Niagara Falls WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Celebrates 40 Years of Winter Fun!
November 12, 2022 to February 20, 2023
Celebrating 40 years, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) will once again illuminate the city of Niagara Falls Canada for 101 Nights of Twinkling Lights from November 12, 2022 until February 20, 2023.
With over 3 million lights and 75+ spectacular displays providing colourful visuals, Niagara Falls will be transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts. Visitors to this popular annual event can bundle up and walk or drive through the Festival route to explore the outdoor, self-guided experience and warm up indoors with 40 nights of free family entertainment options.
Bundle up for a walk to see the lights up close (check out our Festival walking route ideas), drive along the festival route in your vehicle with family, or take in the spectacular lights from the warmth and comfort of hotel and restaurant windows in Niagara Falls. The OPG Winter Festival of Lights route is a total of 8 km (5 mi) so some driving and parking may be recommended for those with young children and older adults. Paid parking is available in the Falls Parking Lot across from the Table Rock Centre, at Skylon Tower, Fallsview Casino and on Clifton Hill.
Come for the lights and to reconnect with family and friends, stay for the colourful illumination of the city's famous waterfalls - a magical viewing occasion for all, every night of the year.
Make it your winter tradition!
The Winter Tradition Continues for 40 Years!
The Festival firmly established Niagara Falls as an unforgettable winter getaway destination with plenty to see and do for visitors who return to enjoy multiple visits throughout the year. Festival organizers are promising an extra special milestone year with even more to experience along the Festival routes. Here are just some of the ways the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is marking this special year:
- 40 Nights of FREE Indoor Family Entertainment VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR
- NEW “Sparkling Winter Lights” Falls Illumination MORE INFORMATION
- 40 Nights of Fireworks VIEW FIREWORKS SCHEDULE
- Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail DOWNLOAD THE MAP
- Santa Meet & Greet with a FREE PHOTO, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation VIEW SCHEDULE
- #WFOL40 Historical Images Contest
- Misty Kids Colouring Contest DOWNLOAD THE COLOURING SHEETS
Share Your Festival Memories for a Chance to Win a Winter Getaway in Niagara Falls!
Niagara Falls Tourism wants to share in all your Winter Festival of Lights memories, and you could win an overnight getaway to experience this year’s Festival! Share your Winter Festival of Lights photos from the past 40 years on Instagram by tagging @winterfestivaloflights with #wfol40 for your chance to win. Contest details at wfol.com.
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Last year the lights were beautiful I'm really looking forward to this year
We love going to see the lights. Amazing. Well worth the trip.
We always enjoy seeing the light display in the Falls and often take some friends with us on our visits. Last year's display was spectacular, very amazing and beautiful.
We missed seeing the "Manger scene with Mary, Joseph and the baby". Would love to see an effort made to bring it back as part of the display. Thank you!
Last year Niagra had a winter walking tour where you made crafts went on a horse drawn carriage ride,received chocolate covered marshmallows and received other treats at various hotels and other locations around the city. Anybody know if they are doing this again?
I’m going in two weeks. Anyone have any advice?
Are they doing it on the 25th?
Can you drive the 8 km route? Where is the best place to start?
Its amazing. Worth going over there i m planning for this year too