Tis’ the season for holiday socials, meaning excessive amounts of eggnog, jolly bellies, and lighter wallets. As the season is a wonderful time to be with the ones you love, it can also put a strain on your wallet with frequent dinner events and holiday activities. If Niagara Falls is on your bucket list for New Year’s Eve we are letting you in on some of the best ways to avoid overspending. Let’s focus on spending more time enjoying your time in the city!

How To Avoid Lines and Overpriced Experiences in Niagara Falls This New Year’s Eve


What To See and Do That’s Easy On Your Wallet

There are a number of attractions and activities to explore in the city that will have you keep the costs under $100. The Annual Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) is the perfect way to bundle up, enjoy hot cocoa, and the company of your family or friends. Marvel at the sparkling lights and illuminated animated displays as you stroll along the 1.8 km stretch of the Niagara Parkway. The Niagara Parks will ring in 2020 with its free New Year’s Eve outdoor concert kicking off at 8:30 pm featuring Canadian singer, songwriter, Bryan Adams; Burlington’s own, Walk off the Earth, and Niagara Falls local singer, Valerie Borghesi.
If you are looking for something to enjoy with the kids, Waves Indoor Waterpark at the Americana Resort & Spa is hosting ‘NYE Splashtacular’ with a full day package to swim and enjoy the slides and water activities.
If you are looking for indoor night time entertainment, Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show has just the night in store for you. Enjoy the best Broadway classics from Hairspray, Gypsy, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and many more while dining on a delicious family-style meal. Dance and sing-along for a memorable night of classic Broadway hits.
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Where to Park And Not Pay An Arm and A Leg

Parking in Niagara Falls can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially around the holidays. The best and most inexpensive places to park are often your hotel, or Airbnb and taking an Uber, or taxi from there. If there is a designated driver in the group, there are a number of parking lots in the city including off of Clifton Hill or behind the Bird Kingdom on Hiram Road, see our Directions Page for a parking map. If you are dining along Victoria Avenue, many of the restaurants offer dining parking for a set rate. Thinking of playing your hand at poker or the slot machines on NYE? Parking for Fallsview Casino & Resort patrons is free based on the Players Advantage Card with minimum spend and time. If you are avoiding parking for the evening, the Wego Bus is another great way to explore the city and saves time walking around the city.

How To Avoid Expensive Hotel Room Stays

Based on a report from Skyscanner, booking a hotel three-four weeks in advance of your stay will allow you to save a bit on your stay. By deciding the hotel in advance allows you to monitor trends in pricing leading up to your stay. Every hotel is unique with many offering different amenities, but some hotels offer discounts or contests on their Facebook or Instagram pages that you might be able to get in on. Check out the hotel’s social media to possibly save you some dollars.
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Where and When To Dine On A Budget

If you don’t have a reservation for New Year’s Eve, don’t worry, there are many ways to avoid overpriced meals. If wine tasting is on your agenda for December 31st, then perhaps consider stopping to enjoy a light snack with wines, cheeses, and meats along your wine country route. This is a great way to avoid paying the $60- $80/person. If you are thinking of attending the Niagara Falls NYE Concert in Queen Victoria Park, then perhaps consider an early dinner or late lunch to avoid paying the higher price for the dinner and the long lines that come with it. Another great way to save on Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve dining is checking your hotel when booking your stay to see if a meal or discount is included in your package. If fine dining isn’t your preference, then you might want to consider some amazing restaurants located 10-15 minutes away from the Falls that offer prix fixe menus giving guests the best value and assortment of culinary options to enjoy. Some restaurants that include Casa Mia, Tide & Vine, or Betty’s.
There are many ways to ring in 2020 in Niagara Falls on a budget, all while having an amazing time in the city with great company. So book your travel to Niagara Falls today!