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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Niagara Falls Festivals and Events

niagara falls fireworks photoNiagara Falls offers year-round entertainment at world-class venues which include Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Ballroom, and The Scotiabank Convention Centre, among many others. In addition to concert performances at indoor facilities, outdoor festivals are held at all times of the year which include the famous New Year’s Eve Celebration at Victoria park, Niagara Parks Winter Festival of Lights, and the Friendship Festival Concert in Fort Erie in Summer.

Niagara Region’s Wine industry also boasts outdoor and indoor events such at the Ice Wine Festival, Grape and Wine Fest, among many other family events. A listing of local events would not be complete without mentioning Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Shaw Festival which runs throughout the summer and brings visitors from around the world.

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Niagara Falls Wedding

Getting Married in Niagara Falls

No longer just the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” many Niagara Falls hotels and private companies now offer the whole wedding experience to brides and grooms. All major hotels in the Niagara Falls area can arrange your wedding, reception and honeymoon accommodation at a package rate.

 Festivities

In Niagara Falls, you can arrange through the Niagara Wedding Company to marry aboard the “Maid of the Mist”; at the Botanical Gardens or Oakes Garden Theatre; or you can relax at a beach wedding on the north shore of Lake Erie.

The Peninsula Inn and Spa has a White Wedding Chapel on its grounds. The dainty, New England-style church holds a wedding party and up to 40 guests. The bride and groom can enter and leave the church by crossing over the Kissing Bridge.

Choose a historic-themed Medieval wedding with Medieval Buffet at The Buttery, a Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurant built in 1812.

Legalities

Attend carefully to the legalities of getting married. Marriage licenses must be obtained in person at the Municipal Clerk’s Office, City Hall, at 4310 Queen Street. A fee of $100 is payable in Canadian dollars (cash), and the office is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Province of Ontario does not require premarital blood tests or residency in the province to issue a marriage license. Bring proof of identity, such as a birth certificate, driver’s license or passport to obtain your marriage license.

Both bride and groom must be at least 18 years old to wed. People aged 16 or 17 need written consent from their legal guardians to marry. Previously married people need to show an original or notarized copy of their final decree to get a marriage license.

A Justice of the Peace, a judge, or any minister or clergy member registered by the Marriage Act may legally perform a marriage ceremony. If applicable, check that your chosen minister is authorized to perform same-sex marriages, which are legal throughout Canada.

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