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Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fireworks over the Horseshoe Falls for Niagara Falls New Year's Eve celebration.
Fireworks show during the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebration.

The 2018 Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebration is going to be a spectacular affair, with the musical lineup for the annual free concert in Queen Victoria Park having just been announced. This year’s all-Canadian lineup will include Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, country singer Jess Moskaluke, and Ontario country band, The James Barker Band.

Every year, Niagara Falls hosts one of the largest outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country, and 2018 is sure to be another amazing event. In addition to the free concert, people can watch a dazzling fireworks show over Niagara Falls after the midnight countdown and also experience the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights.

The Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebration will draw to a close the amazing Canada 150 celebrations that have been happening all throughout the year, and ring in 2018 in spectacular style. There are also a number of wonderful dining, accommodation, and entertainment destinations to check out while in the city, so start planning your Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve getaway today, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Dining Guide

Discover the best Fallsview dining that Niagara Falls has to offer this New Year’s Eve and make it a spectacular evening full of delicious food and amazing views.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra.
Holiday drinks at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra.

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra inside the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel is offering two New Year’s Eve dinner seatings, featuring 3 courses of delicious seasonal dishes and magnificent views of Niagara Falls. During the early seating, you can choose from main courses like Sicilian Stuffed Chicken Supreme, Crispy Skinned Atlantic Salmon, Peach Glazed Angus Short Rib, and Porcini Mushroom Risotto, while the late seating offers choices like N.B.C. Black Lager Braised Lamb Shank, Sicilian Stuffed Gam Hen, Porcini Dusted Atlantic Salmon, Fruit of the Sea, and Upper Canada Ricotta Gnudi.

Dining guests will also receive a glass of champagne at midnight to enjoy while taking in the dazzling sight of fireworks over Niagara Falls, and party favours to commemorate the special evening.

Fallsview Buffet

The Fallsview Buffet located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is offering an amazing New Year’s Eve dinner where the food is as great as the view. Choose between an Early Seating or Late Seating and indulge in fresh food from live-action food stations. The Fallsview Buffet dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Niagara Falls, and on New Year’s Eve it’s the place to be to catch the beautiful fireworks show over the Falls.

The Late Seating dinner also includes sparkling wine for a toast at midnight, and a DJ with dancing, so don’t miss out on this unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Spend your New Year's Eve with us at Morton's Grille Niagara.
New Year’s Eve at Morton’s Grille Niagara Falls

Morton’s Grille

Located inside the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa, Morton’s Grille is Niagara Falls’ newest Fallsview dining experience. And on New Year’s Eve the restaurant will be offering fabulous dinner menus at a Traditional Three-Course Seating from 4-6pm, Deluxe NYE Four-Course Seating from 6-9pm, and Celebration Menu Seating from 9pm-1am.

Choose from main course dishes like the 8oz. Hanger Steak, Grilled Salmon Fillet and Chicken Picatta, and desserts like NY Cheesecake, Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake, and White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding, and get ready to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve dinner.

Milestones on the Falls

Milestones on the Falls, located inside the Marriott on the Falls hotel, is offering a fantastic New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu, featuring three courses of delicious culinary delights. Choose between entrees like a 10oz. New York Striploin, Miso Glazed Cod, Portobello Mushroom Chicken, and 12oz. Slow Roasted AAA Prime Rib, and have a world-class dining experience in direct view of the thundering Niagara Falls.

Niagara’s Best Santa Claus Parades

Niagara Region Santa Claus Parades
2017 Niagara Area Santa Claus’ Parades

The holiday season is here and one of the best ways to celebrate is by attending one of the region’s many Santa Claus parades, happening now until Christmas all around Niagara.

Niagara Falls

This year’s Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade is taking place on Saturday November 18th at 11am on Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls. The parade will feature twelve marching bands, stilt walkers, inflatable gingermen and snowmen, amazing floats including a special Mrs. Claus float, a giant inflatable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and 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.

St. Catharines

On Sunday November 19th St. Catharines will be hosting their annual Santa Claus Parade beginning at 1pm on McGuire Street and ending on Queen Street. The day’s festivities will also include a post-parade party from 2-4pm at the Meridian Centre where families can enjoy a free skate, visit with Santa, kids crafts, face painting, and outdoor pony rides.


Welland’s 2017 Santa Claus Parade is on Saturday November 18th at 4pm, beginning at Canadian Tire Financial Services and travelling west towards Civic Square. Once at Civic Square there will be the lighting of Welland’s beautiful Christmas tree, visits with Santa, and free hot chocolate and treats.


The historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting a Christmas Parade on Saturday December 9th, with a number of fantastic floats travelling down the town’s charming downtown streets beginning at 11am.

Fort Erie

This year’s Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade is happening on Saturday November 18th at 4pm, beginning at Jarvis Street and Niagara Boulevard. And don’t miss out on the pre-parade entertainment happening from 2-4pm on Jarvis Street.

Trius at Hillebrand Winery: An Outstanding Winery

Spotlight on Trius at Hillebrand: An Outstanding Niagara Winery

 The Niagara region is known for its wine, and you can easily spend weeks on end touring every vineyard and tasting every varietal. However, if you only have a few days (or hours!) in Niagara Falls, there is one winery you can’t miss: Trius Winery. Award-winners several times over — and for several years in a row — the winemakers of Trius at Hillebrand are renowned for crafting some of the best bottles in the world, let alone the Niagara region. If you are eager to taste some of the best wine Niagara wine country has on offer, you can’t miss this amazing Hillebrand winery.

The Trius Story

Vineyards in Niagara Region
Niagara Wine Country

Though Niagara Falls is more than 12,000 years old, the region hasn’t been known for wine very long. In fact, many of today’s most renowned wineries began in the second half of the 20th century — as is the case with Hillebrand Estates in Ontario. After the Second World War, Canada had a reputation for poor-quality alcohol; even its winemakers focused on proof over taste. Canada’s vineyards were filled primarily with high-yielding, tolerant Labrusca (fox) grapes, which were later mixed with cheap, bulk wine — or worse, grape juice. The result was sticky, sweet, and strong wine coming from most of the nation’s vineyards.

Hillebrand was among the first wineries to change this perception. In 1979, Hillebrand was built in the Niagara region to cater to a different class of wine drinkers. Growing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal, and Marechal Foch grapes instead of the typical fox grapes, Hillebrand was able to produce new and exciting wines that, before the winery’s founding, were only available from expensive European importers. Not only was the winery among the first to experiment with new varietals, but it was the first to produce Niagara’s iconic and unique icewine. After just 10 years, Hillebrand was able to diversify into different brands, establishing Trius first as a label for specialty blended reds, then as a leader in delectable Niagara wines.

Not long ago, Trius became such a beloved brand that it has taken a dominant role at the Hillebrand Estates. If you enjoy Trius labels at home, you can visit this Hillebrand winery to see the grapes growing in the fields and learn exactly how your favorite vintages get made. Hillebrand has long been an innovator in the Niagara region, and Trius continues that legacy with a long list of award-winning wines, which you can taste on your next trip to Niagara.

The Best of the Best

Trius offers dozens of outstanding wines, so there is hardly any opportunity for you to choose the wrong vintage. Still, if you want to taste the best that Trius has to offer, you should be sure to sample the following reds, whites, and sparkling golds during your tour:

  • Trius Red. The first wine Trius ever produced continues to be among the best at the winery. A combination of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes comprises this red blend, which has won several trophies and awards during its 30 years on the shelf.
  • Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay. Light and fresh, with a distinctive mix of sharp apple and musty oak, this sparkling wine is full of dimension. In a world where Chardonnay is often scoffed at for lack of depth, this wine certainly stands out.
  • Pinot Noir. Crafted from grapes in a single vineyard, this wine should prove Trius’s supremacy among Niagara wineries. Boasting deep, full flavors like black cherry, black tea, and leather, this Pinot Noir exemplifies its varietal in the best ways.
  • Cabernet Franc Icewine. Icewine is one of Hillebrand’s specialties, so you must sample their latest showcase icewine while in town. Frozen on the vine, the Cabernet Franc grapes are hand-harvested and pressed to produce an utterly matchless wine experience. The balance between sweetness and acidity makes icewine a perfect pairing wine, so you can try it at the Trius Winery Restaurant.

Tastings and Tours

Bottles of Niagara Region Wine
Wines of Niagara Region

If your next Niagara trip is a romantic one for you and your significant other, you should plan a Couple’s Wine Country Escape. If you are obsessed with anything sparkling, you can schedule a Tasting Stars tour. If you want a historic winery experience, you might register as a Trius Wine Club Member and sign up for The Grape Stomp to be followed by a trip Into the Vault.

Trius offers visitors 18 distinct winery tours — most of which come with additional activities, like spa treatments and nights out in Niagara Falls — but there are several other ways to taste and explore Trius at Hillebrand. For example, for an immaculate pairing with food, you cannot miss lunch or dinner at Trius Winery Restaurant, which is often rated among the best places to eat in the Niagara region. You can also purchase the best Trius wines online, through their store, or in wine shops throughout the area and beyond.

Trius has a reputation for excellence, and a trip to Trius is an excellent way to spend your vacation. No matter what your plans are for your next Niagara tour, you must devote some time to Trius at Hillebrand.

2018 Strawberry, Apple, & Peach Festivals in Niagara

Fruity Fun in Niagara-on-the-Lake: Peach Festivals & More


Strawberry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie

Thanks to its proximity to large bodies of water — including two of the world’s largest lakes, which allow the falls to be the wonder that they are — the Niagara region enjoys a mild climate relative to its surroundings in New York and Ontario. While deep winter can get nippy, generally the area around Niagara Falls is temperate, which makes the region ideal for growing sweet, natural treats.

While Niagara Falls might be known for its world-class vineyards, it is cultivating a reputation for its orchards, as well. Niagara’s fruit crop is copious, containing peaches, pears, plums, cherries, rspberries, and strawberries. In fact, the peach, cherry, and strawberry harvest is so immense that the region celebrates the fruits with three huge festivals every summer.

While this year’s fruit festivals have just passed, you can plan your summer vacation next year to coincide with Niagara’s strawberry, cherry, and peach celebrations.

Strawberry Festival

Typically held the third Saturday in June — making the next date to remember June 16, 2018 — the Strawberry Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake celebrates absolutely everything about that heart-shaped, red berry. Organized by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the festival intends to educate locals and visitors about the area, benefit community groups and activities, and ensure everyone has good, wholesome fun.

There are several strawberry farms in and around the Niagara region where you can enjoy picking some fresh strawberries straight from the plant. At the festival, you can buy bushels of fresh strawberries pre-picked and washed — but the most exciting strawberries on offer are already baked into delectable treats. No matter what your favorite strawberry creation is, you’ll likely find it at the Niagara Strawberry Festival; in years past, there has been an abundance of:

  • Strawberry shortcakes
  • Strawberry crepes
  • Strawberry pies
  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Strawberry jam

Additionally, there is plenty of barbecue foods, including the local favorite of grilled corn, so if you bring along someone who isn’t keen on strawberries, there will certainly be treats for them to enjoy, too.

However, the Strawberry Festival isn’t just about indulging in delicious food. Visitors can take tours of the historic church and learn about the history of St. Andrews, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the greater Niagara region. Every year, there is a silent auction with fantastic baskets and other prizes. Finally, small booths sell adorable accessories, books, and other trinkets. The Strawberry Festival is full of small-town charm — and it is just minutes away from big-city Niagara Falls.

Cherry Festival

Perfectly timed to take advantage of the best weather of the Niagara valley, the Cherry Festival is always in early July. While the sun is shining bright and warm, you can explore the festival grounds around St. Mark’s Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake and celebrate the crispest, juiciest, sweetest cherries you will ever taste.

Like the Strawberry Festival, the Cherry Festival does its best to place emphasis on everyone’s favorite small, round fruit. While cherry pies are easily the highlight of the event, there are dozens of other untraditional treats, including all sorts of cherry preserves. Stalls for vendors also abound; the clothing booth is usually a prime attraction, with all sorts of new and old styles to peruse.

Also like the Strawberry Festival, the Cherry Festival is largely held as a fundraising endeavor for St. Marks Church, which is one of the most historic buildings in the region, dating back to 1790. As a result, there is a massive silent auction every year during the festival, during which concert tickets, vacations, and date nights are available to win. If you can’t wait to experience the next Cherry Festival, plan a Niagara vacation for July 7, 2018.

Peach Festival

Niagara Peaches cut in half
Fresh Niagara Peaches

The biggest fruit festival of them all, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Peach Festival is always a smash. Peaches are undoubtedly among the best fruits — juicy, tingly, and lusciously sweet — and the town goes all-out to celebrate their harvest in early August. You just missed Peach Festival 2017, which occurred on August 12 and 13, but you have plenty of time to make next year’s festival, which is slated for August 11 and 12, 2018.

The Peach Festival is so grand because it is usually among the last big events during Niagara’s summer high season. Celebrations last two full days and extend into the night. While the sun is up, you can explore local growers’ fresh-picked peaches in the marketplace, where local bakeries and restaurants have also set up shop, purveying traditional peachy delights, like cobbler, ice cream and marmalade, as well as less conventional peach treats, like peach shortcake and peach cheesecake. In fact, the entire length of Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake is typically covered with merchants selling all sorts of knickknacks and keepsakes — peach-related and otherwise.

Throughout the festival, live music from some of the area’s best bands accompany shoppers and revelers. This year, festival organizers were able to lock down The Toronto All Star Big Band, as well as The Ben Show, a street performer for all ages. Next year should be even bigger and better, and you don’t want to miss it. So reserve a room at a Niagara Falls Hotel during the fruit festival of your preference!

Niagara for Two: Niagara Falls Couples’ Packages & More

Niagara for Two: A Romantic Night Out for Couples in Love

No matter how long you’ve been with your significant other — be it five dates or 50 years — you should always make time for date nights. Research by the Marriage Foundation discovered that one night every month devoted to a partners-only date improved a married couple’s longevity by 14 percent. Date nights give you a chance to communicate with your partner, to have fun, and build a stronger bond with the person you love. Ultimately, date nights allow you to rekindle your romance — and there’s no better place for romance than Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls couples’ packages are affordable, approachable ways to get time alone with your loved one and reaffirm the love you have for one another. This guide will help you plan a night of romance with your significant other, so you can fall even more in love.

Excitement at Fallsview Casino Resort

Romantic couple viewing Niagara Falls
Romantic Niagara Falls

There is nothing quite like the rush of adrenaline to bring two people close together. That’s why Niagara’s best gaming club, Fallsview Casino Resort, is an excellent starting point for your date night in Niagara Falls. The floor offers 200,000 square feet of tables, machines, and more, giving you ample opportunities to take home a windfall — or splurge on an even greater couple’s vacation in Niagara Falls.

There is plenty of diversity to hold your interest and keep your heart racing on your romantic night out. If slots are your game of choice, you can choose among 3,000 machines, ranging from a single cent to $100 per pull. You can also enjoy machines for reel poker and video poker; however, if you prefer the real card game experience, you can find a spot at more than 130 tables around the floor. In addition to various forms of poker, you can try your hand at baccarat, blackjack or casino war, as well as a variety of non-card games, like roulette, craps, and pai gow.

If you ever get tired of the flashing lights and bells — or if your wallet is too small to contain all your winnings — there are other romantic adventures within Fallsview. The casino theater boasts an astounding 150 shows per year, and with 1,500 seats, it almost always has room for two more. In the coming months, the venue will host some big names in music, including CCR, Melissa Ethridge, Roger Daltrey, and Sarah McLachlan, all of whom provide a thrilling and tender experience for date night.

Dinner With Romantic Views

Every good date night includes food. Fortunately, as a region noted for its fresh and delectable produce, Niagara Falls is a center for amazing cuisine. Regardless of whether you are dining in a hotel buffet or at a Michelin-starred restaurant, you can be certain to enjoy high-quality food.

Still, you should strive to find something special for Niagara date night — and outstanding views will set the mood perfectly. Only a handful of restaurants offer uninterrupted views of Niagara Falls, so you should make a reservation for two at the following places:

  • Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. Perhaps named in honor of Rainbow Bridge, which connects American and Canadian sides of the falls, the Rainbow Room looks onto the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. The internationally known chef Massimo Capra uses his familiarity with local Ontario ingredients to craft fresh, exciting plates and drinks.
  • Windows by Jamie Kennedy. Another renowned chef to build a leading restaurant in Niagara Falls, Jamie Kennedy’s Windows offer several walls of floor-to-ceiling glass for an unbroken picture of Horseshoe Falls. Paired with Kennedy’s marvelous cuisine, the views make for a very romantic night out.
  • Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room. You can pay for a trip up to Skylon’s observation deck, or you can enjoy a meal in the dining room while enjoying a birds-eye view of Niagara Falls and beyond. The panorama is so gorgeous you might almost forget to eat — until the mouth-watering food arrives.

Passion and Privacy All Night Long

Celebrating Red Wine in Niagara
Enjoy Niagara’s Wine Country

After a few hours of excitement and some unforgettable food and drinks, you should finish your night out with some time together. As the crowds retreat indoors for more entertainment at casinos and clubs around the city, you’ll likely find the parks and pathways around Niagara Falls calm and comfortable for a quiet, moonlit walk. Year-round, Horseshoe Falls is lit by colored lights after the sun sets, creating an ethereal atmosphere perfect for love, and during the summer months, you might even enjoy a firework show during your stroll. The explosions of color should mimic the feelings of passion and devotion you harbor for your significant other.

While you walk, you might enjoy seeing Niagara from different perspectives after dark. If you chose to eat somewhere besides Skylon Tower, you might pay for a night ride up the elevator to the observation deck. Shrouded in shadow, the Niagara region is even more beautiful after the sun sets. You can also see nighttime Niagara from on-high by riding the SkyWheel, the enormous observation wheel on the edge of Clifton Hill. Eventually, you should retreat with your loved one to your hotel room, where you can end the night in a sumptuous bed — if you booked a top-tier hotel through Niagara Falls Hotels, that is.

5 Places in Niagara Falls to See Fall Foliage

Niagara Falls in AutumnAutumn is a glorious time of year to visit Niagara Falls: The summer crowds disperse, the hotel prices drop, the warm temperatures mellow, and the lush, verdant trees turn passionate shades of red, orange, and yellow. Though the fall foliage in the Niagara region doesn’t hit its beautiful peak until about the second week of October, visits to Niagara Falls throughout the fall season will be rewarded with glimpses of the leaves aflame in autumn colors. While any time of year is the best time to visit Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls in autumn is certainly hard to beat. Here are the top five spots around Niagara Falls for excellent views of the autumn foliage:

1. Dufferin Islands

Just a short walk from the main tourist district in Niagara Falls, Dufferin Islands Park is comprised of a series of small, man-made islands covered in flourishing forest. Quiet and serene, the park is an excellent escape from the busy walkways closer to the falls. The islands are linked by a series of quaint footbridges, and paths crisscross throughout the forest allowing visitors to explore the park for the absolute perfect spot to rest and relax.

At the start of September, the leaves on Dufferin begin to rapidly change into violent hues. The fallen leaves make excellent cushions for picnics — you might even want to bring along a bottle of Niagara wine. It is difficult to take a bad picture of Dufferin in the autumn, with the landscape so bright and beautiful.

2. Skylon Tower

While a skyscraper might not be your first instinct when you are considering places to see fall foliage, Skylon Tower is absolutely one of the best lookout spots in all of Niagara Falls. The unmissable observation deck soars 775 feet above the rushing falls, providing panoramic views of the Niagara Region, to include its changing fall leaves. From this vantage point, you can look over acres of red, orange, and yellow forest in America and Canada, as well as:

  • Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Falls
  • Niagara wine country
  • The Great Gorge
  • The Toronto and Buffalo skylines

Plus, you can visit the observation deck again at night for a completely different view, which shows the Falls themselves consumed with bright colors as well as the glittering city lights far below.

Tickets to the Skylon Tower observation deck are about $10 per adult and $6 per child. While you are in Skylon, you might also want to enjoy a meal at the outstanding revolving restaurant, which rotates to give you 360-degree views while you dine on world-class fare.

3. Goat Island

On the American side of the falls, you can take a path to Goat Island — a rather small, heavily wooded island between the two U.S. waterfalls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Goat Island provides a unique vantage point, from which you can view the magnificent autumn colors of the Niagara region while taking in the thundering Falls. The walking paths around Goat Island are truly sublime, especially during the fall season; you can also explore the connected Green Island (which isn’t so green in September and October) and Luna Island, which separates Bridal Falls from American Falls. Goat Island is also home to the Cave of the Winds, where you can see the U.S. falls up close, from below.

American Falls in Autumn4. Devil’s Hole State Park

While you are on U.S. soil traipsing Goat Island, you should also stop by Devil’s Hole State Park. This natural park is full of the same fiery hues as the rest of Niagara in the fall, but its hiking trails tend to be less crowded than more prominent tourist spots. Like Dufferin Islands, paths crisscross the park, leading to lookouts over the Niagara Gorge, clearings with picnic benches, and even close-ups with the eponymous Devil’s Hole, which consists of whirlpools and rapids that make Niagara River outstandingly dangerous. The main trail through the park is well-tended, but it is steep, so you should bring sturdy hiking shoes and a thirst for adventure.

5. Rainbow Bridge

When you can finally pull your eyes away from the flaming foliage on the New York side, you should head back to the Ontario side using the Rainbow Bridge. Completed in 1941 — after the previous connection between Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Honeymoon Bridge, collapsed due to heavy ice floes — the Rainbow Bridge is a structure internationally renowned for its architectural beauty and outstanding views. The bridge gained its memorable name almost immediately after construction began in 1939, but the name was solidified with an engraving of a passage from the Book of Genesis, which references the “bow in the cloud.”

From the bridge, you can see up the Niagara Gorge to all three waterfalls plus the iconic Niagara Falls, Ontario skyline, which includes the soaring Skylon Tower as well several top hotels. You can cross the bridge by car, bike, or foot, and the latter two give you plenty of time to take in the mixed reds, oranges, and yellows of the fall season. Currently, the toll for Rainbow Bridge is $0.50 for pedestrians and $3.75 U.S. or $4.75 Canadian for autos. It’s the best time to visit Niagara Falls, Canada, and you can tell for yourself from Rainbow Bridge.

When is the best time to visit Niagara Falls? All year-round, you can find fun and fantastic views, but in autumn, nature puts on a show. Many tourists return year after year to revel in the natural beauty of Niagara in the fall, and once you see it in person, you’ll probably want to do the same.

The Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is Back in Niagara Falls

Niagara Culinary Experiences with Chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy

Falls Avenue Resort’s Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is back for another season, offering six exclusive dinner events throughout 2017 and 2018 at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar. Each of the dinner events will feature delicious and innovative dishes prepared by Niagara’s top chefs and award-winning wines from all over Niagara and the world.

The first dinner in the series is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Chef Massimo Capra on October 27th, which will showcase the best food, ingredients, and wines to emerge from this charming Italian region. Following this dinner is A Farmhouse Christmas Dinner with Jamie Kennedy on December 1st where a traditional turn of the century Christmas feast will be served using local Niagara ingredients and paired with wines from Bachelder winery.

The third culinary event in the series is An Icewine Dinner at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar on January 19th, hosted in celebration of Niagara’s unique Icewine harvest and the delicious food that the season brings. This dinner is followed by A Culinary Tour of Tuscany on March 23rd at the Rainbow Room, A Spring Fling in Niagara at Windows on April 20th, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto at the Rainbow Room on May 11th.

Dinner-only and Dinner & Hotel Room packages can be purchased at, so make sure to book your tickets today to experience the incredible combination of food, wine, and breathtaking views of Niagara Falls. 

The Best of Niagara Nightlife

Whether you’re looking to have drinks at a cool bar, dance at a nightclub or sample craft beers at a brewery, Niagara Falls has a ton of amazing nighttime destinations that will make any night out in the city an unforgettable one.

Niagara Brewing Company Outdoor Patio

Fallsview Casino Resort

If you want to play your favourite slots and table games or even catch a live show at the theatre, Fallsview Casino Resort offers a range of nighttime experiences that are both thrilling and unique. The casino’s gaming floor is packed with over 3,000 slot machines and 130 table games available 24/7

Niagara Brewing Company

This new craft brewery located on Clifton Hill is a great place to sit back and enjoy a wide range of innovative craft brews and delicious food like warm soft pretzels and homemade meatball sandwiches. Beers currently on tap include Niagara Premium Lager, Beerdevil IPA, Honeymoon Peach Radler, Amber Eh! Ale, Clockwork Berliner Weisse, Best Bitter, and more. And with daily live entertainment and Hoppy Hour, it’s the perfect place to spend a night with friends.

Spicy Olive Bar & Grill

Spicy Olive Bar & Grill is located in the heart of the city’s tourist district at the top of Clifton Hill and is an authentic Italian restaurant that turns into a lively bar at night. The bar features live music from great local bands along with a full-service bar and plenty of seating space. Spicy Olive is close by to many other Niagara Falls destinations and is an ideal spot to grab a quick drink or sit back with friends for the night.

Dragonfly Nightclub

Dragonfly Night Club

Located inside Fallsview Casino Resort on Fallsview Boulevard, Dragonfly is Niagara’s top nightclub destination that hosts a number of exclusive events you won’t want to miss out on. Upcoming events include Dragonfly Fridays and Saturdays featuring great DJs along with guestlist and bottle service options, which is the perfect time to go dancing and experience all that this Asian inspired nightclub has to offer.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Coming to Niagara Falls

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

It has just been announced that Rogers Hometown Hockey will be kicking off this season’s tour on October 7th and 8th in Niagara Falls. Hockey is Canada’s national pastime and Rogers Hometown Hockey is a special road trip that will be making stops in great cities and towns all across the country. The tour will be bringing amazing stories and experiences to hockey loving Canadians and will celebrate the ways that this sport connects us.

You can join Ron Maclean and Tara Slone in your hometown on Saturdays and Sundays for an exciting hockey festival featuring a range of free family-friendly activities, alumni appearances, awesome giveaways, and much more. And on Sundays you can catch a live broadcast with Ron and Tara and show your support by cheering on your favourite NHL team.

When Rogers Hometown Hockey is in Niagara Falls the live broadcast on Sunday October 8th will be Montreal at NY Rangers at 6:30pm, which is sure to be an unforgettable time. And because Niagara Falls is the very first stop of Hometown Hockey’s fourth season, you can expect thrilling experiences that will tap into the heritage, culture, and fabric of hockey in Canada. Don’t miss out on this season-long journey that explores and celebrates how hockey unites all Canadians, and come out on October 7th and 8th to the magnificent Niagara Falls.