Winter Festival of Lights

November 3, 2018 - January 31, 2019 @ Queen Victoria Park
young child gazing in wonder at the lights
Queen Victoria Park 6075 Niagara Parkway
Festival / Family

Be sure you explore the amazing glowing light displays that make up the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada – November 3, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Each winter the festival captures the magic of the holiday season, so be sure to attend their brightest season yet!

The signature 8km long route travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts to transform the city into a winter wonderland. As a treasured holiday tradition for people from around the world the Winter Festival of Lights is attended by over one million visitors each season. 

The light displays include the iconic Zimmerman Fountain, fifteen three-dimensional Canadian Wildlife displays, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, Noah's Ark, the lights at the top of Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, over fifty trees in Dufferin Islands wrapped with lights and the Toronto Power Generating Station Light Show.

In addition to the breathtaking displays, the Winter Festival of Lights has several events that take place each season including Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park, Laser Light Shows, weekly fireworks, the Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, nightly Falls Illumination, the Sparkle Lighting Awards, Niagara Falls New Years Eve Concert and brand new for this year the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks competition.

There is no admission fee to view the lights but donations are gratefully accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution $5 - $10 per car; coach buses $1 per passenger), with proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays. Make it your winter tradition!