First off, take note!  Tonight is going to be super cold  so if you are going to attend the outdoor concert in Niagara Falls at Queen Victoria Park, be prepared for temperatures Environment Canada is currently calling for at minus 17! That’s record breaking stuff when you factor in the wind chill.


This year’s all-Canadian concert line-up will feature musical performances by the Juno Award-winning group, Marianas Trench

Multi-platinum selling band, Simple Plan

3-time CCMA female vocalist of the year, Jess Moskaluke

and the James Barker Band.

The outdoor celebration will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Queen Victoria Park and features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. Enjoy magnificent fireworks launched from the Niagara Gorge at midnight to bring in 2018!  The festivities will be hosted by TV personality Rick Mercer.



Tips to enjoy the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve event comfortably and safely:

Plan ahead – Know the weather conditions by reviewing the weather forecast before leaving home (and often it can be a few degrees colder at the New Year’s Eve site given its location near the Niagara River)

Dress for the Weather – Dress warmly, in layers and cover all extremities to be prepared for all types of weather conditions

Locate places to warm up – Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Place, located across the street from the New Year’s Eve event site, will be open offering indoor public washrooms, Tim Hortons outlet, Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and Gift Shop. In addition, two WEGObuses will be located outside Queen Victoria Place on the Niagara Parkway to offer visitors another place to warm up.

As well, community partners involved in the New Year’s Eve festivities all offer restaurants and outlets open to the public.

Keep active – Move or walk around to generate body heat

Know how long you can stay outside – seek shelter when you know you feel too cold

Be aware – if you or someone around you shows signs of being too cold, seek assistance. There will be medical services on-site at the bottom of Murray Street.


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