New Years Day in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland and what’s open and closed


Published January 1, 2022 at 2:53 am

Open in Niagara

New Years Day in St. Catharines, Welland, Lincoln and Niagara Region falls on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.

FUN FACT: Who initially decided that January 1 was the first day of the year? That would be Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced a revised calendar in 1582. In addition to solving the issue with leap years by adding a day every fourth year, the Gregorian calendar restored January 1 as the start of the New Year.

So here’s what’s open and closed on Jan. 1, 2024.


  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba
  • Most convenience stores and gas stations, including those with convenience stores attached
  • Some Shoppers Drug Marts (call ahead)
  • Many restaurants will be open, especially in Niagara Falls but call ahead to be sure.
  • Movie theatres will be open throughout Niagara Region
  • Most Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions though call ahead


  • All LCBOs and Beer Stores
  • All major grocery stores, such as Fortino’s, Longo’s, Walmart, Great Canadian Superstores, Metro and Zehrs
  • All 60-plus wineries and 20 craft breweries
  • Government offices
  • All City and Town Halls
  • All St Catharines and Welland malls but because Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake are tourist designated, some of their malls may be open – best to call ahead
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • Arenas


Collection will be pushed back a day for the entire week.


  • Transit in St Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland will be running on holiday hours.
  • GO Transit will be running on a Saturday schedule. See HERE for times.
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