Best Things to Do on a Winter Weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake 

A couple enjoying their winter getaway by the fire at the Churchill Lounge.

Tired of the dreary winter weather? Beat the winter blues with a fabulous weekend getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake! The town is abuzz with things to do this time of year, with plenty of activities to nourish, entertain, and relax you. Enjoy luxury accommodations with us as you explore this winter wonderland. 

A glass of Icewine served in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Learn About Icewine

Icewine is a tasty dessert wine with an unusual journey from vine to glass. It’s also a Niagara specialty! Learn more about Icewine and its many delicious uses when you attend the Sparkle and Ice Celebration, where local wineries and restaurants vie for the top prize for the best Icewine cocktail. Taste your way through a delightful selection of Icewine cocktails and vote on your favourite to determine this year’s winner! 

Icewine tasting at the Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Visit the Icewine Festival

Every winter, we take time to celebrate Niagara’s most delicious export: Icewine! The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is the perfect opportunity to sample a diverse array of incredible Icewines from the area’s best wineries. In addition to tastings, Niagara’s favourite festival features ice sculptures, fun activities, delicious cuisine, and live entertainment.  

The Sip & Savour event in The Gardens at Pillar and Post.

Attend Sip & Savour

Our annual Sip & Savour event is back for another year of fun and, of course, delicious food and libations. Your Sip & Savour Passport allows you to sample some of Niagara’s most coveted wines, beers, and whiskies, all paired with delectable bites to tantalize your palate. Join us from February 23rd to February 24th, and tour Niagara with your tastebuds this season at The Gardens at Pillar and Post 

Ice skating at Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Go Skating at The Gardens

Celebrate the season with an afternoon of ice skating! Our skating rink is now open to visitors from 12pm-8pm on most days and is free of charge. Bring the kids and let them enjoy the rink while you sit back with a steaming hot specialty coffee from The OutPost! For an exceptional treat, try our Signature S’mores Brownie, packed with gooey chocolate and marshmallow that adults and kids alike will love. 

The pedicure room at the Secret Garden Spa.

Relax with a Spa Day

The dry, dark winter months make proper self-care more important than ever. Treat yourself to a spa day at Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales and experience the difference that self-care makes! Try our Signature Body Wrap, where our spa specialists will use an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells. Following exfoliation, guests will receive a creamy body wrap enriched with antioxidants. This wrap hydrates and detoxifies your skin to help you look and feel your best this winter. To conclude the treatment, our spa specialists will apply a luxurious scented lotion to further nourish and soothe dry winter skin, leaving it renewed and revitalized. 

Afternoon tea served in The Drawing Room at Prince of Wales.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Transport yourself back to a time of refinement and luxury when you join us for afternoon tea at The Drawing Room, located inside Prince of Wales. You’ll enjoy your choice of premium loose-leaf teas, assorted house-made pastries, and a chef’s selection of delicate finger sandwiches. Craving something extra special? We’re pleased to offer a fine selection of champagne, Icewine, sherry, and local wines for your enjoyment. 

Wine Trolley Signature Tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake during the winter.

Tour Wine Country

Looking to see more of Niagara wine country this season? Check out our exclusive Wine Trolley Signature Tour! Climb aboard a romantic San Francisco-style trolley bus and visit four of the area’s finest wineries, including Bella Terra Vineyards, The Hare Wine Co., Chateau des Charmes, and Queenston Mile Vineyard. Our knowledgeable tour director will share the fascinating history of wine country as you travel along the beautiful Niagara Parkway. Tours leave once a day and include pickup at any of our Niagara-on-the-Lake hotels. 

A table setting inside Tiara Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Wine & Dine at Tiara Restaurant

Experience the best fine dining in Niagara-on-the-Lake when you visit Tiara Restaurant at Queen’s Landing! This beautiful harbourfront restaurant offers more than just spectacular views; its five-star farm-to-table cuisine is fresh, locally sourced, and always delicious. Enjoy a fantastic three-course meal from Tiara’s seasonal Tiara-licious menu, featuring both classic dishes and new favourites that you’re sure to love. Whet your appetite with maple glazed Pork Belly, followed by Pan Seared 6oz Capon and a delectable seasonal dessert, made in-house by our talented pastry chef. 

Book Your Next Winter Getaway with Vintage Hotels

With so much to experience this winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake, your next getaway is just a click away! Book with us online or contact our friendly staff today for more details.

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