Winter Festival of Lights

winter festival of lights

The Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a beautiful holiday wonderland with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays. Take your family to experience the magical glow of Canada’s largest illumination festival.

 

Opening Ceremonies of The Winter Festival of Lights

The Opening Ceremonies of The Winter Festival of Lights will be on Saturday, November 18th at 6pm and 7pm in Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Park!

This year’s Opening Ceremonies will feature a performance by NorthFIRE with spectacular pyrotechnics and flame effects with beautifully choreographed fire acts that will amaze. Featuring a diverse set of highly skilled variety circus performers and featuring fire hoops, poi, staff, swords and acrobatics.

Opening night of the Winter Festival of Lights will also feature two explosive fireworks shows over the illuminated Falls. These shows will take place at the end of the Opening Ceremonies.

ADMISSION TO THE OPENING CEREMONIES IS COMPLETELY FREE!

The Tim Hortons mobile truck will be on-site at Opening Ceremonies providing free hot chocolate, coffee and lattes!
Also the CAA Niagara Saving Squad will be on site providing warm beverages.

Take the family for a drive along the 8km illumination route, where millions of sparkling lights will illuminate animated displays and

PAID PARKING AVAILABLE

NIAGARA PARKS FALLS PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM TABLE ROCK, SKYLON TOWER PARKING LOT

5200 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls & Clifton Hill (4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario)

 

2017/18 LASER LIGHT SHOWS

Victoria Avenue Promenade at the top of Clifton Hill

The laser light shows take place nightly from December 22, 2017 to January 7, 2018 at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm

Admission is FREE!

Each show is 15 minutes long. The Interactive Laser booth where you can write a message or draw pictures is open between showtimes.

 

DUFFERIN LIGHTS

Dufferin Islands is home to the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays including three-dimensional Moose, Deer, Polar Bears, Fox, Bison and Geese. These displays range in height from 4’ to 11’ tall. This winter don’t miss our newest addition to Dufferin Islands- a gigantic Woolly Mammoth as you exit this area!

There is no fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by the Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution $5 – $10 per car; bus groups $1/person), with proceeds used to enhance the Festival’s lights and displays.

 

FALLS ILLUMINATION SCHEDULE

Dates Times
January 1 – January 31 5 PM – Midnight
February 1 – February 28 6:30 PM – Midnight
March 1 – March 11 7 PM – Midnight
March 12 – March 31 8:30 PM – Midnight
April 1 – April 30 8:00 PM – 1 AM
May 1 – May 14 8:15 PM – 2 AM
May 15 – May 31 8:30 PM – 2 AM
June 1 – July 22 8:45 PM – 2 AM
July 23 – August 15 8:15 PM – 2 AM
August 16 – August 31 7:45 PM – 2 AM
September 1 – September 19 7:15 PM – 2 AM
September 20 – September 30 6:45 PM – 2 AM
October 1 – October 15 6:30 PM – 1 AM
October 16 – November 4 6:00 PM – 1 AM
November 5 – December 30 4:30 PM – Midnight
December 31 4:30 PM – 2 AM

Here is a map of the Illumination Route:


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