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SantaCon Bar Crawl & Festival of Slice Return to Niagara Falls this Weekend

Western New York's two famed specialties, beer and pizza, are all set to take center stage in Cataract City this weekend. Make sure to raise your glasses and grab some pizza - SantaCon and the Festival of Slice are back in Niagara Falls this weekend!

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On Friday evening, Niagara Falls will be buzzing with activity as it prepares to host the SantaCon Bar Crawl. Scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and continue till midnight, the event will encompass eight notable locations around Third Street. The profits collected from the sales of wristbands and the 50/50 raffle will go to the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund.

A Discover Niagara Shuttle will ensure seamless transport among all the participating locations, allowing participants of the Santa Crawl to hop in and out as per their preference.

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As the weekend continues, Saturday sees the return of the much-anticipated Festival of Slice to the Niagara Falls Convention Center, the first such event since 2019. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring over 20 local vendors.



Saturday, December 9, 2023 4-8 pm

The Niagara Falls Convention Center

101 Old Falls Street – Niagara Falls, NY

Delicious Pizza & Delicacies. Live Music. Bocce Tournament. $10 Admission Ticket

Pizza Unites. The Festival of Slice is a celebration of Western New York’s pizzerias, local restaurants and the Culture of Cup & Char!

Attendees will purchase $1 tickets for party slices (approx. 3 inches by 2 inches) and vote on their favorites.


The bar crawl will start Friday, December 8, 2023 at 5pm. All proceeds from wristband and 50/50 raffle sales will be donated to the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. The Discover Niagara Shuttle will do a constant loop between the participating venues to allow Santa crawlers to hop on / hop off where they need to.

Santa Con Schedule:

  • 5:00PM-6:00PM – The Craft, 223 Ferry Avenue

  • 6:10PM-7:10PM – Daredevil Records, 324 Niagara Street

  • 7:20PM-8:20PM – Wine on Third, 501 Third Street

  • 8:30PM-9:00PM – CHILL 443, 443 Main Street

  • 9:10PM-10:10PM – The GoldBar, 435 Third Street

  • 10:15PM – Photo Op on Old Falls Street

  • 10:20PM-11:00PM – Hyatt Place, 310 Rainbow Boulevard

  • 11:10PM-12:00AM – The Archives Pub 439 Third Street

You can buy a $10 wristband at any venue to participate in the crawl. The wristband provides access onto the Discover Niagara Shuttle and entry into a door prize at every venue.

Attendees are asked to dress as Santa or a festive costume to get into the spirit of the holidays!

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