Enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights!
Canada's foremost illumination festival in its most famous address – Niagara Falls – as we capture the magic of the holiday season from November 9, 2013 to January 31, 2014 our 3 month winter long event!
We are extremely excited to announce that for the first time ever, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Bradley Thachuk, will play a live musical performance choreographed to the fifteen-minute fireworks extravaganza planned for Opening Festivities
taking place on Saturday, November 9th
at 8pm in Queen Victoria Park, along the Niagara Parkway.
We’re celebrating the Year of Korea in Canada in honour of the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War and the 50th Anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Canada and South Korea.
We invite you to join us for the free, all-day event which will host routines by traditional Korean dance and drum troupes; over 100 musical performances including YTV’s The Next Star Season 5 winner Brooklyn Roebuck, Funky Mama’s, Niagara Star Singers and more; ice sculpture demonstrations; food vendors; and children’s activities galore including: The Home Depot Santa’s Workshop, Meridian Credit Union Face Painting, Polar Express Train Rides, Magicians, Mural Art, Buskers, and Photos with Santa!
Opening Festivities begins at 2pm with a special tribute to Niagara’s Korean War Veterans, organized in conjunction with the Korea Veterans Association of Canada, Niagara District. The Ceremony will include performances by the Niagara Regional Pipe Band, Queenston Ladies Choir, and the Niagara Memorial Militaries Alumni Drum Corps.
At 6pm, the official ‘flip the switch’ ceremony begins. The two-hour stage production includes plenty of entertainment concluding with the live performance by the 42-piece Niagara Symphony Orchestra choreographed to the fireworks display. With the flip of the switch, we illuminate the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag display, Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, and the spectacular, two-story high, Zimmerman Fountain, not to mention the Religions of the World displays, and new this year, hand-painted lantern displays and a 50-metre Tunnel of Wish Lanterns from the award-winning Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival of South Korea.
Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights
The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario includes over 125 animated lighting displays and 3 million tree and ground lights which can be seen within the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, including the world’s largest illuminated Canadian-American Flag. There is no admission fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution ($5 - $10 per car; $1 per coach bus passenger), with proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays. A wintertime visit to Niagara Falls during the Winter Festival of Lights has become a tradition for over 1 million local residents and visitors from around the world.