By Rob Lapensee
Happy new year! This weekend is shaping up to be one of wintry fun here in St. Catharines and Niagara. Here’s some of the top things to do.
Niagara Ice Wine Festival
Jan. 10-12, 17-19 & 24-26
The Niagara Icewine Festival, Canada’s coolest wine festival happens this weekend across the Niagara. Uncork the festivities Friday night and celebrate Icewine and all things VQA at the 25th Annual Gala. Plus, choose your wine adventure with a Discovery Pass and enjoy carefully curated wine pairings at participating wineries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 10-26.
Modern Masters: 2020 Exhibition Opening
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2-5 p.m. (exhibition runs Jan. 11 to Feb. 15)
The Gallery at 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines
Have you visited the Gallery at 13th Street Winery? Saturday afternoon would be a great time to stop in and check out Modern Masters 2020, the new exhibition opening this Saturday. The opening reception runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
An Evening with 54-40
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines
54-40 will rock downtown St. Catharines Friday night with an acoustic set and an electric set at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.
Twenty Valley Winter WineFest – Wine and Culinary Village
Enjoy some of the best local craft beverages and gastronomic pleasures in all of Niagara. In its 11th year, Winter WineFest takes place in magical Jordan Village from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival attracted over 11,000 visitors in 2019.
Brock Badgers vs. Toronto Varsity Blues
Meridian Centre, St. Catharines
Brock University varsity basketball is hitting the court in Saturday night in Downtown St. Catharines. The women’s and men’s basketball teams will ‘Paint the Meridian Red’ with a doubleheader. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m. The men’s game follows at 8 p.m.
Niagara Spring Wedding Show
Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre, St. Catharines
The 23rd annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show is delighted to bring together the Niagara region’s most trusted wedding professionals for all your wedding planning needs. This weekend shop, book, and plan for your big day, and find resources, tips, and vendors for your wedding all under one roof. Grand prize draw, swag bags, contests, product samples, demos, exclusive deals, fashion shows, and more