Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and its Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve event partners have collaborated on a comprehensive traffic plan to ensure public safety and the enjoyment of visitors during this year’s New Year’s Eve festivities.
Scheduled lane closures will commence on Thursday, December 31*, as follows:
Murray Street – West bound lanes from Queen Victoria Park into the Fallsview tourism district will be closed to vehicles beginning at 3:00 p.m., while east bound lanes into the Park will be closed at Fallsview Boulevard starting at 7:30 p.m.
Niagara Parkway/River Road – The Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill will be closed at 8:00 p.m.
*Road closures are subject to police discretion and may be closed earlier.
Parking and WEGO Public Bus Transportation
There are several parking and public transportation options available for individuals and groups wishing to attend the New Year’s Eve festivities in Queen Victoria Park.
NPC’s Falls Parking Lot – Located directly across from the Table Rock Welcome Centre on the Niagara Parkway, parking will be $18 per vehicle. As well, a variety of other parking options will exists throughout the City’s BIA districts and tourism core.
Falls Incline Railway – NPC’s Falls Incline Railway will be in operations throughout the day and evening of the show, until 1:00 a.m., with round trip tickets costing $5 per person.
WEGO Bus Transportation – Extended WEGO bus service will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. (Green Line until 2:00 a.m.). Buses will transport visitors into the Park and will be staged at the end of the event at designated pick-up locations on the Parkway for easy access. Detailed routes and maps are available at www.niagarafallswego.com
Concert-goers are encouraged to visit www.niagaraparks.com/nye to obtain helpful directions, parking and lane closure information.
Other helpful tips for concert attendees, include:
Designate a Meeting Spot – It is recommended that friends and family attending the show take a moment at the beginning of the evening to assign a designated time and location as a meeting place, should individuals become separated following the show’s conclusion. Please ensure everyone in your party is aware of this location, particularly children attending the evening event. Lost children will be escorted to a First Aid van, which will be located on Murray Street.
Dress for the Weather – Visitors are advised to dress warmly and in layers for all types of weather conditions.
This highly anticipated annual free concert in Queen Victoria Park begins at 8:00 p.m., drawing approximately 40,000 people each year, with two spectacular fireworks displays that will take place at approximately 9:00 p.m. and midnight. This year’s concert line-up will feature musical performances by Canadian rock artists Down with Webster, as well as Alan Doyle, best known for his work as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved band Great Big Sea. The show continues with Dennis DeYoung, one of the founding members of the famed rock group Styx, and concludes with Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.
The celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. As always, the presence of security and policing will be on-site to ensure everyone’s safety throughout the night.
Community partners involved in the New Year’s Eve festivities in Queen Victoria Park include: The Niagara Parks Commission, The City of Niagara Falls, The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Celebrate Ontario), the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, Fallsview Tourist Area, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Victoria Centre Tourist Area, Clifton Hill Tourist Area, Canadian Niagara Hotels, Skylon Tower, Lundy’s Lane Tourist Area, and many other stakeholders within the City.
For more information, please visit www.niagaraparks.com/nye, or contact:
Director of Economic Development
The City of Niagara Falls
(905) 356-7521, ext. 5102
Senior Manager of Communications
and Stakeholder Relations
The Niagara Parks Commission