From the Niagara Falls Review:
New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls was not only a ratings blockbuster, it was also one of the best nights ever for businesses in the area.
“From what I understand, all the hotels sold out,” said Sarah Vazquez, vice-president of business development and marketing for Canadian Niagara Hotels.
“Talking to the other hoteliers, they all saw a really good New Year’s Eve. I can’t wait for next year’s lineup.”
Canadian Niagara Hotels owns and operates several hotels in the Fallsview Blvd. and Falls Ave. area near Queen Victoria Park, where the free New Year’s Eve concert was held.
“There was lots of hustle and bustle. I would say the city certainly saw growth. New Year’s Eve is always a fantastic night, (the destination has) always been top of mind. This was one of the best ever.”
There have been all sorts of stories with photos that have been out over the last week. In case you haven’t seen them, here are a few to get you started:
I recently received this email newsletter from Niagara Falls Tourism:
From a PRWeb press release:
Niagara Falls is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Experience the world-class entertainment, incredible outdoor atmosphere, live concert, fireworks shows, and lively attractions that make it the ideal holiday getaway destination for New Year’s Eve.
ET Canada’s New Year’s Eve free concert is taking place on Dec. 31, 2014 in Queen Victoria Park, directly across the street from the Niagara Falls. It will feature performances by Grammy award-winning artist Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Lights, and Shawn Mendes, and is Canada’s largest televised New Year’s Eve celebration.
I’ve never been to one of these. I’m usually at home with my family watching it on TV. I suspect this year will be the same
Last week I received an email newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.
You can subscribe to the newsletter by filling out the “Sign Up and Save” form on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page
Earlier today I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.
You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.
Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.
You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.
They’ve finally got some “big” (or bigger than previous years) names coming to the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert.
From a CNW Newswire press release:
Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.
On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park.
One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.
“Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”
From a CNW press release:
Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada welcome 2010 with ‘New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls’, a fun-filled evening in celebration of the coming year.
The nationwide fete is an ET Canada first and will kick off with a 90-minute live broadcast from the Falls on Thursday, December 31 beginning at 11pm ET/PT on Global. ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli, Kim D’Eon, Rosey Edeh and Roz Weston will lead the countdown and ‘rock in’ the New Year with special performances by legendary rockers STYX and the multiple Juno Award-winning and Grammy-nominated, Glass Tiger.
“We’re delighted to partner with the Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls to deliver this exciting New Year’s Eve celebration to audiences nationwide,” said Barbara Williams, EVP of Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “ET Canada will bring its signature style to the year’s biggest night for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.”