Things to Do in Niagara Falls in January

Things to Do in Niagara Falls in January
Niagara Falls can be experienced from both the United States and Canada. Each side of the falls has its own attractions, but the Canadian side steals the show in January with a number of seasonal events in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Seeing the falls during the winter is a far different experience from visiting during the tourist-heavy summer months. Pack plenty of warm clothing. The temperatures drop well below freezing, and there is generally a lot of snow and ice with which to contend.

Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls is a winter wonderland from November to January. The Winter Festival of Lights illuminates the entire town, attracting more than 1 million visitors over the course of the season. January is the final month of the Winter Festival of Lights. More than 3 million lights are installed on trees and buildings in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The area shimmers at night, creating a beautiful backdrop for the Niagara River and the thundering falls. The Disney company also erects hundreds of animated displays around town, and there are regular parades, free concerts and comedy shows. Fireworks are set off every Friday evening.

Niagara on the Lake Ice Wine Celebration

Adults visitors will enjoy the Niagara on the Lake Ice Wine Celebration in late January. Locals celebrate the grape harvest and rich wine-making tradition of Niagara Falls on each of the last two weekends in January, with special winery tours and tasting events. Ice-carving demonstrations are also part of the festivities.

Queen Victoria Park

Visit Queen Victoria Park in the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario. This scenic park, which features colorful floral displays in the spring and summer, has a stark natural beauty in January when the landscape is filled with barren trees and pure white snow. The mist from the falls drifts up even in the freezing temperatures, leaving delicate icicles and crystalline formations on the branches of the trees. Spectacular views of the falls and the Niagara River Great Gorge make Queen Victoria Park the perfect place to enjoy a tranquil winter moment.

Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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