There's plenty of Holiday Cheer flowing through Niagara-on-the-Lake this year, and I'm not just talking about wine, craft beer, cider and whiskey.
The Christmas tree decorating contest on Queen Street has already begun, setting the tone for our Authentic Christmas Village, the Candlelight Stroll on December 2, and the world's cutest Santa Clause Parade happening on Saturday, December 10 when the Big Kahuna himself comes to town. Don't forget the Holiday House Tour from December 2-4 when you can sneak a peak at how local residents dress up their homes for the holidays as well as take advantage of some of the holiday discounts offered by local merchants. Jane Austen fans are gathering for the Jane Austen Tea Party on December 8 in celebration of this English author's birthday.
Be sure to check out the winter wonderland gardens at the Pillar & Post featuring sparkling lights, holiday music, festive snacks, an ice rink, warming fire pits and holiday movies under the stars. From December 2-11, unique treasures await at the Holiday Market at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. Grab your family and friends, put on a Santa suit and participate in the 5K Santa and Elf Run on Sunday, December 18. Why not ring in the New Year at one of wineries and hotels in town? But wait, the fun doesn't stop on January 1! Nay, nay!
Everyone's invited to the 2023 Niagara-on-the-Lake IceWine Festival on January 21-22 and 28-20 when our Queen Street is turned into an Icewine Village. It all begins with the Sparkle and Ice Gala on January 20. There's so much more happening between now and then so be sure to read the full Festive Season brochure.
Written by: Donna and Fernando Vieira, proprietors of Globetrotters B&B here in Niagara-on-the-Lake,
And together with them and other B&B’ers we support each another.