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Winter Festival of Lights: Canada’s biggest illumination festival

The 33rd season of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights kicks off on Saturday, November 21, 2015, with Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park.


This year, Winter Festival of Lights will feature new and innovative lighting for the upcoming season. The new enhancements will include laser light shows and 3D projection. The festival of lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland. During the visit, gaze at millions of sparkling lights along a 5km route, enjoy Niagara Falls ice skating at the TD RINK at the brink, be a part of grand holiday displays throughout the city, and groove to the beats at unique Niagara Falls events like the Christmas Concert Series. Get overwhelmed by the most enchanted Niagara attractions, which have become a family tradition for over a million locals and visitors from around the world.


The free festival features millions of dazzling lights throughout Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, the Niagara Parkway, and adjacent tourist areas. In 2015, catch weekly shows from Zero Gravity Circus in front of Queen Victoria Place. Be amazed by aerial artistry, high-flying precision and fire mastery.


Getting to the roots of it, the Winter Festival of Lights was founded in 1983. In the early years, on the starting of the festival, it attracted huge number of visitors. Today, the festival receives 1.5 million attendees and over 750 motor coaches each year as Niagara Falls continues its evolution into a year-round tourism destination.

When: November 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Where: Ontario

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