Twinkling lights, warming fires, festive hot drinks, Holiday movies under stars and Monet-inspired landscapes, it’s a true Christmas Wonderland! Christmas once again comes alive in The Gardens at Pillar and Post this Holiday season as Vintage Hotels’ Christmas Wonderland Gardens officially open December 1st.
The Gardens have been decorated with Christmas trees, twinkling lights and extra treats wait inside this year’s Garden including our new ice-skating rink. We invite you to enjoy our 6-acre garden space hot drink in hand as you stroll the grounds stopping at warming fire pits before you glide around the rink or catch a Christmas classic under the stars. Magic Christmas memories await in Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Christmas Wonderland Package
For guests looking to enjoy The Gardens and a Christmas getaway in Ontario with Vintage Hotels, we’ve designed the Christmas Wonderland package. With exclusive inclusions for hotel guests this signature package comes with a little extra holiday cheer including luxury accommodations, 1 complimentary festive hot drink and snack per registered guest, Holiday movies under the stars plus a Vintage Hotels keepsake blanket and access to the ice rink. View full package details here.
The OutPost at Pillar and Post
The Outpost will be open daily throughout the month of December and through the Christmas Holidays for you to enjoy specialty hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. The Outpost is open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday’s & Saturday’s.
New this year – skate and helmet rentals will also be available through The Outpost.
Holiday Movies Under the Stars
Subject to change – Movies under the stars start at 5:00 p.m. seating is limited and is offered on a first come and first serve basis.
Movies will be offered Friday, December 3 & 10th and Saturday December 4 & 11th. Starting Friday, December 17th movies will play daily until January 1st.
Movie Schedule – December 3 – 16
Friday, December 3 – A Christmas Carol (1938)
Saturday December 4 – The Santa Clause (1994)
Friday, December 10 – Flinstone Christmas (1994) and Miracle on 34th Street (1938)
Saturday, December 11 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) and Jingle All The Way (1996)
Movie Schedule – Dec 17 – January 1
Friday, December 17 – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Saturday, December 18 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) A Christmas Carole (1984)
Sunday, December 19 – The Polar Express (2004)
Monday, December 20 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) + Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Tuesday, December 21 – Home Alone (1990)
Wednesday, December 22 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Thursday, December 23 – It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Friday, December 24 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) & Jingle All The Way (1996)
Saturday, December 25 – Frosty the Snowman (1969) & Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Sunday, December 26 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) Elf (2003)
Monday, December 27 – One Magic Christmas (1985)
Tuesday, December 28 – Scrooged (1988)
Wednesday, December 29 – Elf (2003)
Thursday, December 30 – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Friday, December 31 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Holiday Inn (1942)
Saturday, January 1 – The Grinch (2018) Elf (2003)
Skating Rink at Pillar and Post
New to The Gardens is the Vintage Hotels skating rink. Located beside The Outpost the skating rink is free to hotel guests and the general public. We hope that we will be open for you to skate, glide and enjoy this 120 x 60 rink by the second week of December, though the rink’s opening day is weather dependent.
Skate rentals are available through The Outpost for $5.00, rentals are limited and guests of The Gardens are encouraged to bring their own skates whenever possible. Helmets are required for all skaters under the age of 12, helmet rentals are available and are free.
We look forward to seeing the families, children and everyone in the community getting outside in this safe space to skate and to celebrate what winter has to offer. Please visit this link for full details and daily updates surrounding our Ice Rink.
Please note that the Gardens at Pillar and Post will be closed for a private event on Sunday, December 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are The Gardens at Pillar and Post located?
The Gardens at Pillar and Post are located at 526 Regent St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Is parking free?
Yes, parking is complimentary and located adjacent to The Gardens at Pillar and Post.
Are The Gardens at Pillar and Post open to the public?
Yes, The Gardens are open to the public.
What are the hours of The Gardens?
The Gardens are open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday in December and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
What is your pet and smoking policy?
Pets are not permitted inside The Gardens at Pillar and Post. The Gardens are a smoke-free zone.
Christmas Stay Packages
Celebrate the magic of the season in Niagara-on-the-Lake this December