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Welcome, and thank you for checking out our blog! When you stay with us, you’re sure to have a relaxing, affordable vacation.

We want to make sure you have the best time possible while you are staying with us. Aside from providing you with a cozy, fully furnished cottage with a gorgeous garden, we also want to help you have fun! Through this blog we will fill you in on every exciting event happening during your stay!

We know that on your vacation, you want to spend as little as possible on everything you do to have as much fun as you possibly can. That’s where we come in! Every week, we will provide you with some of the most exciting current events, all of which are little to no cost!

These events will include festivals, live music events, nature exploration, and everything in between. With so much to do around town, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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Now it’s your job to get out there and go explore! This beautiful town has plenty of wonderful opportunities to offer the whole family! Enjoy.

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Holiday Celebrations at Niagara-on-the Lake

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The holiday season is approaching, and what better place to spend it than Niagara-on-the-Lake?

The candlelight stroll will take place Friday, Dec. 2, starting at the Old Courthouse building located at 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., take a guided stroll through this historical town. Local choirs and other seasonal entertainment.

A candle sale will also take place to benefit local families or non-profit organizations. You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for Newark Neighbours.

The Santa Clause Parade runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10. Bring the kids to come see Santa and enjoy the other parts of the parade.

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McFarland Christmas Celebration!

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Join the Garden Club of Niagara and the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a tour of the historic McFarland House. From Dec. 2-4, the house will be decorated with lush Georgian Christmas decorations.

To preserve and recreate the historical authenticity of Holiday seasons past, all natural materials from local gardens were used.

Homemade Christmas cookies, rich traditional hot chocolate, and historic mulled apple cider will delight your senses and tempt your palate while you tour the property.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3.90 for children aged 6-12.

 

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Niagara Wine Festival

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The 65th annual Niagara Wine Festival will take place this year from September 10th through the 25th. If you’re in the area, be sure to head on over to Montebello Park and take part in the celebration. There will be wine and culinary showcases as part of the celebration of Niagara and the bountiful harvest.

Not only can guests enjoy food from top local chefs and wine, but there will also be live entertainment and family fun.

While the whole event is sure to be filled with fun for everyone, specific days you’ll want to be sure not to miss include:

Discovery Pass Experiences over three weekends starting September 10, 2016

Niagara Wine Festival in Montebello Park September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2016

Pied Piper Parade Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mayors’ Invitational Grape Stomp Saturday, September 17, 2016

Enjoy the 65th annual Meridian Grande Parade Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Ghost Tours at Fort George

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Excited for Halloween and just can’t wait for to be spooked? You’re in luck! There’s a ghost tour right here in Niagara-on-the-Lake in August! Be sure to head on over to Fort George on Tuesday August 30 from 8:30-10 p.m. and embark on a spooky journey back through history.

When you arrive, look for tour guides in black capes with lanterns. Your tour guide will also provide you tour tickets, which are just $15 for adults and $7 for children under the age of 13.

Once your group is settled, you’ll begin your 1.5 to 2 candlelight walk through Fort George. On this walk, you’ll learn about Fort George’s history and hauntings. Who knows what you’ll find? Happy hunting!

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The 26th Annual Peach Festival Can Sweeten Your Vacation

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Your trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake can be made a little sweeter this fall when you attend the 26th Annual Peach Festival.

Starting at 10 a.m. on August 13th 2016, bring the family down to Queen Street for a day of fun dedicated to celebrating the local peach harvest. Ranging from Victoria Street to King street, the whole area will be filled with family friendly fun.

Families can shop til they drop with all of the sidewalk sales that will be lining Queen Street. Local bakers, restaurants, and growers will also be offering plenty of fresh, delicious peachy treats for guests to enjoy.

Families can also enjoy a variety of live entertainers thanks to the 5 bands that will be giving performances. Performances include acts from The Toronto All Star Band, David Hoy, St.Catharines Pipe Band, and The Local Fife and Drum. The Ben Show, a family friendly street performer, will also be in attendance.

The day of fun ends at 7 p.m., but the festival picks right back up again at the St. Vincent de Paul Church on Sunday morning.

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Perfectly Picky about Pizza

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Coming from Chicago, I’m skeptical and picky of most pizza. However, the Boston Pizza at the Niagara Falls location’s selection had some of the best I’d ever seen! My family’s huge, and Boston Pizza is the one restaurant we city slickers can all agree to eat at for a decent price. I really can’t stop talking about it! Since I am super competitive with a tennis arm, I’m relishing in the idea of bowling and fun games. I especially can’t wait to show everyone over Snapchat!

-Debora St. Fleurose

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Jazz Up Your Trip with Niagara Jazz Festival

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Planning a trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake? A great time to come would be between July 29-31. During this time, the Niagara Jazz Festival is taking place. All weekend, for just $15, you and your family can enjoy a wide variety of live jazz artists. For guests that are of legal drinking age, there are also options where you can enjoy wine and craft beers while taking in the tunes.

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For more information, check out the link on our Facebook Page.

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New Vintage Festival Offers Fresh Food & Wine

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If you like wine or farm fresh flavors, you’re sure in for a treat! If you’re in town during the week of June 11-19, 2016, stop by the New Vintage Festival. Head out doors and kick off the start of summer and enjoy over 14,800 acres of lush vineyards! Award-winning winemakers are eager to showcase their best as Niagara opens its cellar doors to share this New Vintage experience with you.

From wine route culinary pairings to vineyard celebrations, the Niagara New Vintage Festival is celebrated in many ways and each includes VQA wine sure to please any palate.

Visit wine country for amazing Discovery Pass experiences and of course the annual Tailgate Party, June 18, 2016.

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Join Niagara’s celebrated wineries as they share their stories. Let local chefs wow you with fresh culinary delights from our own backyard. On June 18, 2016, the 2016 TD Tailgate Party takes place from 6-10 p.m. amongst the vines in the Niagara-on-the-Lake home of the 2015/16 Grape King.

For more information on the event, check it out facebook!

 

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