Cool As Ice Gala, Niagara’s Exquisite Icewine Gala Returns to the Niagara Parks Power Station

November 21, 2023

Niagara Parks

  • Niagara Icewine Festival and Niagara Parks team up to present the Cool As Ice Gala at the Niagara Parks Power Station on January 13, 2024
  • Exclusive event at Niagara Falls’ newest attraction, features the region’s top wineries and restaurants, live entertainment, endless photo backdrops and more
  • Tickets are already 50% sold out; for more information and to purchase your ticket, visit niagarawinefestival.com

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Icewine Festival and Niagara Parks are thrilled to announce that the Cool As Ice Gala, formerly the Niagara Icewine Gala, will be returning to the Niagara Parks Power Station on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 7 p.m.

A highlight of Niagara’s renowned Icewine Festival, this unforgettable all-inclusive evening will dazzle guests with premium Icewine pours from Niagara’s top wineries, onsite mixologists preparing craft Icewine cocktails and mocktails, local culinary delights from some of the region’s best restaurants, a live orchestra and DJ, dancing and immersive performances.

Guests will enjoy after-hours access to one of Niagara’s most buzzed-about new attractions, including the glass-enclosed elevator that brings guests 180 feet to the Tunnel, the original tailrace tunnel built in 1905 that leads to an all-new viewing platform at the base of the Falls. The grand generator hall floor of the historic power station will be transformed into the ultimate event venue, complete with gourmet food and wine stations and photo backdrops around every corner.

The Cool As Ice Gala features 25 participating VQA wineries from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Niagara Benchlands, culinary partners including Dispatch Restaurant, Bolete, Tide & Vine Oyster House, Niagara Parks Culinary and more, as well as a spectacular Icewine Cocktail Bar. Sample some of Niagara’s finest Icewines, sparkling and table wines, as well as Icewine cocktails, paired with gourmet delights prepared by Niagara chefs and crafted to enhance the wine’s natural flavour profile. For a full list of participating wineries and culinary partners, please visit niagarawinefestival.com

Cool As Ice Gala: The Details

Date:              Saturday, January 13, 2024
Time:              7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location:        Niagara Parks Power Station, 7005 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
Dress Code:   Winter Formal. In true Icewine Festival style, the power station’s stony walls keep the space quite cool and the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station’s temperature reaches temperatures below 60° F / 15° C. Guests are encouraged to bring wraps, scarves and suit jackets, as needed.
Pricing:           $225 per person
Learn More:   niagarawinefestival.com

Bundle and Save on Holiday Gifts

The perfect holiday gift for wine and food lovers or for those planning the ultimate date night out, tickets to the Cool As Ice Gala are $225 per person. Attendees to the Cool as Ice Gala receive 50% off their purchase of an Icewine Discovery Pass for the Niagara Icewine Festival. Icewine Discovery Passes include a choice of six unforgettable Icewine and culinary tasting experiences from 31 participating Niagara wineries. Tickets are available for purchase online at niagarawinefestival.com.


“We are pleased to once again host the Cool As Ice Gala, as part of our ongoing partnership with the Niagara Icewine Festival to offer this incredibly unique experience that showcases Niagara’s world-renowned Icewines, alongside top local restaurants, all taking place at an unforgettable venue – the Niagara Parks Power Station,” said April Jeffs, Chair of Niagara Parks.

“Last year’s Cool As Ice Gala guests were absolutely wowed by all there was to see, sip and savour at the Niagara Parks Power Station. It was such an incredible night that tickets for this year’s event are already 50% sold, and that’s before we’ve even released the details of an incredible Black Friday offer! We’re encouraging guests who don’t want to miss out on another unforgettable Cool As Ice Gala experience to purchase their tickets as soon as possible,” said Dorian Anderson, Executive Director of Niagara Grape & Wine.

About The Niagara Icewine Festival

The Niagara Icewine Festival is part of the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival and takes place January 12th through 28th across Niagara. This year’s Niagara Icewine Festival includes a weekend Discovery Pass self-guided touring program, the Cool As Ice immersive experience on January 13th and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival on January 20th – 21st and 27th – 28th. The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival is celebrating its 73rd year with support from generous sponsors, including the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, the Grape Growers of Ontario, VQA Wines of Ontario, the City of St. Catharines and the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.

For information, visit niagarawinefestival.ca or contact:

Dorian Anderson, Executive Director
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival
(905) 688-0212 ext. 117

Facebook: @niagarawinefest
Instagram: @niagarawinefest
Twitter: @niagarawinefest

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.