The Tradition Continues – Winter Festival of Lights Begins November 14, 2020

October 26, 2020 10:50 am

While we may be living in a new normal, a comforting, long standing annual tradition in Niagara Falls will soon be in place to brighten spirits. The much loved Winter Festival of Lights will light up the night when it begins November 14, 2020.

Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival, the Winter Festival of Lights features more than 3 million sparkling LED lights and spectacular displays along an 8km stretch of the NiagaraWinter Festival of Lights - Polar Bear Parkway, Dufferin Islands and Queen Victoria Park.

Festival viewing is a perfect winter destination that can be completed safely from the comfort of your car, or if you wish to get a closer view of the impressive displays, head out on foot from a hotel on Falls Avenue Resort.  Displays in Queen Victoria Park are a short walk from the Resort, and thanks to well marked walkways it is a peaceful and joyful walk.  Display areas are positioned to allow plenty of space for social distancing for a relaxed and safe experience.

New For 2020

Be on the lookout for 10 new installations to the festival.  The new 3D displays include larger than life polar bears, Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer, an outstanding gingerbread house, and the Misty Kids village.

Queen Victoria Park

The beautiful park that sits opposite Niagara Falls is home to iconic displays. Shimmering blue and white lights of the Zimmerman Fountain welcome guests to Queen Victoria Park, a colourful collection of spiral trees sits at the base of Murray Hill, and old growth trees throughout the park are dripping in light to resemble Spanish Moss trees and light up walking paths.

Niagara Parkway

Signature illumination displays can be viewed starting from the bottom of Clifton Hill and travelling an 8km stretch.  Along the scenic drive you will encounter the popular Canadian Mountie display, Noah’s Ark, brilliant heralding Angels, and light wrapped trees that shine in the dark.

Dufferin IslandsWinter Festival of Lights Innushuk

This 10-acre series of islands and walkways is a popular picnic area in warmer months, but in winter it shines as host of some of the Festival’s most beloved displays.  The nature theme features Canadian wildlife in brilliant light.  From a life size moose, to “Harvest Moon” featuring animated ducks, and a show stopping Woolly Mammoth.

Since its inception in 1982, the festival has grown in popularity and size garnering numerous travel and tourism industry awards and draws an audience of more than 1 million guests annually.

Experience the festival steps from your hotel with a stay at Falls Avenue Resort!  To experience the nightly illumination of the Falls from the comfort of a Fallsview Room check out Sheraton Fallsview or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview!