The City of Niagara Falls, Ontario has committed $600K to add new sparks to this popular winter festival. The festival began in 1983. The money is to be spread over two years beginning this year. This is in addition to the cities $342,000 fee-for-service agreement it currently has with the festival.

Plans for the festival for the next two years include3-D projection mapping on several buildings such as the former Toronto Power Building opposite the Floral Showcase. Graphics and music will tell a story that tells the history, arts and culture.

There will also be 22 days of laser-light shows and new animated family displays and programs that will move visitors throughout Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parks Commission has also said they will be committing $300,000 to upgrade lighting displays in Queen Victoria Park.

Niagara Falls Councillor Wayne Thomson says, “The new illumination program serves as a,” new beginning” for the festival.”

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights will be held between November 14, 2015 and January 14, 2016.