What’s open and closed January 3 in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake


Published December 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm

So why are we creating a January 3 list of what’s open and what’s closed? Well, since New Years Day fell on a Saturday, some places close on the Monday either in lieu of being open January 1 or simply because they would have been closed on a Saturday (government, etc) anyway. So they get the extra day.

As the threat of the Omicron variant continues to increase, restrictions and capacity limits are back, meaning it’s best to call ahead for anywhere you want to go. Several restaurants in Niagara Region are back to take-out only with a small handful closed on January 3. If hours aren’t listed, it’s regular Monday hours.

Also take heed. Many listed here as open also said “hours may differ” due to the holiday but they don’t clarify what the potential hours might be. Again, call ahead – better safe than sorry.


  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharine
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Seaway Mall in Welland
  • All LCBOs
  • All Beer Stores
  • There are over 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and most will be open. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Silversmith Brewing, 1523 Niagara Stone Rd, Virgil Noon to 8 pm
  • Bench Brewing, 3991 King St, Beamsville 11 am to 9 pm
  • Lock Street Brewing, 15 Lock St, St. Catharines Noon to 8 pm
  • Niagara Oast House Brewing, 2017 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake 11 am to 5pm
  • The Exchange Brewery, 7 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake Noon to 8 pm
  • Cold Break Brewing, 193 St Paul St W, St. Catharines 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Niagara Brewing, 4915-A Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, 11 am to 10 pm
  • Blackburn Brew House, 8001 Blackburn Pkwy, Niagara Falls 11 am to 7 pm
  • Gretzky Estate Beer/Wine, 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake 10 am to 7 pm
  • All grocery stores are open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most bars and restaurants but call ahead to be sure
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • All Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions but call ahead
  • Most community centres and libraries but call ahead


  • All City and Town Halls
  • Federal and provincial government offices
  • Counterpart Brewing, 3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls
  • Niagara College Teaching Brewery, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Dragan Brewing, 100 Grantham Ave S Unit 1, St. Catharines (closed January 3 and 4)
  • Banks
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres


  • GO Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours


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