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Niagara Falls New Years Eve

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016/2017 in Niagara Falls at the Concert in the Park featuring live performances by performances by High Valley, Serena Ryder and Sam Roberts Band, and local band James Blonde.

This year’s concert at Queen Victoria Park starts at 8pm, with fireworks displays at 9pm and Midnight!

Festivities at last year’s 2016 New Years in Niagara included performances at the falls by Dennis DeYoung, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies.. The annual New Year’s Eve family event in Niagara takes place at Queen Victoria Park, near the brink of the falls, and attracts over 40,000 spectators from around the world.

Admission is free. Remember to dress warm since this is an outdoor event.

WEGO shuttle service: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. every 30 minutes, 7 p.m.-3:30 a.m. every 20 minutes

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  • From Toronto, you can take a train to Burlington, then transfer to a “Go Bus” to continue on to Niagara Falls. Here is the holiday schedule for this year:

    http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/schedules/pubsched.aspx?table=12&direction=1&day=9&page=1&new=

    The HWY 420/Stanley Avenue stop in Niagara Falls is about a 10-15 minute walk to Clifton Hill and the Falls.

  • Annie

    I’m from Hamilton. Check out Coach Canada bus at the Go station. You can go to the falls (say you want to go to the casino). You can not take luggage but you can spend 24 hours there and the best part is you get dropped at the new casino (you will need ID and no minors) The cost for the 1st time is around 23$. You get a 10$ token or cash for the casino upon arrival (its worth stopping into the casino getting the money even if you don’t play). If you already have a casino card for the Falls, show it your ticket will be 13$ and you get the 10$ token/cash for the casino so your round trip is only 3$. Well worth it considering if you take a normal Falls bus, no casino round trip you are looking at $40.

  • Denise

    If we are coming from Hamilton, and don’t wish to book accommodations for overnight (we wish to come home after the concert), are there any trains or buses running into the early hours? I’m just wondering how to commute, and we don’t wish to drive.
    Thanks in advance!