The winter festival of lights organized at the Niagara Falls attracts over a million visitors who enjoy the great outdoors. Many fun events are organized during this festival, the highlight being the animated lighting along a 5km route. The millions of fairy lights are spread around the Niagara Falls, Niagara parks and other tourist areas.
TD Rink at the Brink
This is a dream come true for the outdoor fans. An open-air outdoor ice-rink right at the brink of the beautiful Horseshoe Fall offers breathtaking views and an exhilarating outdoor ice-skating experience. The site is available for private rentals for parties, corporate team buildings and other functions for those who cherish being outdoors. From the rink you can enjoy the view of both the Horseshoe and American Falls. You should know that the rink is not dependent on the cold weather but is affected by unfavorable weather conditions.
Every Friday, throughout the month, in the evenings after 9 p.m the sky is filled with spectacular lights. These can be witnesses from the TD Rink, local restaurants, some places in the Niagara parks and even from the hotels. Every fireworks show is one of the kinds and add charm to the cold evenings.
Niagara Ice Wine Festival
This event is held during the winter festival of lights, in January. It is a unique chance for the wine connoisseur, to taste the ice wine, an Ontario specialty. This wine is made from grapes that have naturally frozen on the vines and it is one of the finest Ice wines in the world. The festival is held during the weekends.
The parks offer a great outdoor experience for the entire family offering various activities that keep you happy outdoors. Get adventurous with the tours on offer including a trip behind the falls to experience the beauty of the falls at its best.
Casinos and Theaters
After an exciting day outdoors, the warmth offered by casinos and theaters are welcoming. The various casinos and theaters have various special performances programmed for January with the occasion of the light festival. These include performances by Mike Epps, Eve 6, Carbon leaf and Prism at the Seneca Casino. The Fallsview casino entertains with performances by 38 Special, Alan Jackson, Commodores and Jersey Nights during January. Also, the Greg Frewin Theater is holding Johnny Cash Tribute Night: The Legend in Black on the last day of January, this year.