This year festival organizers have joined with Paramount Canada to produce a new lighting display featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

There will also be a special screening of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie at the Ripley’s Moving Theatre on Tuesday, December 16th.

The Niagara Parks have announced they have invested $300.000 on new lighting, programming and infrastructure. There will be new displays at Dufferin Islands featuring 13 new 3-D animal illuminations and a 20-foot-tall illumination designed to resemble a water fountain.

Niagara Falls Councillor Wayne Thomson summed it up when he recently said, “We are going in a totally new direction and it’s extremely exciting what is happening.”

The festival kicks off on November 15th at 6pm with a free ceremony in Queen Victoria Park near the falls. It continues until January 12th, 2015.