There’s a lot happening in Niagara Falls

There’s a lot going on in Niagara Falls, and I’ve slipped a bit in coverage.

Let’s fix that: here’s a shortlist of some big-ticket changes going on in the Cataract City.

Jingle Falls!

The Festival of Lights is back, people! Now called “Jingle Falls“, the 3-Saturday event is definitely something you’re going to have to visit.

As someone who has. not. stopped. talking about bringing back the Festival of Lights, I am beyond excited about this.

NU and the 14301

Niagara University just announced a collaborative effort to revitalize the 4th-Portage/Niagara-Pine corridor through a series of housing and mixed-use improvements.

I almost missed this story, and my jaw hit the floor when it popped up on my feed. This is exactly the kind of project I’ve been waiting for Niagara University to get involved in, and I have a hunch it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

We’re getting a waterpark (and it’s not Wonderfalls)

I already repeatedly covered the Niagara Daredevil Waterpark in the past, but I’m still ridiculously excited about this. While waiting for the Rainbow Centre’s revitalization to come through, it’s great to see a belief that Niagara Falls can support year-round activities.

Hotel Niagara’s coming back

Also previously covered. Expect me to be covering this even more as the project progresses.


That’s my shortlist for now. Did I miss anything? Tell me in the comments below.

-Sheepie ❤

2 thoughts on “There’s a lot happening in Niagara Falls

  1. d says:

    There IS a lot happening in the Falls. Here are a few things you missed:

    Whirlpool Street is about to get a makeover in 2018, when they start removing the Niagara Scenic Parkway and reconnecting the city to its waterfront with a world class river-gorge-park and system of trails.

    Community Beer Works is opening a brew pub on Niagara Street, where the old Press Box restaurant used to be.

    Hyatt Place (the first new construction in downtown NF in decades) will open its doors in 2018.

    The Aquarium is expanding with a new penguin exhibit.

    Multiple properties on Niagara Street and Seventh Street are being renovated.

    A 38-foot tall, $585K sculpture is being installed on December 10th in the middle of Centennial Circle in front of Hotel Niagara.

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    • sheepieniagara says:

      Hi D,

      I covered some of the Niagara Street projects back in the summer (article titled “Now that’s Progress). I also referenced the Humboldt exhibit in my Aquarium post.
      As for the Hyatt and the sculpture, the dates on those I completely missed. It’s good to see that people are paying attention to the progress in this city.


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