For Immediate Release
Downtown Niagara Falls Planning an Extravagant Christmas Market
Niagara Falls, ON, July 21st, 2021 – The Niagara Falls Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is well on their way to planning their most extravagant Christmas Market yet.
This year’s outdoor Christmas Market is anticipated to have up to 50 different vendors through November 13th until the 19th of December. Following the Niagara Falls Santa Claus parade, there will be a tree lighting at City Hall, which will officially mark the start of the Christmas Market.
The market will run every weekend - Fridays: 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturdays 1:00 - 10:00 pm, and Sundays 11:00 - 6:00 pm with a variety of activities to experience and local vendors to shop from. Vendors will operate out of Christmas cabins that will be lit up and decorated on the street.
The Christmas Market will include over 30 light structures, interactive art displays, nightly live music, string lights, glow swings, fire pits with Muskoka chairs, and more.
Over $250 000 will be invested towards making the market an unforgettable experience.
The BIA will be partnering with Picks and Giggles, which is an event planning company that plans hand-made and local markets. Picks and Giggles will be organizing the vendors to ensure a successful market.
Guests will also have the opportunity to get photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus or in Santa’s sleigh!
“Our team is already planning for the best time of the year,” says Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Downtown BIA. “We can’t wait for people across the Niagara Region and beyond to experience Downtown and support the local businesses.”
In 2020, the Downtown Niagara Falls Christmas Market ran successfully, acting as a safe way to celebrate the holiday season despite the pandemic. There were 25,000 people who attended the market and were able to enjoy the local vendors and experiences while following all COVID-19 guidelines.
“With the success of last year’s Christmas Market, we are looking forward to hopefully putting on a bigger and better event for the Niagara community and beyond,” says Eddy Pybus, Vice Chair of the Niagara Falls Downtown BIA. Coming out of the pandemic, the City and BIA are expecting over 100,000 people to visit the market.