Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights

Capturing the magic of the holiday season, the Winter Festival of Lights features millions of dazzling lights in Queen Victoria Park and throughout Niagara Parks.
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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, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts.

As part of the Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Parks presents Aura: Let it Glow, bringing several incredible illumination-themed events to the Winter Festival of Lights throughout the entire 56-km Niagara Parks.

Aura, Let it Glow


Join us November 9 – 18 as Niagara Falls and the Winter Festival of Lights hosts its first Cascades of Fire: International Fireworks Competition, presented by Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

Experience 18-minute fireworks displays synchronized to music in an incredible series of professional pyrotechnics in Niagara Parks. Each weekend, teams representing countries from around the world will perform in this spectacular international competition.

At the event, tune in to Star 102.5 FM to enjoy the corresponding music with each display for the shows on November 16 and 17. All fireworks begin at 9 p.m. weather permitting.

Please refer to wfol.com for updates on the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition, presented by Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

Check out our interactive map below for the best viewing areas, parking information, and more.


Niagara Parks is the place to be to experience all six Cascades of Fire displays. With the launch site on the upper Niagara River, you have plenty of options to choose from. Parking at Kingsbridge Park and Rapidsview Parking Lot is $10, including a free shuttle to each site below:

Table Rock Centre

With access to Table Rock Centre, Elements on the Falls Restaurant, quick serve Table Rock Grill, Tim Hortons, indoor restrooms and more, set up right at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

Toronto Power Park

Directly north of the launch site, you’ll have an unobstructed view of these massive displays. It’s just a 10-minute walk (1 km) from the Falls Parking Lot (Lot A) next to Table Rock Centre.

Kingsbridge Park

Park at Kingsbridge Park, south of the launch site, for an alternative viewing experience. The illumination of the falls will peak over the horizon, with the sparkling lights of the Niagara Falls skyline as your backdrop.

Niagara Parks Winter Marketplace

November 16-18 & 23-25

Join us for the Winter Marketplace at Niagara Parks, part of Aura in partnership with the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. This year’s holiday market features local food, beverages, and one-of-a-kind craft vendors in holiday-themed outdoor cabins.

Help Niagara Parks launch Aura with a magical tree-lighting ceremony in Queen Victoria Park on November 16th at 7pm. This year’s 30-foot Blue Spruce, set next to the Illumination Tower, will be decked head to toe in festive lights and cheer!

The Best Seat
in the House

Tickets for the Fireworks Dinner Series are available now.


Niagara Parks will officially unveil its 2018 illumination displays on November 16, marking the beginning of Aura: Let it Glow, part of the Winter Festival of Lights.


The Winter Festival of Lights Fireworks series, presented by Fallsview Casino, begins with a special show on Saturday November 3 at 9 p.m., part of the Winter Festival of Lights opening ceremonies.

Enjoy displays every Friday night at 9 p.m. from November 9 through January 25, 2019. Special displays daily December 23 – 29, with two displays on New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. and midnight.


Explore unique lighting nodes across Queen Victoria Park, Oakes Garden Theatre, the Floral Showhouse, Table Rock Centre and more. Explore some of the featured displays from Aura and the Winter Festival of Lights below.


Parking and transportation throughout Niagara Parks has never been easier. Choose from several options to explore this year’s Aura and Winter Festival of Lights at your convenience:


Parking is available at Falls Parking, across from Table Rock Centre and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Entry includes in and out access all day. Paid parking is also available at the Floral Showhouse, Queen Victoria Place, and Rapidsview Parking.


The fully accessible, hop-on, hop-off WEGO transportation system is your ticket to everything Aura. With stops at each node and lines that connect to other key areas in Niagara, it all comes together at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls and Table Rock Centre.


Check back for information about convenient park and ride shuttles for Aura: Let it Glow and the Winter Festival of Lights.


Explore our interactive map for the best viewing areas, parking, festival nodes and more!

Cascades of Fire Teams

Meet the Competitors

Six renowned teams square off