SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

January 03, 2013 11:05 ET

Niagara Ice Wine Festival Comes to Hotels Near Niagara Falls

Enjoy Three Weekends of Wine, Food and Entertainment Near Courtyard Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwire - Jan 3, 2013) - If your New Year's resolution is to eat better and drink less, you might want to put it on hold. The annual Niagara Ice Wine Festival kicks off the New Year with award-winning wines, gourmet food and outstanding entertainment, all available near this hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

For three weekends, from January 11th through the 27th, the annual culinary event will showcase Niagara's finest wineries and the talents of its best chefs. Attend tastings and pairings near this Niagara Falls hotel, and learn from the experts at seminars including All You Need is Cheese, where Deborah Levy from Dairy Farmers of Canada will show you how to pair your favorite cheese with wines and Icewines.

Guests of the Courtyard Niagara Falls are just minutes away from the Xerox Ice Wine Gala: The Ice Queen's Ball. Held at the Fallsview Casino Resort, close to this hotel near Niagara Falls, the evening offers Canada's largest tasting of internationally acclaimed VQA Icewine and table wines. Tickets are $175 and include cuisine prepared by the casino's top chefs, live entertainment and a silent auction.

If you want to pair a weekend at this hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada with a weekend at the festival, a Discovery Pass is the perfect way to make the most of your time here. For just $40 you'll have access to eight award-winning wineries and their food and wine tasting experiences. If you've come along for the ride (and the food) but will be spending your day behind the wheel, the festival also offers a Driver's Discovery Pass for $30, which includes mocktails. Passes are good for January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27; without the pass, individual pricing per experience is $10 unless stated otherwise.

To see the festival's full "menu" of events and experiences, and to purchase your Discovery Pass, visit

About the Courtyard Niagara Falls
Located just a ten-minute walk from the gorgeous falls, the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls offers a prime location, oversized guest rooms and public spaces and a modern stay that can keep up with your business and personal needs. Arrive to the reinvented lobby space, where personal check-in kiosks, an interactive and informational GoBoard, free Wi-Fi and flexible spaces offer opportunities for work and relaxation. Once you've checked into this Clifton Hill hotel, head to your spacious guestroom, where you'll find a desk, coffee/tea service, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and cable TV. If you want to make your stay extra special, romantic suites include a fireplace and whirlpool; two-room suites are perfect for families. If you've got the kids in tow, this Ontario hotel offers an indoor pool and games room and casual dining atmosphere at T.G.I. Fridays where kids under 12 eat for only $4.99. For a grownup night on the town, the newly renovated Keg Steakhouse & Bar features a menu of tempting seafood and steaks and an extensive wine list. Nearby explore shopping, casinos, entertainment and dining, plus active adventures including biking and hiking trails. If you're here for work, this hotel offers business-friendly amenities including more than 1,200 sq. ft. of meeting space, a fitness centre, 24-hour business centre, 24/7 Market offering snacks and beverages, two pools and sauna.

Contact Information

    Courtyard Niagara Falls
    5950 Victoria Ave
    Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3L7