From glistening lights to shopping activities, here’s our top holiday events list to get you in the festive spirit in Niagara Falls USA!
Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights
November 20, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Every year from Thanksgiving to the Epiphany (January 6) the quaint town of Lewiston glows for its Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights. The magically ambient event features a labyrinth of glowing displays, all designed by the shrine’s rector and created by the shrine’s maintenance team. After taking a walk through its twinkling exhibits, climb to the top of the Basilica — decorated with a life-size nativity scene and festooned in Christmas foliage.
Jingle Falls USA
November 27 – December 18, 2021
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Niagara Falls, NY at Jingle Falls USA. Festivities begin on Small Business Saturday with the LiveNF Makers Market inside the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls featuring 75+ vendors. Additional activities include a tree lighting, horse and carriage rides, visits with Santa, and fireworks!
Lumber City Winter Walk
December 4, 2021
Stroll and shop along Webster and Oliver Streets in North Tonawanda during the annual Lumber City Winter Walk. Bring your girlfriends, your partner, or even the kiddos to this family-friendly event featuring a petting zoo, Santa, and of course, holiday shopping specials. Afterwards, warm up inside Spot Coffee with a cozy chai latte or hot chocolate.
Village of Lewiston Christmas Walk
December 4 – 5, 2021
The Village of Lewiston Christmas Walk takes place in this charming historic town just north of the Falls. The event is a cozy throwback to Christmas of yore, with beautiful storefronts and window displays, photo opportunities at the Lewiston wreath, and more. And don't miss the seasonal ice skating rink at Academy Park! This family-friendly activity is open daily, and rentals are available.
December 4 – 5, 2021
Sample wine, mead, and cider along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA during the annual Holiday Happening event. Each two-day pass includes three tastings at each of the participating wineries once, as well as one spiral-bound wine journal to log all of your wines you'll taste during the event.
Holiday Shopping Pop-Up
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Beach season may be over, but the eclectic Lakeview Village Shoppes in Olcott are celebrating the holiday season with one last hurrah! Make your list, check it twice, then head to the Lake (Lake Ontario, that is!) for this one-day-only, Holiday Shopping Pop-Up event.
Christmas on the Canal
December 11, 2021
Celebrate Christmas on the Canal in Lockport, NY, just 30 minutes from the Falls. Located inside at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, this free, holiday market will host a variety of local vendors and makers. Tackle your holiday gift list while enjoying beautiful views of the Erie Canal.