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Jingle Falls Returns to Downtown Niagara Falls Nov. 24th-26th

One of the most enjoyable winter festivals returns to Downtown Niagara Falls, NY, between November 24th and 26th!

Horse-drawn carriage riding down scenic Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, NY during the Jingle Falls Holiday Festival (photo credit Niagara Falls USA / Jingle Falls)

Jingle Falls takes place along Old Falls Street and includes a variety of activities / events throughout the weekend including holiday music, cozy fires, outdoor games, FREE and FUN activities for kids of all ages, and festive photo opportunities including a 50-foot Christmas tree.


Free parking is available Downtown during Jingle Falls compliments of the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls State Park. This includes all Niagara Falls State Parking lots, street parking, the Rainbow Ramp, and parking lots operated by the City of Niagara Falls.


A full list of activities released by Niagara Falls USA / Destination Niagara can be found below:


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2023​

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy winter activities at Niagara Falls State Park, including:

    • Crafts: Get cozy in the Community Room in our new Education Center at Niagara Falls State Park! We will have a variety of festive fun such as kid-friendly crafts, letter and button making, and more.

    • Education Station: Take a break from the cold and visit our Education Station located in the main foyer of the Education Center! Play an interactive game and discover the fun facts, historical background, and much more.

  • 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony: Enjoy live music, appearances from Santa, fireworks, fire entertainers and more at Old Falls Street's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2023

  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. LiveNF Makers Market: Shop a variety of local artisans and vendors, enjoy live music performances, art, concessions, and kick-off the holiday season at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in downtown Niagara Falls, NY. Admission: $1 per person (Kids 12 and under FREE)

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy winter activities at Niagara Falls State Park, including:

    • Santa Claus and Card Making: Meet Santa Claus and make a holiday card at the Cave of the Winds!

    • Crafts: Get cozy in the Community Room in our new Education Center at Niagara Falls State Park! We will have a variety of festive fun such as kid-friendly crafts, letter and button making, and more.

    • Education Station: Take a break from the cold and visit our Education Station located in the main foyer of the Education Center! Play an interactive game and discover the fun facts, historical background, and much more.

    • Stroll at the Falls: Join a Park Naturalist and take a stroll to discover the changes that occur as Niagara Falls transitions from fall to a winter wonderland! We will begin at the Education Center. (11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.)

  • 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Enjoy a variety of holiday happenings on Old Falls Street, including:

    • Santa Meet and Greets: Meet and take photos with Santa Claus on Old Falls Street.

    • Horse and Carriage Rides: Take a ride along Old Falls Street in a carriage being pulled by two Clydesdales.

    • Model Trains: Check out antique model trains inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center foyer.

    • Petting Zoo: Meet a variety of animals, including sheep, miniature goats, miniature cows, alpacas, bunnies, and silky chickens.

    • Candy Cane Express: Hop aboard our holiday train for a ride on Old Falls Street.

    • Eddie's Band Organ: Enjoy holiday music from Eddie's Band Organ on Old Falls Street. (12 p.m.–2 p.m.)

    • Princess Meet and Greets: Meet and take photos with Anna and Elsa from 'Frozen' on Old Falls Street. (1 p.m.–3 p.m.)

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Gingerbread Wonderland: Explore life-sized gingerbread creations, meet Santa, make crafts, enjoy story time and more at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2023

  • 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, hot chocolate station, balloon artist, crafts, and meet and greets with Santa Claus and other holiday characters at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy winter activities at Niagara Falls State Park, including:

    • Crafts: Get cozy in the Community Room in our new Education Center at Niagara Falls State Park! We will have a variety of festive fun such as kid-friendly crafts, letter and button making, and more.

    • Education Station: Take a break from the cold and visit our Education Station located in the main foyer of the Education Center! Play an interactive game and discover the fun facts, historical background, and much more.

    • Stroll at the Falls: Join a Park Naturalist and take a stroll to discover the changes that occur as Niagara Falls transitions from fall to a winter wonderland! We will begin at the Education Center. (11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.)

  • 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Enjoy a variety of holiday happenings on Old Falls Street, including:

    • Santa Meet and Greets: Meet and take photos with Santa Claus on Old Falls Street.

    • Horse and Carriage Rides: Take a ride along Old Falls Street in a carriage being pulled by two Clydesdales.

    • Model Trains: Check out antique model trains inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center foyer.

    • Reindeer: Meet two of Santa's reindeer on Old Falls Street.

    • Candy Cane Express: Hop aboard our holiday train for a ride on Old Falls Street.

    • Alpacas: Meet alpacas on Old Falls Street.

    • Eddie's Band Organ: Enjoy holiday music from Eddie's Band Organ on Old Falls Street. (12 p.m.–2 p.m.)

    • Princess Meet and Greets: Meet and take photos with Anna and Elsa from 'Frozen' on Old Falls Street. (1 p.m.–3 p.m.)

  • 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Gingerbread Wonderland: Explore life-sized gingerbread creations, meet Santa, and more at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.



One of the life-sized gingerbread creations at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute during their "Gingerbread Wonderland" Event which takes place weekends between November 25th/26th through December 16th/17th (check their website for details)


GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND FULL SCHEDULE (LOCATED AT NIAGARA FALLS CULINARY INSTITUTE)





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