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Holiday Happenings in Niagara-on-the-Lake
There's so much to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Christmas this year. FILE. File photo

Christmas Parade | Saturday, Dec. 9

Starting at 11 a.m. enjoy floats, marching bands and more. The parade will start at the intersection of King and Centre streets in Old Town.

Christmas Sing-a-Long | Saturday, Dec. 9

Take time out of your busy holiday season to indulge in some classic carols at the Wayside Chapel on the Niagara Parkway beside Walker’s Country Market at Line 1. It starts at 3 p.m. and is outdoors, so don’t forget to dress accordingly. 

A Garrison Christmas | Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10

Stop by Fort George from noon to 4 p.m. to experience Christmas traditions from the early 19th century as the fort will be done up for the holiday season. Hot beverages and treats will be available.

McFarland House Heritage Christmas | Dec. 9 and 10 

McFarland House’s Heritage Christmas returns, providing guests with an authentic Victorian holiday experience. Traditional decorations and recipes will transport guests to a Christmas past. 

Holiday Market | Daily until Dec. 10 

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre features unique and one-of-a-kind handmade goods for sale during its annual Holiday Market.

Christmas Tractor Parade | Thursday, Dec. 14

The third annual Christmas Tractor Parade will commence at 6 p.m. along the streets of Virgil. Fifty or more tractors will be decked out in an array of lights and other decorations. The parade is a fundraiser for Joe Pillitteri’s Team Pillsy, which helps raise money for cancer research. 

Carols for Christmas at St. Saviour’s | Sunday, Dec. 17 

Carols at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Queenston featuring the Newark Singers will be sure to spread holiday cheer starting at 4 p.m. Freewill donations will benefit St. Saviour’s.

Christmas Bake Sale | Thursday, Dec. 21 

Cornerstone Community Church’s Orchard Campus on Hunter Road will be selling baked goods to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Red Roof Retreat.

Boxing Day Penguin Dip | Tuesday, Dec. 26

Looking for a cool way to end 2023? The 48th annual Penguin Dip returns to NOTL’s waterfront. Meet at 1 p.m. at Balls Beach to brave the cold.

New Year’s Eve at the cenotaph | Sunday, Dec. 31

Join the crowd to ring in 2024 at the cenotaph on Queen Street on New Year’s Eve and count down to the new year with friends and fellow NOTLers. Bring your own bubbly and noise makers to make it a night to remember.

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