Niagara Falls New Years Eve Party & Concert: What You Need To Know
News Years Eve In Niagara Falls
Are you planning your New Years Eve party plans today?
If you’re thinking of coming to the biggest outdoor New Years Eve party in Canada, seen live on Global TV as part of ET Canada’s NYE ’14 television coverage, we have all the information you’ll need to know.
From where to park, where to eat, and where to stay.
The Biggest Outdoor Party in Canada
The annual bash, which started 22 years ago, takes place right at the bring of Niagara Falls in the beautiful Queen Victoria Park. Organizers normally expect 20,000 revelers to pack the park, but this year’s music line up has some serious talent and organizers are now expecting 30,000 - 40,000 party people to ring in 2014.
It’s important to note that this event and New Years Eve concerts are very family friendly and have remained free of any safety concerns or other issues. The Niagara Parks Police plus about 50 regional officers will patrol the area. The Niagara Falls Review spoke with Brian Ash, a casino district staff sergeant with the Niagara Regional Police who said:
“We have as many officers as possible on foot patrol so we can be in amongst the crowd,…Obviously, getting there by vehicle isn’t going to be possible in some cases.”
“It’s pretty much always been family-friendly. We’ve had very little that I’d consider to be serious in nature. But of course we always prepare. Obviously, with a mass like that you’ll have a fight here and there, somebody who’s had too much to drink, but nothing we’d consider a serious event.”
The event itself is alcohol free, but there is a licensed area for those thirsty party people.
What You Need To Know
Sam Roberts, Serena Ryder and headliner Demi Lovato are scheduled to perform, starting at 8pm.
Keep in mind that this is also the time where the Niagara Parkway and most of Murray Hill gets fully jammed with pedestrians. You definitely do not want to be driving in this area.
“I would recommend not parking too close to the event,” said Brian Ash, a casino district staff sergeant with the Niagara Regional Police.
“The challenge for us is safety and traffic issues, with having so many pedestrians.”
Where To EatThere are plenty of great Niagara Falls restaurants so you certianly have a large choice. If you're looking for something really unique and special, be sure to check out Weinkeller.
Weinkeller is Niagara Falls newest restaurant and is the first of it's kind in Canada to house a winery right on site! The food is prepared fresh daily and the service is excellent.
Located at 5633 Victoria Av, just a short block east of Clifton Hill and a 10 minute walk to the party and concert at Queen Victoria Park.
Where To Park
If you are planning to eat at Weinkeller, you're already parked in the perfect spot! Paid supervised parking is available in the Weinkeller and Nightmares Fear Factory parking lot!
Arrive and park early for the best rates. Earlybird rates can be anywhere from $15-$25 anywhere in the area.
Where To Stay
Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls
5905 Victoria Ave
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L8
Country Inn & Suites
5525 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L3
Both hotels are reasonably priced and offer great value. They are both close to Weinkeller and Clifton Hill. 15 min walk to the Queen Victoria Park
Public Transit: WEGO Buses
WEGO buses will be running every 30 minutes from 10am to 7pm, and every 15 minutes from 7pm to 3:30am. Most routes will include stops at Clifton Hill.
Murray Hill will most likely be closed early in the evening. The Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill to Table Rock will be closed as the New Years Eve party people start to fill the area. This will be likley very close to show time. (8pm)
After the show, all traffic near Stanley Ave and Robinson St should be diverted south as pedestrians pack the streets and make their way back to their cars. All roads are expected to reopen at about 1am.
As part of ET Canada's NYE 2014 TV Coverage.
How To Dress
Wear comfortable boots or shoes. Wear Layers! Dress warm. Be prepared.
The Sam Roberts Band will get the party started, ROCK the crowd hard, and BLOW Demi Lovato off the stage!
Happy New Year From Your Fiends At Nightmares Fear Factory!