Free and Safe Holiday Fun In Niagara

Snowflake and ornament sculptures at the new Cataract Commons in Niagara Falls, NY.

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, flock! Luckily, there are plenty of lights around Niagara to see.

Starting downtown at Niagara Falls State Park, you can view a select number of lighted displays, as well as the nightly illumination of the Falls themselves! Then, head up Old Falls Street toward the new Cataract Commons. The very photogenic Cataract sign is a modern interpretation of the original Cataract Theatre Marquee, and you already know how much I geek over local history references.

If you’re looking for even more holiday lights, Town of Niagara’s Veterans Park (7000 Lockport Road) has dozens of lighted displays set up for drive-through or walk-through viewing. Every member of the family will have a favorite display (mine is absolutely the pink hippopotamus).

North of the Escarpment in Youngstown, Fatima Shrine (1023 Swann Road), is hosting their annual Festival of Lights. This celebration of the birth of Jesus held by the Barnabite Fathers has been a must-see tradition for many in the area.

Last, but certainly not least: the wonderful people over at the Niagara Beautification Commission created a great interactive map highlighting displays all over Niagara Falls. That way, you can enjoy the hard work of the residents of Niagara from the comfort of your car.

However you decide to enjoy the days leading up to Christmas, I hope you remember the things that make the holidays worth it. Have fun and stay safe, flock!

-Sheepie ❤

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