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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 November 18, 2017 to January 31st, 2018.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began in 1983 and is proud to be Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere 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

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.

For further information about the Winter Festival of Lights.

Clifton Hill district Laser Light Show
December 22nd 2017 to January 7th, 2018

5:30, 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30pm
Victoria Avenue Promenade at the Top of Clifton Hill

From December 22nd to January 7th 2018 the Winter Festival of Lights will be hosting Laser Light Shows on the Victoria Avenue Promenade. These shows will be free for the public to enjoy, each evening there will be two 15-minute shows taking place at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

Attendees can also have fun with our interactive laser booth where they can write messages or draw pictures onto a nearby building with laser-light.

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Howard Johnson by the Falls is one block to The Falls, Casino and Clifton Hill!