Christmas in Niagara On The Lake

There is always a lot to take in during the first full weekend of December in Niagara On The Lake!  Friday evening begins with the Candle Light Stroll which is always a magical evening.  You can read all about last year’s stroll here!  We didn’t have snow this year, but it was sure cold enough to know it is almost winter!!

Saturday we go on the Holiday House Tour hosted by and benefiting the Rotary Club.  Six gorgeous homes dressed up for Christmas, several wineries for tasting the latest vintages and a few historical landmarks all decked out in their finest!  Unfortunately no pictures are allowed inside the houses, but I was able to snap a few (with permission) of some of the festive desserts in one home!

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me on a photo tour of a some of the sweet sites from a fun weekend….

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This is the Prince of Wales Hotel, which is a beautiful historic property always dressed up for the holidays!

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Since my daughter works in the Old Court House (which by the way is said to be haunted, as is much of the town) I was able to go up and take this photo of the crowd beginning to gather down below!

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  Did a little window shopping!  Visions of sugar plums were certainly dancing in my head my the evenings end!

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No-one with a sweet tooth will be left disappointed in this town!

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Festive windows both inside and out!

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We were not permitted to take photo’s inside during the house tour, but I did ask the attendant if I could snap a few of these amazing pastries and desserts with my phone and he gave me the okay!

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And yes, they are chocolate nutcrackers with mini cakes on their heads!  Does it get any better?!  Willow Cakes and Pastries have some very talented staff! My iphone photos really don’t show just how incredible their work really is!

Hope you enjoyed a quick tour of my weekend!  So much sweet inspiration, I have to get back in the kitchen ASAP!

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  1. It sure can be crowded, but we stay around the fringes and linger a bit to let the crowd get ahead. Strolling through the town lets the crowd get spread out a bit!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Happy to have you stop by the blog 🙂 We are gearing up for this years Candlelight Stroll this Friday night. It always signals the beginning of our Christmas season!!

  2. Coming from Flower Patch Farm Girl….I’m an expat living in NJ… I grew up in Ancaster, On. Love Niagara on the Lake! I spent many a Saturday afternoon with friends wandering the shops in my single days. Remember when Trisha Romance was all the rage? Does she still have a gallery in town? Great pics….those sweets!

    1. Welcome Lora! Thanks for stopping by. Ancaster is just a stones throw! Trisha Romance still has a gallery, in fact it is in her old home! Gorgeous victorian. I am off to the stroll again tonight so will be posting again next week with some up-do-date pics! Will see if I can get one of her new gallery!