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fun things to do in the winter?

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fun things to do in the winter?

what are some must see places or events in the NOTL area around mid december?

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1. Re: fun things to do in the winter?

Hi WorldJunkie,


December is an especially lovely time to visit NOTL… as Canada’s Prettiest Town she is gorgeous when all decorated and aglow for Christmas. So you’ll want to take lots of pictures, both in the daylight and at night.

You might even want to take a caleche ride (horse drawn carriage) thru the streets to see the many Christmas Decorations and learn abit about this Ontario’s only town that is a Historic Site.

Upcoming December Events include…

DECEMBER 3 – Candlelight Stroll

Guided Stroll thru the Streets by Candlelight with Entertainment.

Meet 6:30 PM at the Town Clock Tower.

$ 3 per Candle or 2 for $ 5

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank

Info (905) 468-1950

Website = niagaraonthelake.com/displayevent/…content.do

DECEMBER 3 & 4 – 12th Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour 2010

Tour 6 Professionally decorated homes.

Time 10 AM to 4 PM

$ 25 per person

Info (905) 468-1950

Website = notlrotarytickets.com/events/event_details.p… AND notlrotarytickets.com/images/events/HolidayH…

DECEMBER (Ongoing Saturdays) – Shaw Festival Film Series

December 4th = Mao’s Last Dancer

December 11th = Please Give

December 18th = The Secret in Their Eyes

Time 3 PM

$ 11 per Film (Discount Passes available for multiple films)

Info (905) 468-2172 OR Toll FREE 1-800-511-7429

Website = gb.shawfest.com/calendar/index.aspx…

DECEMBER 5 – Willowbank Gingerbread House Display

Fantasy Gingerbread Houses on display (Silent Auction)

Time 2 to 4 PM at Willowbank Heritage Estate (14487 Niagara Parkway)

Info (905) 262-1239

Website = niagaraonthelake.com/displayevent/…

DECEMBER 11 – Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade

Starts at 11 AM – Corner of King & Centre Streets

Info (905) 468-4261

Website = niagaraonthelake.com/displayevent/…

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Of course there are many many events ongoing in the Niagara Region and nearby Niagara Falls during the Christmas Season. Here are some Websites to help you out with ideas…

Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake (December 2010 Calendar) = wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/eventsnew.php…

Niagara Region Tourism = www.tourismniagara.com/home.html (click on the Festivities & Events tab for ideas)

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights = www.wfol.com

Niagara Parks Commission (Winter Magic Pass) = https:/…Tourism

Hope this is helpful,



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2. Re: fun things to do in the winter?

Hi Worldjunkie,

During the winter here in NOTL we have the Taste of Niagra-on-the-Lake Progressive dinner through 5 restaurants here in town. Check out www.atasteofniagara.ca. There is a Friday night wine and cheese party. During the day on Saturday you can visit our 5 participating wineries and do free tatseings with your ticket. On Saturday, we start you at your first restaurant and then rotate you through the remaining 4 so that you have a 5 course meal with wine included. Only 130 tickets are sold for each event and it is held 3 times between January and April.

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3. Re: fun things to do in the winter?



And I see that you are also new to the TA FORUMS... so a BIG Welcome Aboard as well !!

Agree Tast of NOTL Progressive Dinner and of course the Annual Ice Wine Festival are FANTASTIC things to do in NOTL in the Wintertime... and I highly recommend them.

BUT, Unfortunately the Traveller is coming Mid-December...

As someone who lives locally do you have any insight as to other things going on in town say from now until Christmas... the NOTL Tourism Site isn't listing much this season (most of which appears here in Reply # 1).

And as you can see from my TA LOCATOR, I live in Ottawa... so sure would appreciate some insight from a NOTL resident.

My own next visit will not happen now until January (weather dependent) as we hope to take in the the Food & Wine Events mentioned above.



PS... Do stick around the NOTL FORUM... we are a lot of fun... a great bunch of Guys & Gals... lots of Wine & Food Lovers in the mix (which with your post, I'm guessing you are one of).

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