When you come down to Niagara this Christmas/Winter here are some more fabulous places to visit and things to do. After a sleigh ride at Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm or some outdoor skating at the TD Rink at the Brink, consider visiting these sites “across the river.”

On December 10th and 17th, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY, will be hosting their annual Castle By Candlelight event. The venue is an original 18th century fortress where the empires of Britain, France and the Iroquois struggled for control. There are also exciting living history programs, exhibits and spectacular scenery. Contact by phone at 716-745-7661 or visit their website.

This fabulous fireplace can be enjoyed by you and your family on Saturday December 10th and 17th at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY. Photo courtesy of http://www.thedailynewsonline.com.

And if you get a chance, go and visit The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda, NY. From December 13-30, from noon to 4 pm, you can enjoy one last ride on the carrousel before they are closed for the season.

Facebook/Herschell Carrousel Museum

And don’t forget the Niagara Power Authorities Festival of Trees in Lewsiton, NY December 3 – January 6.

Photo by Harry Scull Jr.

Back on the Canadian side of the Falls you can have lots of fun with a lovely horse and carriage ride through the Niagara Parks Commission. Rides are offered all year and start at $45 for a 15 minute  experience. No reservation is required and you can find the carriages at beautiful Queen Victoria Park.

Bundle up and enjoy a winter carriage ride in Niagara Falls. Photo - Virtual Tourist

And no trip to Niagara would be complete without experiencing Niagara-on-the-Lake in Winter! Sentineal Carriages will tour you around this fabulous town with special tours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Queens Royal Tours also provides carriage rides in NOTL and can be found outside the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Photo courtesy sentinealcarriages.ca

Queen's Royal Tours Photo: Lori Pori

I hope you have a lovely time in Niagara this Christmas and throughout the Winter. So many lovely attractions for you if you are planning your wedding or honeymoon here in the Falls or if this is your wedding anniversary.

Please post a comment on your winter visit to the Falls and the exciting things you experienced. I would love to hear from you!

All the best! Jordin