Press Release

For Immediate Release


Downtown Niagara Falls to be Hosting a One of a Kind Christmas Market

Downtown Niagara Falls Hosts 6 Week Long Christmas Market


November 2nd, 2020: Niagara Falls- The Downtown Niagara Falls BIA (NFBIA) will be hosting an outdoor Christmas market that will last 6 weekends long. The Christmas Market will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, and is set to kick off on November 14th after the Santa Claus Parade. The Christmas Market will be reoccurring every weekend November 14th until December 20th, starting at 5pm and going until 10pm. This unique experience will feature a variety of different local vendors each weekend, including food, artists, handmade goods and more! The market will also feature a unique Christmas display, and stunning outdoor lighting from the Winter Festival of Lights.


“We are thrilled to be able to assist work with our local community to support businesses during the holiday season. With the impact of COVID-19, it was important that we were able to show our support whilst still maintain health and safety guidelines. The outdoor Christmas Market is an excellent opportunity for people to come down and enjoy the beauty that Downtown Niagara Falls has to offer, all whilst getting into the Christmas spirit during these unpresented times.” Said Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director of the BIA.


The Niagara Falls Christmas Market had the opportunity to work in partnership with the Niagara Catholic School Board Launch Center for a unique project. Students from across the region worked together to build multiple Christmas cabins for Downtown so that the vendors would have a sheltered place to operate out of during the holiday season.  It was an excellent opportunity for the students to work together for their curriculum, all whilst doing something that greater impacts the community.


Businesses in Downtown are looking forward to the Christmas Market this year, despite the challenges they have faced and overcome in the past few months. “Here at Paris Crepes Cafe, Christmas has always been one of our favourite holidays. We love everything surrounding this joyous day, the snow, the hot cocoa, smell of a fresh Christmas tree and most importantly the families we are privileged to take care of during this time. Christmas has this wonderful way of bringing food to the forefront of the holiday experience and we can’t wait to celebrate Christmas of 2020 with all of you in our beautifully lit up downtown wonderland.” Says Starr Bowes, General Manager of Paris Crepes.


The City of Niagara Falls will be hosting a one of a kind drive through parade on November 14th! The drive through event will feature dancers, jugglers, inflatables, community groups, music, and more! The parade will take place from 3-5pm, and will be the first ever “reserve” parade experience. Visit for more details.


The Niagara Falls Christmas Market will be an enchanting outdoor experience that gives people across the Niagara Region the chance to come out, experience Downtown, and support their local community during the holiday season.


For more information, or to become a vendor at the event, please contact:, or visit our website at



About Downtown Niagara Falls

Formed in 1998 with over 100 businesses today, the Niagara Falls BIA represents local retailers, restaurants, and property owners in the historic shopping district to one of Canada’s top tourism destinations. An estimated 30 million people visit Niagara Falls each year, with the numbers only rising.

Media Contact:
Ashlan MacDonald
Marketing & Communications, NFBIA
Office: 905-356-5444
Cell: 705-718-0658