Events

Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail

The Holiday Trail is an outdoor, evening trail walk experience featuring a 1.5 km (round trip) illuminated path through natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Mile Creek and through the 1800’s heritage village of Glen Elgin at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.

Along the way, visitors will get to take in the stunning winter vistas, including the 27-metre lower waterfall, illuminated like never before, and experience history in the village with each building lit up with thousands of lights.

Funds raised from NPCA Conservation Area admissions and events support the operation of these significant natural areas, ensuring nature for all, for years to come.

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  • ​​​​Tickets must be purchased in advance of attendance. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.
  • In the event of inclement weather or unfavourable conditions, the NPCA will contact all ticket holders via email to advise of cancellation as soon as possible and advise over social media channels and our website, npca.ca.
  • Tickets must be purchased for your preferred timeslot.
    • Two timeslots per evening
      5 – 7 p.m.
      7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT FAQs

  • Dogs are permitted on the Holiday Trail, but must remain leashed at all time (no more than 2m).
  • Dogs are not permitted within buildings. Service Dogs excepted.
  • Parking is included, located at the Centre for Conservation at Ball’s Falls (3192 Sixth Ave, Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 1S0)
  • For Reservations Friday and Saturday, parking will be available at the Centre for Conservation, with additional overflow parking area

ACTIVITY LISTINGS

WEEKNIGHTS - SUNDAY TO THURSDAY:

  • 1 km illuminated and interactive trail
  • Kids crafts (pioneer ornaments, wood cookie ornaments)
  • Historical tours
  • Heritage craft demos
  • Photo scavenger hunt with the option to enter to win a membership pass
  • Fire pits available
  • smore kits for purchase
  • Local school art displays
  • Multiple selfie stations
  • Outdoor family games
  • Colouring contest 
  • Hot chocolate station 

WEEKENDS - FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:

  • 1 km illuminated and interactive trail
  • Face painting
  • Outdoor family games
  • Historical tours
  • Heritage craft demos
  • Photo scavenger hunt with the option to enter to win a membership pass
  • Fire pits available
  • Smore kits for purchase
  • Local school art displays
  • Kids crafts (pioneer ornaments, wood cookie ornaments)
  • Multiple selfie stations
  • Colouring contest 
  • Hot chocolate station

Food Vendors

La Casetta                                         Dec 2&3, Dec 16&17, Dec 23 and Dec 30

Smithers Sausages                         Dec 16&17

Sweet Seductions                            Dec 2&3, Dec 16&17      

Blossom Bakery                               Dec 23 & Dec 30 (single days)

Dean Apples and Cider                   Dec 2&3, Dec 16&17, Dec 23 and Dec 30

 

Beverage Vendors

Bench Brewing Company              Dec 16&17, Dec 23 and Dec 30

Newark Brewing Company           Dec 2&3

Calamus Estate Winery                 Dec 16&17

Flat Rock Cellars                             Dec 2 (Friday ONLY)

Redstone Winery                             Dec 23

Hernders Estate Wines                  Dec 3 (Saturday ONLY)

               

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Sensory-Friendly Nights

NOVEMBER 30
DECEMBER 14, 28
JANUARY 4

Winter Winefest

 

Friday, December 9 to Sunday, December 11

Brace for a blast! Chill out in the Niagara Benchlands at Ontario's Ultimate Winter Festival.
 

Please note: the Winefest is hosted at Ball’s Falls and includes all our favourite seasonal activities, including the illuminated Holiday Trail at night, and heritage demonstrations and family activities including hiking during the day.

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Magician

Calvin’s Magic    December 2&3, 16&27, 23 - 6-6:30pm

Scoop McCoy     December 11 3-4:30pm

Face Painting

Happy Ducky Face Painting         

December

  • 2&3  5 - 8pm
  • 10 5-8pm
  • 11 4-6pm
  • 16&17 5-8pm
  • 23  5-8pm

January

  •  6-7 5-8pm

Santa

December 2 – 5-9pm,

10-11 - time TBD,

16-17 – 5-8:30pm,

23 – 5-8:30pm

Weekend Musical Line-Up 

  • Friday Nov 25th - Blake Halladay (solo)
  • Saturday Nov 26th - Ron Whitman (solo)
  • Friday Dec 2nd - Ed Bertoli and Julie Van Horne (duo)
  • Saturday Dec 3rd - Ginger St James (duo)
  • Dec 9th WINE FEST... TBD SOON
  • Friday Dec 16th - The Figure Three Fours - (trio)
  • Saturday Dec 17th - Evan Rotella (solo)
  • Friday Dec 23rd - The Bad Rattle Trio 
  • Friday Dec 30th - The Dave Rave Trio 

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