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It’s Cold Outside – and it’s Wonderful!

(Version française) The 23rd annual Niagara Icewine Festival takes place weekends from January 12th to 28th and there is lots going on. Visit over 35 wineries for unique wine and food pairings, gala events, White on Ice dinner, and icewine street fares. For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry… Read more

Christmas shopping with style!

( Version française ) ‘Tis the season when, just like Santa, everyone goes around with their own list trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones…and we all know it is not always easy! This year, why not change it up a little? Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we would like to help you find… Read more

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Small Town Fun Part 2

(Version française) Who doesn’t love a parade?  Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake we love the holidays! Join us in Historic Old Town for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 9th, starting at 11:00AM.  Check out the parade route!  You may even see some of the Bed and Breakfast Association members out in costume. There will be… Read more

Small Town Holiday Fun – Candlelight Stroll in Niagara-on-the-Lake

(Version française) Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake we love the holidays and we get outside to enjoy it! December 1st is no exception.  Join us in Historic Old Town for a candlelight stroll around downtown – we follow the horse drawn carriage along the route, listening to carollers and musical ensembles along the way.  Check out all… Read more

Holiday Decorating Inspiration in Niagara-on-the-Lake

(Version française) Do you need a little inspiration?  On Dec 1st and 2nd, Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club is hosting their 19th annual Holiday House Tour.  Explore 6 professionally decorated historic and contemporary homes, 5 local landmarks, and 3 wineries between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go towards Rotary Club… Read more

Don’t be Like Scrooge – Celebrate Christmas in Niagara-on-the-Lake

(Version française) A Christmas Carol starts November 15th at the Royal George Theatre.  Join the Shaw Festival to celebrate Christmas with the beloved Dickens’ classic. Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect setting to experience a Victorian winter wonderland. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable old miser. But when three ghosts decide to swoop in overnight, he gets the wake-up… Read more

It’s Spooky! Niagara-on-the-Lake Ghost Walks

(Version française) The rustle of leaves, a flickering light in the window, a squeaky door! It’s that time of year to take a tour of “Canada’s most haunted town”, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Hear all the stories, take photos to see if there are floating orbs, follow your caped guide for a trip through our haunted past.  Town… Read more

Niagara-on-the-Lake Brings Home Gold in Communities in Bloom

(Version française) The results are in and Niagara-on-the-Lake takes top spot in the International Challenge (Medium) category!  Well done everyone! In a press release from Communities in Bloom:  The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the winner of the International Challenge (Medium) category.  They received a 5 Blooms – Gold rating and a special mention for Volunteer Leadership during… Read more

Anything But Common

 (Version française) THE COMMONS MARKET Saturday September 30, 2017 – 10 AM to 5 PM 51 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake Roam through a  field of  vintage, antique, and reclaimed/upcycled furniture, housewares, jewelry, and collectibles. Sip local craft beer and wine, and enjoy eats from some of Niagara’s best gourmet food trucks (from website).  Love the hunt?… Read more

Taste the Season in Niagara-on-the-Lake

(Version française) Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Members of the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are each showcasing a featured wine expertly paired with food made from local harvest ingredients. This $45 touring pass entitles you to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at… Read more