A place of discovery filled with many free activities and attractions, Niagara Falls USAis the most magical destination to visit during the winter season. The frosty temperatures create a stunning winter wonderland as the Falls become an icy splendour, meanwhile there are a number of fun things to do and explore. From life-sized gingerbread masterpieces to Christmas markets and outdoor activities, experience the festive atmosphere and joyous celebrations Niagara has to offer.
Discover the Falls from Day to Night
As the temperature drops, the mist and spray from the Falls forms icy layers over the rushing water, giving the distinctive and beautiful sight of the ‘Frozen Falls’.
In the evening, admire the Falls all over again during the free nightly illumination as it transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant, mesmerising colours, from emerald green and hot pink to the colours of the American flag.
Have a Snowy Outdoor Adventure
For those seeking outdoor activities, there are an array of exciting options to enjoy with family and friends during the colder season. Discover new landscapes on a snowshoe adventure, by gliding across pristine white sheets of snow to unearth the scenic winter terrain of Niagara.
Visit the Cave of Winds Pavilion within Niagara Falls State Park to receive complimentary snowshoe hire for all ages, no experience necessary! Explore over 400 acres of Niagara Falls State Park by building a snowman or enjoying a brisk hike. Visitors may also try ice skating available inside Cornerstone Ice Arena based in Lockport.
Fun & Free Christmas Activities
Brimming with fun things to do, Jingle Falls USA returns to Old Falls Street in November for three days. Held from the 24th -26th November, families can enjoy a variety of free or low-cost activities. This includes LiveNF Makers Market, where visitors can browse 75 local artisan stalls, and enjoy live music and art.
The life-sized Gingerbread Wonderland is perhaps the most spectacular Christmas offering, open Saturdays and Sundays from 25th November until 17th December at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Built each year for guests to walk around and enjoy for free, imagine endless icing,brightly coloured gumdrops and candy canes, along with several family-friendly activities including cookie decorating, festive crafts and live entertainment.