Looking to get into the festive spirit? Pay a visit to Niagara Falls USA this holiday season and you’ll find a Christmas calendar brimming with activities to get you and the whole family in the mood. From meeting The Man himself to sparkling holiday lights, there’s a tinsel-topped event happening every day in the county. You’ll soon discover Niagara Falls USA is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving! Events may be canceled or postponed at any time.
1. Each year, from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the eve of the Epiphany, the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine goes aglow for the Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights. The event features some 75 twinkling displays to wander through, with the highlight being the shrine itself, decorated with a life-size nativity scene and festooned in Christmas foliage. (November 18, 2021 through January 6, 2022)
2. Want to check if you’re on the Nice List? Santa Claus will be parking his virtual sleigh at the magical Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda this season. Expect fun activities like ornament crafts — and carousel rides, of course! Santa will be joining via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. (November 28, December 19, 2021)
3. Lewiston brings a vintage flavor to the holiday calendar with the Village of Lewiston Christmas Walk complete with holiday shopportunities and scheduled meet-and-greets with Santa Claus. (December 4 and 5, 2021)
4. Winter bites — and no, we're not referring to the weather — but fishing! Niagara Falls USA offers year-round angling opportunities, and winter is prime time for catching steelhead, brown trout and lake trout. Unsure where to begin? Hire a local charter captain for an epic on-the-water fishing adventure.
5. Name Santa's favorite food: cookies! And there's no shortage of sweet treats at The Village Bake Shoppe in Lewiston, NY. This holiday season, purchase a do-it-yourself cookie decorating kit, complete with a dozen sugar cookies, icing and sprinkles. Also on the menu, the TikTok famous, hot chocolate bombs!
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