Many of our guests ask whether we remain open during the winter. Yes! The only time we may close is for maintenance or if we are taking a break ourselves. Otherwise, if the room is available, you can assume we’re open for business and eager to welcome you to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

There are so many reasons to visit the Niagara Region during the late fall, winter and early spring. First of all, the crowds are gone so you can tour the area, Niagara Falls and the wineries without any hassle. It’s a great place to spend a weekend out in the country, away from the city. Theatre in Niagara continues. Wonderful performances, acts and events take place throughout the fall and winter seasons at the Centre for the Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, at the Lyndesfarne Theatre in Niagara Falls and at the Niagara Falls Casino Resort where The Tenors and Bette Midler are scheduled to perform.

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Here are a few more reasons to consider a winter getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake:

NOVEMBER:
Taste the Season is the must-do event of the season. Seasonally-inspired VQA wine and food pairings take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Touring passes are $44.25/person (plus HST) and can be purchased online at www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/taste-the-season.

On November 7, “In the Grip of the Eagle: Trial, Tribulation & Dinner” combines a wonderful dining experience with period music. For tickets, call 905-468-3912.

DECEMBER:
This month is filled with events and merriment. For instance, on December 6 & 7, there are the Rotary Holiday House Tour (6 & 7), the Candlelight Stroll (6), The Night of the Phoenix (7) and Niagara on Fire (6 & 7).

On December 14, Santa comes to town with our beloved Santa Claus Parade. The fun begins at 11 a.m.

And what better way to ring in the New Year than with a tasty menu at one of our Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries: Peller Estate, Trius at Hillebrand, Strewn Winery or Ravine Winery.

JANUARY:
On January 18 & 19, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winterland as the town comes together for the annual Icewine celebration, set to the soundtrack of Canadian Jazz. Meet renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs as they inspire you with their culinary creations. Admire the ice sculptures. Pop into one of the cozy shops along Queen Street. Admission is free.

FEBRUARY:
Romance thrives every weekend through February with the Days of Wine & Chocolate as you indulge in wine and chocolate.

MARCH:
“Fabulicious” comes to town when some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest restaurants offer special three-course menus at amazing prices. A three-course lunch costs $35 and a three-course dinner costs $35.

And before you know it, spring has arrived and the Shaw Festival opens and tulips, daffodils and fruit orchards are in bloom.

We look forward to welcoming you to Globetrotters Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake real soon!

Posted by Donna Vieira, owner of Globetrotters B&B