Niagara-on-the-Lake's popular Icewine Festival is being put on hold as cases of Omicron surge across the province.
The news came Tuesday from the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake group and Tourism NOTL:
“In result of an alarming surge in COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations across the province our in-person icewine festival activities have been postponed this January,” said a news release from the organizations.
The festival had been slated to return Jan. 21. There is no firm date on when it might be rescheduled.
“The health and safety of our guests, team members and community will always be at the forefront of all decision-making and therefore look forward to celebrating again when safe to do so,” the release said.
Instead the wine group is encouraging people to stil celebrate icewine at home on Jan. 1, by opening up a bottle of VQA icewine.