Jingle Falls USA

Socially-distant holiday celebrations happening in downtown Niagara Falls, NY.

Family viewing Falls from decks

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-weekend event, Jingle Falls USA, will look and feel much different compared to previous years. This year, visitors can enjoy plenty of socially-distant holiday activities and shopping opportunities in downtown Niagara Falls, NY during the entire month of December.

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Jingle Falls USA Activities and Events

All event times and performances are subject to change. Some registration and fees apply. Masks are required!

  • December 19, 2020 | Candy Cane Story Lane at Niagara Falls State Park
    Enjoy a safe and fun family day in the park along the Story Book Trail located at the entrance of  Niagara Falls State Park, USA on Old Falls Street, USA, noon to 2 p.m. On event dates only, finish the trail and enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa. Bring your letters to Santa and drop in the mailbox. Complimentary parking in Lot 1 at Niagara Falls State Park on event dates only. The Storybook Trail is open daily, December 2 – 31, 2020, but heightened activities are available on Dec. 19.
  • December 19, 2020 | Breakfast with Santa at the Rainforest Cafe
    Reserve your space now for the Breakfast With Santa event at the Rainforest Cafe, inside the Sheraton Niagara Falls. Served 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, call 716-278-2626.
  • December 19, 2020 | Citywide Christmas Lights Crawl
    Load up the car and marvel at the holiday lights around Niagara Falls, NY. Cruise through the many neighborhoods and enjoy holiday lights and festive decor. Upload your favorites to social media with the hashtag LightUpNiagara. Click here for a list of festive homes to view in Niagara Falls, NY.
  • December 19, 2020 | Lunch with Santa at Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA
    Santa will be visiting LIVE via Zoom to meet with the kids! Olaf will be in-person and will be practicing social distancing. Enjoy holiday music, cookie decorating and a coloring contest. There is no cost for the event, just pre-purchase lunch here.
  • December 1 – 31, 2020 | Holiday Lights & Tree Illuminations along Old Falls Street, USA
    Drive or walk down Old Falls Street, USA to enjoy three blocks of illuminated trees, a 24' Christmas Tree, illuminated snowflakes and the new Cataract Commons.
  • December 1 – 31, 2020 | Cards & Crafts at Niagara Falls State Park
    Visit the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center and drop off a holiday card for a local nursing home resident and receive a FREE holiday kid craft! Available daily, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • December 1 – 31, 2020 | Cave of the Winds Winter Experience
    The Cave of the Winds is not just for summertime anymore! Experience the thrills and chills of this amazing place and get up close and personal to Niagara Falls from one of the two open observation decks! Bundle up and celebrate winter on this abbreviated journey under the Falls. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets available directly at the attraction; $7/adults and $5/youth.
  • December 1 – 31, 2020 | Niagara Falls Mural Self-Guided Trail
    Downtown Niagara Falls is host to many colorful public murals with more on the way! Experience these works of art in person while visiting many restaurants and attractions throughout our district. This is a great socially-distant self-led activity.
  • December 1 – 31, 2020 | Snowshoeing at Niagara Falls State Park
    Borrow a pair of snowshoes to explore the park in style! Visit the Cave of the Winds: The World Changed Here Pavilion to grab yours! Weather permitting; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • December 31, 2020 | New Years Eve Countdown Party for Kids
    Enjoy an early countdown to 2021 with the kids! This celebratory party includes sparkling juice, a movie and popcorn, and noisemakers. Tickets required and can be purchased here.

​Overnight Hotel Packages

  • December 18 – 19, 2020 | Sheraton's Christmas on Third Street
    Package includes two-night stay (Friday and Saturday), holiday movies, a tree lighting ceremony, breakfast with Santa and more! Single-night packages also available. For additional information call 716-285-3361 or register here.

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