This Ontario Wine Town Transforms Into A Magical Christmas Village Every Year

You don’t need to leave Ontario to be transported to Santa’s Workshop this year. Niagara-on-the-Lake in the winter is full of magical lights, trees and garland, making it the perfect spot to spend the holidays.

While some may think that this wine town is only for the summer, it has even more potential in those snowy months.

As the streets start to fill with that magical white stuff, you can pull on your hat and favourite pair of boots before venturing out to this spot.

Wandering through the Historic Old Town, you can window shop and gaze at all the decor that will make you feel like you’re the main character in your favourite holiday film.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in the winter
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With horse-drawn sleighs travelling through the streets, you won’t believe that you are still in Ontario.

Once you get chilly on the streets, you can head inside the popular Just Christmas store, which sells tons of festive decor all year round.

Pick up a few extra ornaments for your tree, or find the perfect gift for that special someone.

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There are also multiple little candy shops and restaurants where you can grab a meal or just warm up with a nice steaming cup of hot cocoa.

Of course, you don’t need to only stick to the historic town to experience some holiday magic. Wineries in the area also offer a variety of ice wines for you to sample throughout the months.

Looking out at snow-covered vineyards makes the experience even that more festive.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in the winter
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If you’re looking to stay more than one day, there are also tons of Airbnbs in the area that will really make you feel like you’ve been transported to the North Pole.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in the winter has tons of magical listings that are covered in Christmas lights that you can check out in our previous blog post.

*Cover photo credits: aanaval | Instagram & Visit Niagara | Facebook

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