Niagara Falls’ annual Winter Festival of Lights is a winter tradition enjoyed by Niagara locals and visitors from all over the world who come to see Niagara Falls and the surrounding parklands lit up in spectacular light displays and fireworks. This year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights runs from November 19th to January 31st and here are three of the best ways to take it all in:
Take a walk through Queen Victoria Park – Queen Victoria Park is home to many of the Winter Festival of Light’s main illumination displays, including the shimmering Zimmerman Fountain. The park is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland, situated right across the street from the thundering Niagara Falls and next to the bustling Clifton Hill.
Drive along the festival route – This year’s Winter Festival of Lights includes a newly expanded 8 kilometre illumination route that makes for a truly spectacular drive. The route takes you past beautiful Niagara Parks landscapes, through Dufferin Islands with its three-dimensional Canadian wildlife light displays and over fifty sparkling wrapped trees, and around the city’s tourist district.
Watch a fireworks show – The sky over Niagara Falls is illuminated with spectacular fireworks on Fridays throughout December and January, with additional shows during the holidays from December 23rd to 30th. It’s a one-of-a-kind show that can be enjoyed from right in front of the Falls, in Queen Victoria Park, or from floor-to-ceiling windows in a Fallsview guestroom.
The Winter Festival of Lights is an amazing Niagara Falls tradition that is not to be missed. So start planning your Niagara Falls winter getaway today to experience the dazzling lights of the city in winter.
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