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Clifton Hill During the Winter Festival of Lights

Clifton Hill Unleashes Winter Magic: Your Guide to Glittering Lights, 5-Minute Strolls to Falls, and Festive Fun!

If you’re looking for a happening spot to hang out, eat, and have a blast during the Winter Festival of Lights, Clifton Hill is where it’s at! This street is famous for its lively atmosphere all year round. So, why not make it your go-to destination?

Weather and How to Dress:

The Winter Festival of Lights is on until January 7th, 2024. To fully enjoy your time, dress warmly in layers, including a cozy winter jacket, hat, gloves, and waterproof boots. When it gets chilly outside, you might see some snowflakes falling from the sky. So, make sure to bundle up nice and cozy to keep yourself comfy while you’re out there enjoying all the festive fun!

The Street of Fun:

Clifton Hill has rightfully earned its reputation as the “Street of Fun,” and the winter season is no exception. With Clifton Hill’s close proximity to the Falls, we’re a mere 5-minute walk to the Falls and the Winter Festival of Lights displays. Dress warmly and prepare to walk, as there are miles of illuminated displays to see. You’ll want to spend a significant amount of time outside, viewing the falls’ illuminations, and enjoying the attractions.

Travelodge Motel on Clifton Hill:

If you’re looking for a super cozy place to stay right in the middle of all the winter magic, you gotta check out the Travelodge Motel on Clifton Hill. It’s like a little haven where you can chill and have a blast! After a day of exploring, kick back and relax at this super convenient motel. It’s the perfect spot to recharge your batteries before diving into more awesome adventures!

What’s open on Clifton Hill


Clifton Hill doesn’t hibernate during winter; instead, major attractions like the Niagara Skywheel and SkipArr’s Mini Putt remain open, inviting you to experience the thrill and joy of these beloved amusements against the backdrop of the season’s charm.

Please note that due to inclement weather we may experience during the winter season, all hours and operating schedules are subject to change without notice, and all attractions or events are subject to closing or cancellation due to weather conditions.


Foodies rejoice! Clifton Hill boasts an array of major restaurants open during the holiday season, including the Clifton Hill Family Restaurant and Ruby Tuesdays. Indulge in delectable meals with loved ones, savouring the festive flavours of Christmas and New Year’s.

Toys and Souvenirs

If you’re on the hunt for unique gifts and toys, fear not. Shops like Falls Gifts and Blue Moose Toys are perfect shops to pick up that perfect gift, stocking stuffer, or charming mementoes to commemorate winter adventure.

Here’s our top list of things to do during the Winter Festival of Lights

  1. Try out the illuminated Seesaw displays in Queen Victoria Park
  2. Catch the Fireworks
    • December: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-31 at 8:00 pm
    • December 31 * NYE at 12:00am
    • January: 1-7 at 8:00 pm
  3. Watch the falls’ illuminations. They turn on at 5 pm and remain on till 1 pm
  4. Take a spin on the Niagara Skywheel, heated condoles that oversee the Falls.
  5. Save when you buy our Big Fun Value Pass. There are seven attractions to choose from; click here for details.
  6. Try our specialty Hot Chocolate as part of the Winter Festival of Lights Hot Chocolate Trail. The Family Clifton Hill restaurant – S’mores Blizzard Hot Chocolate, Cinnamon Fall Spice while Ruby Tuesday’s is serving up a Salted Caramel or our Naughty but Nice Hot Chocolate alcoholic beverage
  7. Santa Meet and Greet with a free photo at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse on December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 from 6 pm-8 pm hosted by the Winter Festival of Lights.

Clifton Hill is the perfect place for a magical winter adventure! With its closeness to the falls, festive atmosphere, and tons of fun things to do, it’s the ultimate spot for creating special memories during the Winter Festival of Lights. Come and enjoy the joy of the season with your family!