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Winter Concert Tips from Niagara Parks

Spending New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Since temperatures tend to drop a few extra degrees near the falls, it’s a good idea to dress in warm layers, take indoor breaks and stay active throughout the night. Plan ahead for your night keeping these tips in mind to make sure you’re prepared so you can fully enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls!

Dress in Layers

Dressing in plenty of layers is the best way to ensure you stay warm and comfortable throughout the night. Layers help draw moisture away from your body while trapping heat. Here are the basics to layering to help you plan your attire for the night:

  1. Wicking layer: This full body layer is meant to draw moisture away from the body. Consider wearing a light shirt, long johns and light socks. Stick to synthetic fabrics and avoid cotton because it extracts heat once it becomes wet.
  2. First insulating layer: Go with light fleece or thin wool. Avoid cotton here as well.
  3. Heavy insulating layer: This layer is intended to trap body heat. Heavy fleece or wool clothing are ideal.
  4. Wind/weatherproof layer: This layer is your winter coat. It will help trap body heat and protect you from wind and snow. Consider wearing soft shell pants (snow pants) as well.
  5. Warm hat: A lot of heat is lost through your head, so don’t forget to bring a warm winter hat!
  6. Gloves and mitts: Wearing thin gloves under thicker gloves or mitts is a great way to provide layered hand protection. You can also temporarily remove the mitts without exposing your hands completely when you need full movement.
  7. Sock and boots: Don’t forget to apply the same layering techniques to your feet! Wear thin socks under wool socks to wick moisture away from your feet, toward the wool layer. Wool is ideal because it stays warm even when wet. Avoid tight footwear as this restricts circulation.

Take Breaks from the Cold

Take indoor breaks throughout the night to give your body a break from the cold. Look for WEGO warming buses in front of Queen Victoria Place if you’re looking for a place to spend a few minutes away from the elements. Queen Victoria Place Restaurant is open until 1 a.m. during the concert; head downstairs to the indoor Tim Hortons for a coffee or hot chocolate. Indoor public washrooms are also available here.

Stay Active

Generate body heat by moving around! This should be easy with live entertainment featuring all-star Canadian acts performing at the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert. Large mounted screens will show the concert stage so you can pick any spot and dance around wherever you’d like to help you stay warm!

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