Celebrate the Season

in Wine Country!

Niagara Wine Country

There’s something about this town that makes you want to linger. For generations, locals have called it the “Niagara-on-the-Lake Effect”, and although it’s hard to describe, you’ll feel it when you first set foot onto its historic streets.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a true winter wonderland and the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season. Cozy up in one of our charming hotels or bed and breakfasts, or sip ice wine in one of our wineries.

Wander through picturesque villages throughout the region from Jordan to Niagara-on-the-Lake, enjoying time with friends, shopping for gifts or tasting the flavors of the season served up by our local chefs. Things heat up throughout the winter with festivals, concerts and even galas, experiences to be shared and remembered.

Event Calendar

For event links please visit: https://www.niagaraonthelake.com/events 

Shaw Festival – White Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you won’t want to miss this classic holiday favourite. Two soldiers,
returning home from a USO song-and-dance team fall for two sisters in another act. Together, they put on a show to save a Vermont inn. This musical never fails to please: you can’t help falling in love with the characters, the dancing and, of course, the singing, especially since the title song is Berlin’s most famous and most beloved.

Shaw Festival – A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge is back! Nestled in the heart of the ultimate Christmas village, the charming holiday favourite
A Christmas Carol returns to the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. It’s the perfect annual reminder of what Christmas is all about. Arrive feeling “Bah, humbug!” and leave full of warm, fuzzy Christmas spirit.

Taste the Season

Join us this November for our Taste the Season touring pass program! We are excited to be able to invite you to visit and taste at 15+ winery properties over four weekends in November. To maintain capacity control and
minimize crowds and wait times, you may visit a maximum of eight wineries f or tastings in one day.

Santa 5K Run

Grab your family and friends, put on a Santa suit and run an IN-PERSON 5KM race in the very scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake! Santa Suit and chipped timed results included!

Event Calendar

Twilight Jazz and Blues Series

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents an intimate live jazz experience in the heart of wine country. This series features high-caliber jazz artists performing on an acoustic grand piano at the Hare Wine Co. The Mark Eisenmann Trio (Nov 21), Genevieve Marentette Quartet (Dec 5) and the Music of a Charlie Brown

Christmas (Dec 19). Tickets: $19 – $39 + HST / 3-Show Pass: $99 + HST.

History in the Vineyard

A holiday fundraiser at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery in support of two wonderful charities, The Friends

of Fort George & The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum. Support the preservation of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s history with a gourmet meal, silent auction, and your choice of 2 short lectures about our community’s unique history. Tickets: $150 per person, which includes a thre e course meal and a $50 tax re ceipt.

Dickensian Feast at the Prince of Wales

Our grand “Dickensian Feast” includes festive fare, beautiful holiday décor, a large communal table, costumed master of ceremony and servers. Entertainment will be provided by Scrooge performing classic Christmas carols on the piano!

Christmas Wonderland at The Pillar & Post

The Gardens at Pillar and Post turn into a true seasonal wonderland complete with sparkling lights, holiday music, festive snacks, an ice rink, warming fire pits, and holiday movies under the stars.

Wineries in Winter

Where else in the world can you huddle around an open fire, toast marshmallows and sip on  world famous Icewine from the place that makes it best?  Throughout the Niagara-on-the-Lake this winter, wineries open their doors and pop corks so you can explore, taste and discover your new favorite wine.

Historic Accommodations

What says romance better than a stay at a historic hotel?  As the weather cools, the ice begins to create a very different type of scenery. There is something  extra special  about sharing a glass of Niagara wine with friends or loved ones next to the fireplace while drinking in the best Niagara has to offer.


As the temperature drops, Niagara’s culinary scene heats up as our chefs continue to team up with local brewers and winemakers to serve mouth-watering seasonal cuisine matched perfectly with your beverage of choice.

Ask about the new winter ales or what food pairs best with Icewine? The experts are on hand to help you get the best out of your dining experience and leave you with insider tips to share with friends at home.


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