For Immediate Release
December 9, 2011
A Colourful Christmas at Niagara Parks
NIAGARA FALLS, ON — The gardens may be put to bed, but there is still a great opportunity to enjoy a burst of horticultural beauty at The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Floral Showhouse. Christmas has officially arrived with traditional red, white and pink Poinsettias as well as many unusual varieties and forms. Cyclamen, Azaleas, Christmas Cactus and Paperwhite Narcissus add to this spectacular festival of winter colours.
As a final touch, the Floral Showhouse has been adorned with lights, garland, ribbon, a beautiful Nativity scene and many other holiday surprises. Free flying tropical birds throughout the Showhouse add to the Christmas merriment.
Bring your family to experience the sights, scents and sounds of Christmas. Admission to the Floral Showhouse is FREE to the public. December hours of operation: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily and closed on Christmas day, with earlier closing times on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Visitors may call (905) 354-1721 to confirm hours of operation.
Still need to finish your Christmas shopping? Visit the “Shop in the Garden”, featuring unique gifts for your favourite gardener! The shop is also open daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. during the holiday season.
The annual Christmas display at the Floral Showhouse is part of the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland and the perfect compliment to any visit to the CAA Winter Festival of Lights. Meet the whimsical Snowflake Honour Guard at the Ice Castle at the Table Rock Welcome Centre, then visit the Victorian Candy Land at Queen Victoria Place and take a ride on the winter carousel overlooking the Falls for only $3 a ride, taxes included. Children 5 and under are free when accompanied by an adult (open daily until January 8 from noon to 8 p.m.). While there, stop in and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or make your own s’mores over an open fire.
The Floral Showhouse, located at 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, an Agency of the Government of Ontario since 1885. Niagara Parks operates to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while remaining financially self-sufficient.
For information, please visit www.niagaraparks.com or contact:
Acting Director, Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations
(905) 356-2241 Ext. 220