Niagara Icewine Festivals

Celebrate Icewine, Niagara Style


January is Icewine Season in Niagara...

The Falls. Thrilling entertainment. Fabled history. Niagara Canada is home to so many wonders, but none is as exclusive and alluring as the Icewine Festivals of Niagara – an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else. It’s a month-long celebration in January, where you will explore Icewine at unforgettable Festivals. Broaden your palate and embrace new experiences by indulging in tastings of fine Niagara wines, fit for the most discerning foodies. Discover more about Niagara as a world-renowned Icewine specialist.

2024 Icewine Festival Events Calendar

Cool as Ice Gala

Cool As Ice, formerly the Niagara Icewine Gala, is an immersive celebration showcasing Ontario’s signature flavours through VQA Icewines, cocktails & mocktails, farm-to-table fare, set within one of Niagara Falls’ most buzzed-about new attractions, the Niagara Parks Power Station.

Cool as Ice Gala

January 13th

Cool As Ice, formerly the Niagara Icewine Gala, is an immersive celebration showcasing Ontario’s signature flavours. This all-inclusive showcase of Ontario’s finest flavours, is just $225 per person. Enjoy a full evening of premium VQA wine, Icewine cocktails and mocktails, locally-inspired culinary creations, live arts performances, and rare night time access to the Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station. 

Icewine Discovery Pass

The Niagara Icewine Discovery Pass is one of the best ways to experience Niagara Wine Country during the winter season. 30 +wineries will showcase Niagara’s “liquid gold” as VQA Icewine is paired with chefs’ sweet and savoury creations.

Discovery Pass

January 12th - 14th, 19th - 21st, 26th - 28th

Your Discovery Pass entitles you to 6 wine and culinary experiences designed by winemakers and chefs to celebrate the flavours of Niagara, redeemable at over 30 participating wineries across Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Benchlands.

This year there are a number of bundles, drivers passes, flex friday and mini-pass options available. Visit the Explore & Purchase Links button below for more inforamtion

Guests who purchase our Weekend Discovery Pass or Driver’s Pass can enjoy their experience from 11AM – 5PM on ANY of the following dates:

  • January 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival

Celebrate Icewine Season in Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Season

January 20th - 21st & January 26th - 28th

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration with culinary creations, music, shopping and sparkling ice sculptures.

Visit the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village on January 20th-21st and January 26th-29th to enjoy some of some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s wineries showcasing their delicious icewine’s.

Sparkle & Ice Celebration – Updated for 2024

Friday, Jan 26th 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Witness local wineries and restaurants engage in a spirited competition to craft mixologist-approved icewine cocktails vying for this year’s coveted trophy. Your vote determines the champion, announced on the night of the event. These cocktails embody the creative fervor of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s spirits intertwined with the essence of Icewine. Enjoy live entertainment, capture moments at the photo booth, and witness a dazzling fireworks display while toasting with Icewine for an unforgettable memory.

Icewine Village

Saturday, Jan 20th 11:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, Jan 21st Noon – 5:00pm

Saturday, Jan 27th 11:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, Jan 28th Noon – 5:00pm

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival takes place over two wintry weekends in January. The gorgeous Heritage District sets the stage for a magical experience. The Icewine Village becomes a historical winter wonderland with delicious icewine from local wineries and delectable food pairings from upscale restaurants. The Icewine Festival will be held outdoors on Queen Street.

Ice Bar at the Outlets

Celebrate Icewine Season at the Niagara Outlet Collection

Niagara-on-the-Lake Presents Ice Bar at the Outlets

January 13th & January 14th

11:00am-6:00pm & 12:00pm-5:00pm

Outlet Collections at Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is a premier winter event celebrating our region’s renowned icewine production. Set at the Outlet Collection at Niagara outdoor courtyard, the festival offers a unique and immersive experience for attendees. Guests have the opportunity to sample a diverse array of exceptional icewines, expertly crafted by local wineries, and indulge in culinary delights that complement the distinct flavours of this cherished Canadian specialty. Beyond tastings, the festival features live entertainment, ice sculptures, and engaging activities, creating a festive atmosphere that highlights the rich cultural and culinary offerings of the Niagara-on-the-Lake region during the winter season.

Icewine Harvest

Join Kaitlin Narciso as she experiences an authentic (and chilly) Niagara Icewine Harvest.

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