This Ontario Small Town Is Transforming Into A Glistening Icewine Village & It Looks Magical

Admission is free!

Woman sitting on a bench made of ice. Right: Three cups with icewine.
Associate Editor

Woman sitting on a bench made of ice. Right: Three cups with icewine.

If you're looking for something fun to do this winter, then this boozy festival near Toronto is worth keeping in mind. The festival will transform a small town into an enchanting "icewine village", and it's like stepping into a scene from Frozen.

The Niagara Icewine Festival is returning on January 13, 2023 and it will run every weekend until January 29, 2023. The event is celebrating its 73rd year, and there is so much to do.

The festival takes place across across Niagara and features "thousands of acres of snow-covered vines" that will transport you to a winter wonderland.

New this year is the Cool as Ice event, which is an all-inclusive tasting experience happening at the Niagara Parks Parks Power Station on January 14.

The Discovery Pass is your "passport to winter wonderland" and allows you enjoy six different experiences at Niagara wineries. You can choose from over 20 participating spots.

Peller Estates is hosting a Winter Wine Garden, where you can cozy up around a firepit and roast icewine marshmallows. The winery is also offering an Icewine Luxe Lounge experience where you and your friends can dine on a heated patio.

The downtown portion of the festival takes place over the last two weekends in January, and the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be transformed into a glistening "icewine village."

You can stroll the snowy streets and enjoy sweet samples of icewine and other treats. Admission is free, and you can purchase tokens for food and drinks.

There are lots of other events taking place and you can find them listed on the website.

Niagara Icewine Festival

Price: Free admission to icewine village

When: Weekends from January 13 to 29, 2023

Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy icewine experiences at this glistening winter festival.


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Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.