Winter in Niagara Falls can be so much fun with the snowy landscape and the festivities giving the city a very unique charm. It looks like a winter wonderland and there are tons of activities that you can do during this festive season. You can build a snowman at the Queen Victoria Park or go sightseeing. Here are some great winter activities.
Niagara Falls Winter Activities
Winter is a great season to visit the falls. The snow covering the ground and the appearance of the seemingly frozen waters makes it a surreal experience. Giant icicles on the falls and the ice-covered river are an incredible sight. Of course, the highlight is the illuminated Niagara Falls with the fireworks display above it. You can visit the Table Rock Welcome Centre for a closer look or catch the incredible view from Queen Victoria Park.
Niagara’s The Winter Festival of Lights
Free nightly light display
Winter is the holiday season in Niagara Falls and the Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) always brings an added sparkle to the city. One of Canada’s largest illumination festivals, you can view fabulous illuminated displays during WFOL till January 31, 2017. Millions of dazzling LED lights have been used for the displays along the 5 km route on the Niagara Parkway, Fallsview district, Dufferin Islands and other places. Blue and red illuminated trees, the world’s largest illuminated Canadian-American Flag, a shimmering Zimmerman fountain, the brightly-lit Skylon Tower and three dimensional illuminated Canadian wildlife displays are some of the major attractions during the WFOL.
Niagara Fallsview Casino
Entertainment at the indoor Fallsview Casino
For indoor entertainment, head to the Fallsview Casino which has one of the world’s largest gaming floors at 200,000 square feet. The 3000 slot machines include reel, video reel, video poker and progressive slot machines. There are more than 100 tables for popular table games such as Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette and Poker. You can play Texas Hold ’em, Omaha and other games at the lovely poker room with 17 tables.
The theatre at the Fallsview Casino Resort also has a fantastic line-up of events from concerts and dance performances to Broadway-style musicals. Several world-famous performers have performed at the venue and the winter season has some amazing acts that are scheduled to perform.
Shopping at Niagara Outlet Malls and Shops
You will be spoilt for choice with the wide range of shopping options at Niagara Falls. You can get apparel, accessories, gifts, novelty items and more for men, women and children at the various shopping outlets. You can also shop for winter clothing and accessories.
At the Outlet Collection at Niagara, you can get products from over 100 brands. Galleria at the Fallsview Casino Resort is another great shopping destination. The designer boutiques, signature stores and novelty shops offer high fashion as well as affordable daily wear. You can also shop for jewellery, watches, bags and footwear here.
With so much to do, winter is a truly enjoyable time of the year at Niagara Falls.
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