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Things to Do in Niagara Falls

This weekend, bundle up and explore Niagara Falls USA! Browse A full list of things to do and places to go in Niagara USA.

December 12 - 13: Holiday Sounds - A Recital

Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine St., Lockport / Seating is limited! Call ahead, 716-433-3360
7:30pm-9pm. The Lake Plains Players will be performing, entertaining with songs for the holidays!

December 13: Christmas in the Village
Youngstown Village Town Hall, 240 Lockport St., Youngstown / 716-219-1799
10am-4pm. Stay warm indoors and meet Santa & Mrs. Clause, enjoy free horse and carriage rides, shop at the Christmas market, children's storytelling, tree lighting and more! Fun for the entire family!

December 13: Santa on the Carrousel ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda / 716-693-1885
11am. Visit with Santa and enjoy festive crafts, hot chocolate and treats, and rides on the carrousel. Reservations and prepayment required for lunch.

December 13: NFCI Gingerbread House
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12pm-8pm. Meet Santa, decorate cookies, enjoy crafts and more!

December 13: Niagara Falls Winter Walk
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to register: 716-282-5154
1pm-3pm. View the Three Sisters Islands, Horseshoe and American Falls on a scenic walk. Dress warm!

December 13: Castle by Candlelight ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
7pm. Lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season. Fifes and drums play traditional music and artillerists prepare their cannons to join in the salute. Dress warm!

December 13: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
7:30pm. Live music by Porcelain Train.

December 13: Live Music at The Vault ($)
The Vault, 8676 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-692-2223
9:30pm. Internationally acclaimed U2 Tribute Band, Desire. Listen as they bring to life the soul, spirit and bravado of U2's 3 decades of �Magnificent' music.

December 14: NFCI Gingerbread House
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
1pm-5pm. Meet Santa, decorate cookies, enjoy crafts and more!

December 16: Carriage Rides in Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Niagara Falls USA
6pm-8pm. View the holiday lights and enjoy a FREE carriage ride! First-come, first-served.

December 17: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
7:30pm. Live music by Scott Celani.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA:

December 1 - January 3: Festival of Trees
NYPA - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston
10am. The Niagara Power Vista is transformed into a winter wonderland with a dazzling display of reusable trees, adorned with energy efficient holiday lights and decorated by local non-profit groups.

November 29 - December 31: Winter Wonderland Project
Along the Erie Canal, Lockport
Enjoy holiday lights and discover all there is about Lockport's  bike path and walk way!

November 26 - December 31: Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail
Hyde Park, Niagara Falls USA
5pm. Drive through Hyde Park and admire the beautiful holiday lights this season!

November 22 - January 5: Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd., Youngstown / 716-754-7489
5pm. See the grounds lit up every night until 9pm with over 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine. Gift shop and cafeteria open.


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