What to Do During the Holiday Season in the Niagara Benchlands

What to do in during the holiday season in the Niagara Benchlands

The Niagara Region is an ideal destination for warm weather excursions into wine country, but you may not know that there’s plenty to do during the holiday season in the Niagara Benchlands! With the first snowfall, the Benchlands transform into a magical winter wonderland, just waiting for you to explore. With seasonal festivities and ample time to recharge after a busy year, we know you’ll love spending your winter escape with us at Inn On The Twenty, where you’ll relax in luxurious comfort in between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Rest and Rejuvenate with Spa On The Twenty

Spa On The Twenty providing seasonal spa promotions

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but don’t forget to enjoy some much-needed R&R during your off-time! Cold weather often means dry, irritated skin, so be sure to indulge in signature spa treatments like our sea holistic treatment, which uses an infusion of lavender and sea salt to exfoliate and polish your body from head to toe. Alternatively, soothe cracked, dehydrated hands with a warm conditioning mask during our Spa Manicure. When you’re here, don’t forget to try some of our fantastic seasonal promotions. Regardless of your treatment preference, Spa On The Twenty is your ticket to renewed wellness this holiday season.

Experience the Wonder of the Holidays at the Christmas Village Lighting Ceremony

Christmas tree lighting in Jordan Village

During the colder months, the region becomes a picturesque winter escape. Kick off the holiday season by visiting the quaint town of Jordan Village for the annual Lighting of the Christmas trees. During this holiday event, you’ll be taken back to a time of childlike wonder, basking in the twinkling lights and enjoying a warm drink in the winter village.

Explore Short Hills Provincial Park

At 660 hectares of land, Short Hills Provincial Park is the largest park in the Niagara Region. During your holiday escape to the Benchlands, we recommend exploring one of the area’s seven trails, including the Paleozoic Trail, where you can catch a stunning glimpse of the Swayze Falls, which freezes over in winter to form a breathtaking natural ice sculpture. The park has patches of both dense wilderness and spectacular meadows, making it a perfect location for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or your annual Christmas photos.

Shop in the Christmas Village

During the winter season, Jordan Village becomes a snowy wonderland decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. Prepare for the holidays while escaping the hustle and bustle of crowded malls by shopping in our Christmas village. Find the perfect gift for that special someone at one of the many shops, and stop at our Christmas Selfie Garden, perfect for capturing those little moments during your getaway.

Find the Perfect Wine For Your Holiday Celebration

Enjoy local fine wine at Cave Springs Vineyard and Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery! Here, you can relax and experience the winter season while tasting some of the best wines that the Niagara Region has to offer. Sip and sample to find your favourite wine to bring back home to your holiday celebration.

Discover Ball’s Falls, Where Conservation and Local History Meet

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in the winter

Experience the striking natural beauty of the Twenty Valley in a whole new way! Escape the chill by starting off your visit at the Ball’s Falls Conservation Centre, where interactive exhibits and fascinating gallery displays will immerse you in the history, culture, and conservation efforts in the Niagara Benchlands. From there, you’ll discover the unique structures of Ball’s Falls, such as the original Ball family home, the fully operational flour mill, a blacksmith workshop, and more. When you’ve had your fill of photos and local adventure, warm up with a hot, gourmet meal at Inn On The Twenty Restaurant before retiring to your room for some well-deserved relaxation. 

Make the Most of the Holiday Season with Vintage Hotels

Whether you’re seeking fabulous local wine, a brisk winter hike, a destination for your holiday festivities or are just looking for a chance to relax and get away from it all after a hectic year, the Niagara Benchlands have a little something for everyone this holiday season. Inn On The Twenty sets the mood with the perfect, elegant country atmosphere while providing all the comfort and luxury you’ve come to expect from Vintage Hotels. Contact us today to learn more about our getaway packages and plan a holiday escape that’ll keep you warm well into the New Year.

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