NIAGARA FALLS, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- Niagara Falls is spectacular year-round, but every winter the World Wonder transforms during the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL), taking place just minutes from Courtyard Niagara Falls, a newly renovated hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada.
For 30 years the festival has brought holiday magic to the area around this Niagara Falls hotel, and this year the world-renowned festival is bigger and better than ever. More than 3 million sparkling lights cover a route of more than 3 miles, which includes the Skylon Tower, referred to by locals as "Niagara's largest Christmas tree." While past years have seen the tower strung with lights, this year it will be illuminated with 12 special projectors and three image projectors, which will project images on the underside pod of the tower. Don't miss the special light show taking place every night until the end of the WFOL, January 31, 2013.
For more information on the WFOL, visit http://nfcourtyard.com/blog/2012/10/26/happy-30th-birthday-to-the-niagara-winter-festival-of-lights/.
While you don't want to miss what Canoe.ca calls one of the Top 10 winter festivals in Canada, this hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario is also the ideal location for your New Year's plans, putting you just a short walk or cab ride away from the biggest events. Queen Victoria Park will host Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly Furtado, who will ring in the New Year with an outdoor concert. Joining her will be the JUNO Award-winning rock group Hedley and the electro-pop trio Dragonette. Furtado will take the stage with a backdrop of the magnificent falls, and through the night fireworks will light up the sky in an unforgettable display. Food and beverages will be available at the event, as well as a licensed area for adults.
If you're looking for another New Year's option close to this hotel near Niagara Falls, electronic music superstar Deadmau5 will hold court at Scotiabank Convention Centre. Doors open at 9pm, but Deadmau5 will go on at midnight and play into the early hours of the morning, making this a great afterparty for those who aren't ready to call it a night after the Queen Victoria Park concert.
For more information about New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls, visit http://nfcourtyard.com/blog/2012/12/07/ring-in-2013-at-the-niagara-falls-new-years-eve-party-of-the-year/.
About the Courtyard Niagara Falls
Newly renovated, convenient and comfortable, the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls offers a modern, stylish stay just a ten-minute walk from the famous falls. Accommodations offer plenty of space and amenities including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, coffee/tea service, work desk and cable TV. If you're traveling as a group or family, two-room suites offer plenty of extra space, and if you're celebrating with someone special, romantic suites with a fireplace and whirlpool are sure to make for a memorable stay. At the heart of this Clifton Hill hotel is the reinvented lobby, offering flexible spaces for work, meeting, eating and mingling. Here you'll find numerous seating areas, free Wi-Fi, an information and interactive GoBoard and the 24/7 Market offering snacks, beverages and sundries day or night. If you're looking for a fun meal, T.G.I. Friday's offers family favourites and a casual atmosphere, while the newly renovated Keg Steakhouse & Bar is perfect for a romantic dinner with its extensive wine list and menu of fine steaks and seafood. In addition to the falls, you'll find shopping, dining, casinos, biking and hiking trails and attractions nearby; onsite you have a fitness centre, two pools and sauna. For meetings and events, this Ontario hotel offers more than 1,200 sq. ft. of event space and a 24-hour business centre.
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Courtyard Niagara Falls
5950 Victoria Ave
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3L7
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