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Our Favorite Winter Festivals in Niagara County

Need an extensive listing of the many winter festivals and holiday events happening throughout Niagara Falls USA? Here’s what’s happening throughout Niagara County this winter.

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 19, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Every year from the Saturday before 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 — for an angel’s view of the fifteen acres of holiday lights.

Light Up Lockport

November 26, 2022

A full day of Christmas celebrations awaits along the Erie Canal in Lockport. Start your day with the Tacky Sweater 5k, and treat yourself to some shopping afterwards. Cozy up inside the Historic Palace Theatre and watch classic Christmas movies like Elf and The Polar Express. Make some crafts and enjoy some tasty treats before settling in for the parade and tree lighting!

Jingle Falls USA

Saturdays from November 26 – December 10, 2022

Jingle Falls USA is the highlight of the holiday season in downtown Niagara Falls. Make merry memories on Old Falls Street with a flurry of outdoor activities, including a tree lighting, live music, train rides, live reindeer, paintball, horse and carriage rides, appearances from Santa and more! Once your cheeks are rosy, warm up in the Niagara Falls Convention Center and get some of your holiday shopping done at the LiveNF Makers Market. Click here to view the full Jingle Falls USA schedule.

Lewiston Christmas Walk Weekend

December 1-4, 2022

The Village of Lewiston Christmas Walk takes place in this charming historic town just north of the Falls. The weekend festivities kick off on Thursday with a holiday market at Brickyard Brewing Company, followed by the village tree lighting on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy beautiful storefronts and window displays, photo opportunities at the Lewiston wreath, and more. This event is a cozy throwback to Christmas of yore, ending with a Christmas lights parade down Center Street on Sunday evening.

Festival of Trees

Month of December

Wander through the Niagara Power Vista and view a dazzling display of artificial evergreen trees, adorned with energy efficient lights as part of this annual event. The trees are decorated for the season by area non-profit groups and are on display all month. In addition to tree viewing, guests are invited to enjoy the all-new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista!

Light Up Newfane Parade

December 2, 2022

Looking for some festive fun for the whole family? Spend your Friday night on Main Street in Newfane! Begin your evening by watching the annual holiday parade, then warm up with cookies and hot chocolate before visiting Santa. After your meet and greet with The Man, take a carriage ride or check out the Candy Cane Craft Show. Finally, top off the night by popping in to the Newfane Community Center and exploring the Snowflake Village, along with a variety of local vendors.

3rd Annual Festival of Slice

January 28, 2023

The Festival of Slice is the most scrumptious celebration in Niagara County this winter. Come January, the Niagara Falls Convention Center transforms into a pizza-lovers’ paradise, with a variety of local pizza vendors, beverages and live music. Come hungry to sample classic cheese slices for $1 each and specialty slices for $2 each, and be sure to vote on your favorite slice! Admission to this event is free. Pizza tickets are sold for $1 each at the door.