Winter Festival of Lights
Enjoy the Ontario Power Generation 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 mid-November to mid-January.
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began in 1983 and is proud to be Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premier illumination festival in North America, attracting over 1 million visitors and hundreds of motor coaches annually. It has been recognized as a Festival of Distinction by Festivals & Events Ontario and a Top 100 Internationally Known Event in North America by the American Bus Association for the past several years and was recently included in the Top 10 Canada’s best winter festivals by canoe.ca.
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays, located within the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland and adjacent tourist districts. The illuminations include the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, the two-story Zimmerman Fountain, and Religions of the World displays.
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 Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has become a tradition for millions of people from around the world.
Clifton Hill is home to a number of Winter Festival of Lights displays during the winter season. Displays include beautiful blue and red tree lighting at the base of Clifton Hill. At the foot of The Hill is an arrangement of illuminated spiral trees and decorative lighting at Oakes Garden Theatre. A large spiral tree containing ornaments and surrounded by presents is located at Grand View Marketplace.
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