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.
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.