winter in Niagara Falls is the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights, running this year from November 18th to January 31st. Travel along the 8km illumination route and take in the beauty of sparkling lights illuminating Niagara Parks landscapes, Dufferin Islands, and the city’s tourist district. This year’s festival will feature incredible illumination displays of the iconic Zimmerman fountain, 3D Canadian wildlife, Noah’s Ark, the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and over fifty trees in Dufferin Islands.

And bring your family down to the festival’s opening ceremonies on November 18th in Queen Victoria Park where you can take in the spectacular NorthFIRE pyrotechnic show, enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee and lattes from Tim Hortons, and catch two amazing fireworks shows over the illuminated Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

A wonderful family-friendly holiday experience to check out while in Niagara Falls is the city’s annual Santa Claus Parade, happening this year on Saturday November 18th at 11am. The parade begins on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street and travels north along Victoria Avenue, Valley Way, and Queen Street, ending at City Hall. It will feature twelve amazing marching bands, stilt walkers, inflatable gingerbread men and snowmen, and of course, Santa Claus.

And during the parade, Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route, the Salvation Army will be giving out free hot chocolate in Rosberg Family Park, there will be free balloons, face painting and caricatures near City Hall, and Tim Hortons will be giving away free hot chocolate and coffee at the corner of Queen Street and Valley Way.

A Christmas Carol at the Shaw

Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol is being brought to the stage at the Shaw’s Royal George Theatre this holiday season and is a performance that you and your family won’t want to miss out on. With multiple show dates in November and December, you can experience the story of Ebenezer Scrooge performed by world-class actors in beautiful Niagara on the Lake.

Best Indoor Entertainment in Niagara Falls

Celebrating at Adventure City Niagara Falls

Adventure City is fun for the whole family

Niagara Falls is a popular year-round getaway destination and has a lot of amazing experiences to offer families during the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The city is home to a whole range of unique destinations that offer indoor fun for people of all ages and will keep you out of the cold and nearby to the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is one of Niagara’s top indoor entertainment destinations with 16 thrilling waterslides, a full size wave pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, new private cabanas, and more. You can also check out these other amazing family-friendly destinations for non-stop fun while visiting Niagara Falls.

Butterfly Conservatory

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the city’s Botanical Gardens and features over 2,000 butterflies fluttering around a beautiful indoor tropical paradise. Walk along winding pathways through this one-of-a-kind destination and take in the sight of lush vegetation, vibrant butterflies, and waterfalls.

Bird Kingdom

Just a five minute walk away from the thundering Niagara Falls, Bird Kingdom is the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary where you can see hundreds of beautiful tropical birds and explore a multi-level rainforest. Along with friendly parrots you can interact with exotic animals and visit a night jungle where owls, bats, and other captivating creatures live.

Niagara SkyWheel (temperature controlled gondolas)

Take an unforgettable ride 175 feet into the air on the Niagara SkyWheel, which offers unparalleled views of the American and Horseshoe Falls both day and night. The SkyWheel features fully-enclosed gondolas that are individually equipped with heating and air conditioning, making for a comfortable and enjoyable sightseeing experience all year round.

Adventure City

For a fun and exciting arcade experience that the whole family will enjoy, make sure to stop by Adventure City arcade at the bottom of Clifton Hill for more than 125 arcade games and a great selection of prizes and merchandise. The arcade is also home to the interactive Tour Bus SWAT Team ride, Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, and the glow-in-the-dark Wild Safari Mini Putt, offering hours of fun for people of all ages.

Fallsview Waterpark Wins Fifth Consecutive Travelers’ Choice Award

2017 Travelers’ Choice Award

Niagara Falls, ON- The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls, Ontario has just been awarded TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for the fifth year in a row based on customer reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the world. The annual awards honour the most well-reviewed hotel and accommodation destinations and attractions, and recognize a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

“We’re honoured to receive a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to continuing to connect travelers with unique and unforgettable Niagara Falls experiences at the waterpark all year-round,” says Sarah Vazquez, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Falls Avenue Resort.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a top Niagara Falls attraction that features 16 waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-sized wavepool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and adult-only Jacuzzis. The waterpark is located across the street from Niagara Falls and is a part of the Falls Avenue Resort complex.

For more information on the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, please visit www.fallsviewwaterpark.com.  

About Falls Avenue Resort:

Falls Avenue Resort is a 20-acre entertainment complex in Niagara Falls, Ontario that features properties such as the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Fallsview, Hard Rock Cafe, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara, and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The resort is home to 35 meeting rooms, 1,200 guestrooms, 12 restaurants, and numerous entertainment sites and attractions.

Educational Family Fun in Niagara Falls

There are so many exciting entertainment destinations to experience in Niagara Falls from our 3-acre indoor waterpark to video game arcades, haunted houses, a giant ferris wheel, and iconic boat ride. But there are also a number of awesome destinations that mix fun with a little learning, making for great summer activities for people of all ages. Here are some of the top educational experiences to check out this summer in Niagara.

Wild Ontario Exhibit

From now until July 11th you can visit the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls for their Wild Ontario exhibit which showcases the fascinating biodiversity of our province and features live animal exhibits and informative panel displays. Stop by to learn about common and at-risk animals in our communities and see a barn owl, porcupine, skunk, spotted turtle, garter snake, and more.

Solar Beads & Museum Insiders

On June 22nd you can stop by the Niagara Falls History Museum on Lundy’s Lane for their Solar Beads family activity, where you can create cool bracelets and learn about the sun’s UV rays. And if you’re unable to make it to the solar bead activity then visit the museum on July 13th for their Museum Insiders event, which engages visitors in short stories based on artefacts within the museum’s collection.

Napoleonic Battle Reenactment

Old Fort Erie will be hosting an exciting Napoleonic Battle Reenactment during the June 24th and 25th weekend, featuring war reenactors from Canada, Europe, and the USA. In addition to battle reenactments, you can stop by to see military encampments, demonstrations, dances, and more. The battles are free to watch, so get ready to step back in time and connect with some fascinating history.

Canada 150 Parade & Heritage Displays

This July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada and there are a number of exciting events that you can experience throughout the city all summer. From June 30th to July 2nd you can visit the Ridgeway Legion Branch 230 to experience events like living history displays, reenactors, a vintage military convoy, and live entertainment. You can also embark on a walking tour of the Ridgeway Battlefield National Historic Site and catch the exciting Fort Erie Canada Day Parade on July 1st.

Things to do this summer in Niagara Falls

Summer is here and there’s no better time to plan a family getaway to Niagara Falls for some incredible sight-seeing, unique dining, and one-of-a-kind entertainment. So, if you plan on visiting the city with your family this summer, make sure to check out these unique and exciting destinations that are sure to please people of all ages.

 

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Embarking on a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride is a must-do Niagara Falls summer experience, and one of the best parts is that it can be enjoyed by the entire family. Choose between a daytime Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour or a nighttime Falls Fireworks Cruise and see the thundering and magnificent American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls from up close.

Hornblower Cruises Niagara

Experience Hornblower Niagara Cruises, along with other amazing attractions like Journey Behind the Falls, with Magnificent Tours of Niagara—Niagara’s Best Tour.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

For some thrilling water fun just down the street from the rushing waters of Niagara Falls, make sure to check out the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. We have 16 thrilling waterslides, a giant wavepool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket and outdoor sundeck and activity pool, which are the perfect place to pass the time on a hot summer’s day. We even offer waterpark getaway packages that make planning your family trip to Niagara Falls super easy and convenient.

Explore Niagara’s Best Waterpark – Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival Theatre’s 2017 season has officially begun, bringing world-class theatre to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A wonderful play to get tickets to this summer is Wilde Tales, running from June 8th to October 7th at the Courthouse Theatre. This imaginative play brings four of Oscar Wilde’s children’s tales:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  • The Remarkable Rocket
  • The Selfish Giant

to the stage for an incredible performance that both children and adults will adore.

Wild Ontario Exhibit

From now until June 11th you can visit the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls to explore the new Wild Ontario Exhibit, which showcases the unique and fascinating biodiversity of Ontario. The exhibit teaches visitors about common and at-risk species, features live animal displays of a barn owl, porcupine, turtles, snakes, and more, and also features exciting panel displays that highlight the things people can do to help the species living in their own Ontario communities.

 

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Easter Experiences in Niagara Falls

Easter is always a sure sign that spring has arrived and if you’ll be spending the weekend in Niagara Falls, here are a few family-friendly destinations to check out the following Easter Experiences in Niagara Falls:

 

Easter at Bird Kingdom

From April 14th-17th, you can visit the beautiful Bird Kingdom aviary and experience their special Easter activities for kids like Easter scavenger sheets, an Easter prize for each child, and bunny rabbits.

 

Niagara Falls Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt in Niagara Falls

Easter Egg Hunt in Niagara Falls

There are a number of Easter egg hunts happening throughout the city, which are a great Easter activity for kids.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at Fireman’s Park on April 14th from 11-1pm, as well as at Heartland Forest on April 15th from 11-2pm which will also feature train rides, mini putt, and a campfire with marshmallows.

You can also visit Warner Ranch from April 14th-17th to experience their Easter Eggstravaganza at which families can enjoy an easter egg hunt along with pony rides, inflatable bouncers, egg decorating, petting zoo, and more.

 

Annual Easter Display at the Floral Showhouse

The Floral Showhouse puts on spectacular flower and greenery shows all throughout the year that change along with the seasons, and Easter marks the end of their fabulous Spring Display. Until April 16th you can visit the showhouse to see:

  • Beautiful primula
  • Cyclamen
  • Calceolaria
  • Cineraria,
  • Orchids
  • Succulents
  • Tropical plants

The special Easter Show will also feature a cross display of lilies surrounded by spring flowers like daffodils, tulips, azaleas, hyacinths, and more. There will also be live chicks, bunnies, and songbirds which are sure to get you into the spirit of Easter.

Niagara Falls Easter Illumination

Niagara Falls Easter Illumination

Skylon Tower Illumination

On the evening of April 16th, the iconic Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls will be illuminated yellow in honour of the Easter holiday, adding a bit of Easter cheer to the city’s sparkling skyline. Take a walk down by the Falls to experience the illumination of the Skylon Tower and Horseshoe and American Falls, and spend a special evening taking in the beauty and excitement of the city.

Easter at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Enjoy these Easter Exepriences throughout Niagara Falls. Then come back and cool off at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. We’ll be open throughout Easter Weekend, from 11am to 9pm on Friday – Sunday and 11am – 8pm on Easter Monday. For more information view Niagara Falls Indoor Waterpark Hours

Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Niagara Falls

This July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada and the city of Niagara Falls will be celebrating this milestone with a number of special events and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The city of Niagara Falls has recently formed the Canada 150th Committee, which is in http://150inthefalls.com/charge of making our nation’s sesquicentennial into a remarkable and unforgettable affair.

Every year Niagara Falls draws thousands of visitors to the city for its annual Canada Day celebrations and this year’s festivities will be bigger and better than ever. Already in the works are plans to decorate the city with 150 banners on city light poles, an art expo featuring pieces from local artists, and a Niagara Falls/Canada theme song created by local musicians.

Other great ways to celebrate Canada’s 150th in Niagara include attending the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner show, which offers 2 full hours of Canadian music, food, and entertainment, grabbing some beer and food at Niagara Brewing Company where you’ll find innovative craft brews like the Amber Eh! Ale, which honour Canada’s rich brewing heritage, and by taking a ride on the world-famous Hornblower Cruise to get up close and personal with the Horseshoe Falls, one of Canada’s most famous and beautiful landmarks.

Planning a family getaway to Niagara Falls this Canada Day is easy with a Fallsview Indoor Waterpark getaway package, giving you and your family access to the amazing 3-acre waterpark and amazing accommodations close to all of the Canada Day celebrations. Come and experience the 150th anniversary of our great nation in Niagara Falls and be a part of a once in a lifetime celebration that you won’t soon forget.