Easter in Niagara Falls

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Hop on over to Niagara Falls this Easter

This question just dawned on me the other day. Why is it that a Bunny delivers Easter eggs? Where did this tradition start?

After getting some answers from good old Google, it all makes more sense now. The tradition all started in America (way back when) with stories of people seeing an egg-laying hare. And the decoration of eggs dates back to the 13th Century. Other traditions, such as the consumption of eating Easter candy is a more modern addition in celebration of this early springtime holiday.

Niagara Falls is filled with Easter traditions. From Easter egg hunts to Festivals.

Here are a few of our favourite Easter traditions:

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farms Easter Eggstravaganza
It’s a fun-filled adventure for the whole family. From egg decorating to a petting zoo, hayride and egg hunt. Only $8 per person – April 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th from 9 am – 3pm.

Bird Kingdom
Enjoy an Eggstra special Easter weekend. Kids (4-15) are just $7.00 with a regular adult admission. Enjoy hundreds of free-flying birds in a 50,000 square foot tropical rainforest setting, as well as an Easter egg hunt all day with prizes.

Easter Festival at Heartland Forest – April 4th from 11am – 4pm
It’s a Multicultural Celebration enjoying all different kinds of Easter traditions. Experience flags from different countries, music and dance demonstrations from different cultures, plus enjoy Easter treats from various countries, free crafts and entertainment, door prizes, face painting and even a free dance lesson.

Wine and Design – Easter Centerpiece – April 2nd – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jackson-Triggs Winery along with Van Noort Flower Stoudio team up to offer you the perfect pairing of Wine & Design.

The Jackson-Triggs team will be serving premium VQA wine, local charcuterie, artisanal cheeses with House-made preserves, as you create your contemporary Easter Centerpiece with a Van Noort design expert . It’s the perfect way to prepare your home for Spring. $65 per person

Deviled Eggs – Not Bunny Eggs – Sat. April 4th – April 26th (weekends only)

Inniskillin Winery – 12pm – 4pm

Easter is all about decorated eggs, but they will be serving the deviled kind. Sample Sparkling Vidal Icewine paired alongside Deviled Eggs with White Truffle and Chive. $10 per person.

Floral Showhouse Annual Easter Display – April 12th – 27th

Enjoy Mother Nature’s gorgeous Easter creations. Featuring a cross display of lilies surrounded by colourful and fragrant spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and azaleas. Your kids will love the live chicks, bunnies and songbirds.Daily from 9:30am – 5pm.

Begin or continue your Easter traditions in Niagara Falls. The Courtyard by Marriott is one of the top 4-star Niagara Falls close to all of these eggstra special Easter events. Check out our ongoing special offers.

Pan Am Games 2015

Pan Am Games 2015

As Canadians we have A LOT to celebrate this summer. Toronto is the host city for the Pan Am Games from July 10th – 26th and the Parapan Am Games from August 7th – 15th.

The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport games, only being surpassed in size and scope by the Olympics and Asian Games. Canada has had the honour of hosting the Games twice (in 1967 and 1999, both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba).

With over 48 different sports categories, from archery to beach volleyball to wheelchair tennis, there is definitely a sport for every spectator to watch. However in Niagara we are secretly excited to watch all of the water sports happening right in our neighbourhood. The Canoe/Kayak Sprint is happening at our very own Welland International Flatwater Centre. And the Rowing will be taking place at the Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharines.

The Welland International Flatwater Centre boasts almost eight kilometres of deep, placid water, making it an ideal spot for hosting fast-paced paddling sports. In fact, the name “Welland” comes from a Celtic word meaning “good river.” In preparation for the Pan Am Games 2015, TO2015 widened a section of the canal to meet international competition standards, built two new buildings, including a timing tower and the athlete centre, added a plaza, start towers and permanent seating for 500 spectators.

In addition, a state-of-the-art, multi-sport training tank has been installed in the new athlete centre. The tank will enable Canadian high-performance athletes and fledging local paddlers to perfect their strokes in the off-season in a controlled testing environment against a variable current. That is what we call commitment and passion!

The Royal Canadian Henley, is the home of the largest rowing regatta in North America. The Royal Canadian Henley is rated as a world-class rowing course by the International Rowing Federation. This venue will be home to 14 men’s and women’s competitions during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. The facility has previously hosted the 1970 and 1999 World Rowing Championships, as well as the prestigious annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta since 1903. We are proud Niagarians!

Check out the Pan Am Sports’ competition schedule and stay on top of  your favourite sport.

The Pan Am Games 2015 torch relay is also just around the corner and will be one of the most exciting events leading up to the Pan Am Games. The relay will be a 41-day journey that will ignite the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the initial flame will be lit during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada. The torch relay will take place from May 30th – July 10th, 2015. Check out the torch relay map here. In Niagara, we have learned that our torch relay date is June 20th.

The competition medals for the Pan Am Games and Parapan Am Games are being designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The medals will be on display from March 14th – 29th at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. During the games, they will be on display at the Royal Canadian Mint Exhibition space at the CIBC Pan Am Park.

Tickets are currently on hold until the end of March, but once the hold is released, you can purchase tickets here.

Come and share in our enthusiasm and visit Niagara Falls during your Pam Am Games’ journey. At the Courtyard by Marriott, we are one of the most passionate Niagara Falls Hotels when it comes to sports. We are only a 10 minute walk from Niagara Falls and major Niagara Falls attractions, such as Hornblower Niagara Cruises and Journey Behind the Falls. Stay connected with our latest Niagara Falls specials leading up to the Pam Am Games 2015.

Niagara Falls is full of new discoveries every time you visit!

Niagara Casino Shows and Concerts

Niagara Casino Shows and Concerts

In Niagara we are all about entertainment. From Niagara Casino Shows to top-notch concerts in Niagara. Niagara is the place to be for entertainment (both sides of the border).

The Fallsview Casino

Featuring over 3000 slots and over 100 table games. Plus the list of Niagara Falls Casino Shows in May, June and July are incredible.

Niagara Fallsview Shows

 

Fallsview Casino’s Christmas on Ice – until December 6th

Jersey Nights – January 7th – 14th

Donny Osmond – January 15th and 16th

Seneca Niagara Casino Shows

Just a short drive over the border and voilá you are at the Seneca Niagara Casino, the place to be for some of the best Niagara Falls Casino Concerts.

 An Evening with Sarah McLachlan – Nov. 28th at 8pm

Kim Mitchell – Dec. 4th at 8pm

The Texas Tenors – Deep in the Heart of Christmas – Dec. 10th at 3pm

Commodores and the Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards – Dec. 26th at 8pm

The Company Men – Dec. 31st at 7pm

Meridian Centre St. Catharines

 

The Next Step – Feb. 6th, 2016

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage – Feb. 21st, 2016

Like the Meridian Centre on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeridianCtre

Book your Getaway to Niagara Falls soon. Check out one of the best Niagara Falls Hotel Deals in the City at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls. Our Ultimate One Night Package starts at $119 per night (Sunday – Thursday), $129 on Fridays and $139 on Saturdays. This One Night Package includes: accommodations, breakfast buffet, dinner voucher, a bottle of wine, chocolates, wine tasting, cheese tasting, fudge tasting, WEGO Shuttle passes and more.

Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls Hotels Blog – Niagara Falls March Break

Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls Hotels Blog – Niagara Falls March Break

It’s only the beginning of January, but we are all secretly counting down the days for a mini break with our families. Whether it be a few days away or a week getaway, the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is the place to be this Family Day and/or March Break. Take a break from your daily routine and get ready for some fun-filled Niagara Falls Family Activities.  Here are a few of our favourites:

Family Day Adventures

 Bird Kingdom – $2.00 off each regular admission 

Spend a day with your little munchkins and thousands of free flying munchkins (a.k.a birds) and reptiles. The Bird Kingdom is offering $2.00 off each regular admission. This promises to be a fun-filled day.

Family Day at Niagara Falls Museums – Feb 15th – 11am – 3pm

This FREE event has fun written all over it. Participate in a reptile show, get creative and crafty with crafts and put your thinking cap on for an exciting scavenger hunt adventure.

Winterfest at Heartland Forest – February 15th – 11am – 3pm

Don’t miss Winterfest at Heartland Forest. This FREE event features fun and exciting hands-on activities both indoors and out. Stay tuned for March break details.

Butterfly Conservatory

The learning never ends at the Butterfly Conservatory. Explore this lush, tropical setting with over 2000 colourful  butterflies fluttering about freely (you might even be lucky enough to have one land on you). Plus check out the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare for their very first flight!!

Niagara Parks Wonder Pass

Explore the most wondrous Niagara Falls attractions including Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Save 55% when you book the Niagara Wonder Pass. Adults $21.95 plus tax | Kids 6 – 12 $16.95 plus tax.

White Meadows Farms Sugar Bush Adventure 

The Sugar Bush adventure is a real treat for the whole family. Experience self-guided tours, re-enactors dressed in period costumes, native stories, maple syrup taffy treats, hot dog roasting, tree tapping, face painting, life like a lumberjack and learn about the rich history of Canada’s first maple syrup harvest of the year. The list of possibilities are endless. Plus enjoy their delicious homemade pancakes and fresh from the tree, homemade maple syrup.

Stay at one of the most family friendly Niagara Falls Hotels, the Courtyard by Marriott. We’re minutes away from all of these Niagara Falls family activities. Plus we have tons of on-site amenities (like our indoor pool and games room) and our Kids Love Niagara Package to keep your family entertained all day long. This package includes it all: accommodations, one dinner voucher for The Keg ($40 value) or T.G.I. Friday’s ($35 value), movie and popcorn night in your guest room, 4 Ultimate Fun Passes (Niagara SkyWheel, Movieland Wax Museum, Galaxy Glow in the Dark mini putt, Ghostblasters Haunted House Ride and XD Theatre – 6D Motion Ride Experience), plus fifteen tokens at the Canadian Midway on Clifton Hill.

Check out our current One Night Family Fun Package which starts at $189.99 per night and includes: accommodations, breakfast, one dinner voucher for The Keg Steakhouse + Bar or T.G.I. Friday’s, four SkyWheel Passes and a movie and popcorn night in your guest room.

Make room for a little fun with your family!!

Niagara Falls Casino Shows – February

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Niagara Falls Casino Shows

We’re going to keep you entertained for the whole month of February with top notch performances at the Niagara Falls Casinos (on both sides of the border).

The Fallsview Casino

Featuring over 3000 slots and over 100 table games. Plus the list of Niagara Falls Casino Shows in November are incredible.

Fallsview Casino Entertainment

I Tenori – February 11th – 15th. With standing ovations in hundreds of theatres worldwide, the vocals of three unique tenors come together as I Tenori, exclusively at the Fallsview Casino.

Rita Rudner & Louie Anderson – Feb. 19th. Get ready to laugh (really laugh). We’re talking “laugh out loud” belly laughter.

Lady Antebellum – Feb. 16th and 17th. With the recent release of their fifth studio album, 747, Grammy Award winning country group Lady Antebellum bring their triple-stacked harmonies to Fallsview. Experience the trio’s big, blockbuster sound with hits such as “Just A Kiss”, “We Owned The Night”, “American Honey”, “I Run To You”, “Need You Now”, “Downtown” and “Bartender”.

 

Seneca Niagara Casino

Just a short drive over the border and voilá you are at the Seneca Niagara Casino, the place to be for some of the best Niagara Falls Casino Concerts.

Average White Band – Feb. 13th at 8pm

Frank Sinatra Jr. – Feb. 14th at 8pm

Honeymoon Suite – Feb. 20th at 8pm

Foreigner – Feb. 21st  at 8pm

Lion Dance and Red Envelope Distribution – Feb. 22nd at 8:30pm

Bowzer’s Rock N’ Roll Party – Feb. 28th at 8pm

Book your Winter Getaway to Niagara Falls soon. Check out one of the best Niagara Falls Hotel Deals in the City at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls. Our Ultimate One Night Romance Package starts at $119 per night (Sunday – Friday) and includes: accommodations, breakfast buffet, dinner voucher, cocktails at The Keg, one bottle of wine and two wine glasses, hershey kisses, wine tasting, beer tasting, cheese tasting and a lavender culinary experience.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

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Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. It’s time to say good-bye to the 32nd annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights and the 3 Million twinkling lights and over 125 animated displays. Be sure to get your last viewing before January 12th, 2015.

Dufferin Islands

It’s also time to say good-bye to the 13 new Canadian Wildlife displays in Dufferin Islands including: a moose and buffalo, howling wolves, charging rams, bears, beavers, whales, deer, dinosaurs, Noah’s Ark and the 20 foot tall illumination, called the Soma, designed to resemble a waterfall. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to take your Winter selfies in front of this spectacular illuminated display.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Clifton Hill

 

It’s not too late to get your last dose of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Power and the illuminated display at the top of Clifton Hill, featuring your favourite turtles: Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello.

Fireworks and Falls Illumination Schedule

It’s also the last Friday for Fireworks over the Falls. Join us on Friday, January 9th, at 9pm, as the sky over the Horseshoe and American Falls will be lit up with a stunning fireworks performance. The Niagara Falls Illumination continues all year round. Check out the 2015 Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule and stay tuned for details on the 2015 Niagara Falls Fireworks Schedule.

Niagara Falls Events in January

There are also plenty of events in January to keep you busy. Don’t miss these fun-filled Winter Niagara Falls Events:

– Niagara Icewine Festival which runs from January 9th – 25th

– Skate Niagara Ice Show – Meridian Centre – January 30th

– Snowshoeing in the Vineyard –  Thirty Bench – weekends in January and February 

Plus many of our Niagara Falls Attractions are open year round: Journey Behind the Falls, Bird Kingdom, Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara SkyWheel and many more.

Looking for a Niagara Falls hotel for your Winter Getaway? The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is one of the closest Niagara Falls Hotels to these spectacular and traditional Winter Events. Check out our current special offer, a One Night Package starting at $115 per night. This is one of the best Niagara Falls Hotel Deals.

 

Celebrate the New Year in Niagara Falls

Celebrate the New Year in Niagara Falls

With every NEW year comes a NEW resolution. Our New Year’s Resolution is to share all of Niagara’s year round events because we have so much to celebrate. Our January experiences involve many of the things we love most: the Niagara Wine Festival (the icewine kind), sports and our Winter Festival of Lights.

Niagara Icewine Festival

There is no denying it, we love Icewine so much in Niagara, that three weekends have been dedicated to our passion.

On January 15th, the cork pops at the Xerox Icewine Gala at the Fallsview Casino, as we begin the “liquid gold” celebration. Taste Icewine from over 35 wineries along with culinary masterpieces. Here’s what’s happening…

Twenty Valley Icewine Kick-off – January 15th – 17th

It’s Twenty Valley’s turn to raise their Icewine glasses with the ultimate street party. On opening night, the Mandevilles open for Whitehorse starting at 6pm. The rest of the weekend is all about fabulous food, music and wine. Read more.

Sweet Sparkling Sensational Dinner – January 16th

It’s a Sweet Sparking Sensational Dinner with host Chef Lynn Crawford.  Indulge in a 5-course meal featuring an icewine infused menu.

Peller Estates’ Icewine Market – January 15th – 17th, 22nd – 24th and 29th – 31st

Warm your tastebuds with a Cabernet Franc Icewine Hot Chocolate (Seriously?)…Talk about indulgence overload. Plus culinary masterpieces by Chef Jason Parsons.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival – January 23rd – 24th

Embrace the Winter by seeing Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Queen Street transform into an Icewine and Culinary Winter Wonderland.

Purchase a discovery pass and explore the Icewine route starting at $40 per pass. Check out the list of participating wineries.

Niagara Falls is thrilled to be part of this delicious experience for the second year at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. From January 29th -31st,  enjoy Icewine from 15 participating wineries along with some culinary creations and live entertainment.

Niagara Falls Casino Shows

January is full of entertainment with tons of Niagara Falls Casino Shows to choose from:

Niagara Fallsview Casino

  • Jersey Nights – January 7th – 14th
  • Mimi Choo – January 17th – 18th
  • Donny Osmond – January 15th and 16th
  • World Rock Symphony Orchestra – January 22nd – 30th

 

Seneca Niagara Casino

  • Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – January 8th
  • Barbra and Frank: The Concert that Never Was – January 9th
  • Bobby Rydell – January 16th
  • Whoopi Goldberg – January 22nd
  • Buffalo Bridal Expo – January 24th
  • Joan Osborne -January 29th

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

The Wonder continues until January 31st with 3 Million Twinkling lights and displays. You’ve got to check out the incredible displays at Dufferin Islands and along the Niagara Parkway.

Niagara Falls Fireworks and Illumination Schedule

The spectacular Niagara Falls Fireworks displays and Illumination also continue into January.

Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks over the Falls every Friday night starting at 9pm.

U18 Women’s World Hockey Championship

The 2016 U18 Women’s World Hockey Championship is an incredible event being held in St. Catharines at the Meridian Centre from January 8th – 15th. It will bring together the world’s best U18 women’s hockey players from 8 countries around the world. Niagara is looking forward to welcoming the world with ongoing entertainment and cultural programs as we celebrate the achievements of these players and the game of women’s hockey. The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is proud to support this spectacular game.

Niagara River Lions

The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is also proud to support the NEW Canadian Professional Basketball team, the Niagara River Lions. Come out to an exciting game of basketball and cheer on the Niagara River Lions. Check out their schedule to see what game works for you.

Niagara Falls Shows

The Skate Niagara Ice Show is back for the second year at the Meridian Centre on February 26th starting at 7:30pm. This spectacular Ice Show features your ice performer favourites, from Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to Kurt Browning and hometown sweetheart Kristen Moore-Towers with her partner Michael Marinaro. New skaters this year include the 2015 World Champion, Javier Fernandez and Nancy Kerrigan. Get your tickets before this incredible show sells out.

Make Niagara Falls part of your New Year Tradition. The Courtyard by Marriott is one of the top 4-star Niagara Falls hotels located in the “centre of it all,” just minutes from Niagara Falls and all of these exciting Niagara Falls attractions and events.

Book our Ultimate One Night Package, starting at $109 per night. This is one of the best Niagara Falls Hotels Deals and includes: accommodations, breakfast buffet, dinner voucher for two at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar or T.G.I. Friday’s, wine tasting, beer tasting, lavender culinary experience, cheese tasting, fudge tasting and so much more.

 

 

 

 

 

Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights 2015

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Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights 2015 is one of the most wonderful events of the year in Niagara Falls starting on November 21st and running until January 31st, 2016 (sing with us).

The 33rd annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights (a.k.a. Winter Festival of Lights to us local folk) is finally here! It’s definitely an exciting annual event that we all look forward to every year. It’s the largest Illumination Festival in Canada and the city of Niagara Falls is alive with over 3 Million twinkling lights and over 125 animated displays.

Laser Light Shows

Don’t miss the ALL NEW Laser Light Shows happening throughout various Niagara Falls neighbourhoods. There will be two x 15 minute spectacular shows:

Victoria Avenue District – December 19th – 30th at 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Fallsview Boulevard – January 14th – 24th at 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Niagara-Falls-Winter-Festival-of-Lights-Laser-Show

Afterwards, be sure to check out the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights’ 5km illumination route to see the beautiful light displays throughout the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, Dufferin Islands and in surrounding tourist districts.

Spirit of Niagara Sound & Light Show

There’s so much entertainment happening in Niagara Falls this Winter. Catch the thrilling thematic journey of Niagara experienced through music, spectacular lighting and image projections. Through impressive state-of-the-art digital technology, the show depicts Niagara’s arts, culture and entertainment!  The city-facing side of the Oakes Hotel will serve as the canvas for the Festival’s newest lighting technology. Acting as a storytelling aid, Heno, the Thunderbeing, who lived in a huge grotto behind the Great Falls, and his arch nemesis; the Great Serpent of the Falls, will steer you through the “Spirit of Niagara” Light and Sound Show which features Niagara’s rich history. The “Spirit of Niagara” Sound & Light Show is Presented by Fallsview Casino Resort and Tourism Partnership of Niagara.

Dufferin Islands

Year after year, visitors love the tradition of Dufferin Islands. This will be the second year that Dufferin Islands will feature the Canadian Wildlife displays including: a moose and bison, howling wolves, charging rams, bears, beavers, geese and deer. This winter wonderland also includes the Sylma, a 20′ x 35′  magnificent tower of cascading lights enhanced by projection illuminations on over 70 trees and a 30′ water feature which will be choreographed to music.

Also, if you tune into 100.5 FM during your drive through Dufferin Islands you will enjoy Christmas music to get you in the festive mood.

Fireworks and Falls Illumination Schedule

At 9pm every Friday night between November 21st and January 29th, the sky over the Horseshoe and American Falls will be lit up with a stunning fireworks performance. You will see as many as 20 fireworks shows this season.

2015-16 Niagara Falls Winter Fireworks over the Falls Performance Schedule!

Friday, December 4th, 11th, 18th,

Nightly Fireworks Shows: December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th

Friday, January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Check out the opening ceremonies’ fireworks from last year.

All performances take place at 9:00pm unless otherwise noted. The fireworks schedule is subject to change; each show is approximately five minutes in length.  As always, fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to poor conditions like high winds or rain.

Check out the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Light’s illuminate route. 

And with the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights comes many other exciting Niagara Falls Events such as New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls. Details will be announced soon.

Looking for a Niagara Falls Festival of Lights hotel? The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is one of the closest Niagara Falls Hotels to this spectacular and traditional Winter Event.

Only 3 more Fridays until Santa comes to town (okay so we obviously love the holidays).

Eat. Sleep. Drink Wine at our favourite Niagara Wineries’ Events

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November is here and we all know that hibernation has begun. It’s the month to start stocking up on the red wines we adore the most (and just keep telling yourself don’t worry…red wine is good for your health).

Many of the Niagara wineries are famous for their red wines, winery tours and winery events. So grab your beloved parka, and head on down to Niagara because let’s face it, Winter is coming and it’s going to be here for a long time. So rather than hibernating, let’s embrace the cold by attending some fabulous Niagara Events:

Annual Nouveau Release Party at Reif Estates Winery – Nov. 20th – 5-8pm

It’s the end of another harvest and time to raise a glass to Gamay Nouveau and Kerner Nouveau paired with some culinary delights (fresh shucked oysters, a charcuterie station and artisan cheeses). Tickets only $25 each.

Chicks and Chocolate – Peller Estates Winery – M – F at 2pm and Weekends at 2pm and 4pm

Grab your favourite girls for a fabulous weekend of chocolate and wine. You’ll also learn how wine and chocolate complement each other and how they can awaken your palate. Tickets are $15 each.

 

Taste the Season – Weekends in November

One of the must experience Niagara-on-the-Lake events of the season. This sentence says it all – A holiday-inspired wine and food tasting event at 26 Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries.

This picture speaks a thousand tasty words…

Taste-the-Season

 

 

 

 

Vino and Vinyasa – Southbrook Wines – November 8th – 12:30pm – Southbrook Winery

Enjoy an afternoon of vino and vinyasa and allow Southbrook’s local yogi to stretch your body and centre your soul. Classes will be outside, so dress accordingly and bring your yoga mat.

He said beer, she said What?

November 22nd – 7 – 9pm – Southbrook Winery

Southbrook Vineyards and Silversmith Brewery come together in the ultimate showdown between wine and beer. Enjoy an evening of wine and beer flights with delectable food pairings. You be the judge of who comes out as the winner.

With so many wine-derful events happening in November, the hardest part will be choosing which one to attend. Choose them all, after all wine is good for your health. Continue the health and wellness trend and come visit Niagara Falls for your daily dose of negative ions. Negative icons from the mist of the Falls are also beneficial to your health. Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls, one of the top Niagara Falls Hotels located in the “centre of it all” and just minutes from this health and wellness wonder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meridian Centre St. Catharines

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Meridian Centre St. Catharines

It is official! The grand opening of the new Meridian Centre in St. Catharines is happening on Saturday, October 11th. Doors open at 10am and the ribbon cutting ceremony happens at 10:30am. Self-guided tours will run until 5pm that day.

Check out the arena as of yesterday. It is so close to completion. Check out the Construction Cam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This arena seats 6,000 people for concerts and events and 5,000 people for hockey games. And speaking of hockey games, the Meridian Centre is the new home of the Niagara IceDogs. Be in the stands when the first puck drops in the new arena on Thursday, October 16th. The IceDogs will be playing against the Belleville Bulls.  Purchase your tickets today!

Become part of history when City and Colour plays the inaugural concert at the Meridian Centre. Purchase your tickets on Ticket Master.

The Tragically Hip is also scheduled to perform in February, with tickets going on sale on October 18th on Ticket Master.

Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association announced that the Meridian Centre will be home to the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in January 2016. This is the first time that this event will take place in Ontario. Yesterday, Natalie Spooner, 2014 Canadian Olympic Champion for Women’s Hockey was at the Meridian Centre for the exciting announcement.

Be part of the action and start planning your getaway to Niagara today. Stay in the heart of Niagara Falls at the Courtyard by Marriott. Located just 10 minutes from the new Meridian Centre and footsteps from Niagara Falls, both Casinos and many Niagara attractions, the Courtyard by Marriott is one of the top four-star Niagara Falls Hotels.