Everything You Should See and Do in Niagara Falls for New Year’s

New Year's Eve Niagara Falls
New Year’s Eve Party

There’s a party around every corner on New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Check out the fantastic events happening this year.

Winter Festival of Lights

The Winter Festival of Lights is one of the most amazing events of the season. During the winter, the whole Ontario area lights up with the magic of the holiday season. There is a stretch of walkway that spans through Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas that is decked with lights, visuals and breathtaking displays. Right around New Year’s Eve, the lights are illuminated throughout the night for family, friends and visitors to the area to enjoy. There’s even a firework show that you can spot from the illuminated path.

This festival is a must-do, must-see Niagara Falls attraction. It’s visited by over one million people every single year and is part of the Niagara Falls legacy. There are no tickets, no admission, and no fuss to this event—just fun for the family to enjoy together.

If you’re visiting from outside of the area, make sure you’re bundled in plenty of layers. This outdoor festival happens during one of our coldest seasons. Mittens, scarves and beanies are a must.

Adventure City

In the Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls, there is the ever-popular Adventure City. If you’re traveling with kids to the Niagara Falls area, this should be on your list. Adventure City is packed with all kinds of different attractions. There are rides, bumper cars, mini golf, a fun house and much more.

There’s a 4-D Motion Theatre that plays shows with lifelike action. The technology in these shows makes it feel like you are there with the sights, smells and feelings projected upon you throughout the film. You can take in the joy of these 4-D movies as a family, then head out to catch the Niagara Falls fireworks that happen all over the city.

NYE In Port Colborne

Family Fun on New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls
Family Fun on New Year’s Eve

Port Colborne is a coastal city just outside of the Niagara Falls area. Every New Year’s Eve, the city puts on an exciting NYE event for the whole family. This year on Monday, December 31st, the Vale Health & Wellness Centre is putting on a free event for families to come together and create things together. Throughout the day, there will be areas for kids to craft, make kites, play games, decorate cookies and much more.

Starting in the late afternoon, there will be live shows with Mad Scientists that kids and parents can enjoy together. Then, to round out the night, there will be open ice skating for everyone. There’s nothing better than joining in on some ice skating fun with the whole family until the fireworks chime off.

This event is an excellent choice for families of all sizes to spend quality time together while immersing themselves in a new city.

New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza

Ready to ring in the new year laughing? This is the event for you. The Comedy Extravaganza will be one of the funniest things to do in Niagara Falls this New Year’s Eve. The night is full of food, celebration, and lots of laughs from two amazing shows.

This year, the event is held at Showtime Comedy and Entertainment in Ontario and features some of the best comedians in the area. The early show features Comedy and Magic with Danny Zzz and Marc Sinodinos and starts at 7 pm with dinner beginning at 6 pm. The late-night show features rated R comedian, Jeff Jesson and Special Guests. The doors open at 9 pm and the fun starts at 10 pm.

These two shows are followed by The Comedy Countdown, Party Favors and a Champagne Toast and Party—what else could you possibly need on New Year’s Eve.

Tickets for this hilarious and fun event are available now for purchase!

Country Super Stars New Year’s Eve

By far, one of the best parties for adults in town is the Country Super Stars New Year’s Eve Event. This event is tailor-made for all of the country music lovers in Canada and beyond. Not only will there be performances from renowned country singers, but there will be a 5-course meal, dancing, and beverages flowing all night long. You will truly feel like you’re at the Grand Ole Opry when you enter the doors. You’ll rock the night away and ring in the new year with champagne in hand—what more could a country-lover want.

The Great Canadian New Year’s Eve Party

Are you traveling from out of Canada? Are you looking to fully immerse yourselves in Canadian culture? This is the event for you. There is truly nothing more Canadian than this event.

First, let’s start with the location. This NYE party is held at none other than Wayne Gretzky Estates & Distillery, Canada’s beloved hockey star. Inside of this popular space, you’ll find just about all of the Canadian events that your heart desires. Try some whiskey-infused food, grab a sip of ice wine, or take a whirl on the backyard rink—the possibilities are endless.

While you slowly transition into a Canadian citizen, enjoy amazing party music from a local DJ and dance the night away. For those that love travel, whiskey, dancing and food, this is New Year’s Eve party was made for you.