Winter Festival of Lights
Canada’s largest illumination festival begins November 16!
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 throughout Niagara Parks. Founded in 1982, the Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest illumination festival attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually. Experience the brilliance of the holidays with the Winter Festival of Lights!
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.
Explore this winter wonderland of nature-themed installations perched among the winding footpaths and bridges of the charming Dufferin Islands. Park your car and explore on foot to get up close and personal with these family favourite displays.
TORONTO POWER GENERATING STATION
Completed in 1906, the Toronto Power Generating Station was a key piece to Ontario’s energy production through the first half of the 20th century. Watch as this historic structure is transformed by a mesmerizing sound and light show with dancing colours and patterns moving in time with holiday music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, broadcast locally on 100.5 FM.
Enjoy brilliant holiday light fixtures adorning the exterior of the Floral Showhouse before heading inside to see the spectacular Christmas floral display. Poinsettias, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cactus and paperwhite narcissus are just a few of the festive blooms you’ll find at the Annual Poinsettia Show.
TABLE ROCK CENTRE
Stop by Table Rock Centre, located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and witness it come to life with breathtaking blue and white lights complementing the main attraction: the illumination of the majestic falls.
QUEEN VICTORIA PLACE
Multi-coloured lights twinkle in Queen Victoria Park with gorgeous fixtures throughout. Be sure to catch some of the new interactive displays that will bring your experience to a new level of enjoyment.
OAKES GARDEN THEATRE
Constructed to serve as a grand gateway for those arriving to Canada, Oakes Garden Theatre beautiful architecture is further accentuated by numerous illumination displays throughout the grounds.
WHERE TO PARK & HOW TO GET AROUND
Transportation within Niagara Parks and around the tourist areas of Niagara Falls is made simple with a number of available options. From the fully accessible WEGO bus system to park and ride shuttles, transportation throughout Niagara Parks has never been easier. Choose from several options to enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights at your convenience:
Paid parking is available 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 lots.
The fully accessible, hop-on, hop-off WEGO transportation system is your ticket to easily getting around the Winter Festival of Lights. With stops at major display areas and lines that connect to other key destinations in Niagara, it all comes together at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and Table Rock Centre.
Take advantage of Niagara Parks’ free shuttle service to get around the Winter Festival of Lights with ease and convenience. Shuttles run on Fridays and Saturdays starting November 22 until January 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Daily shuttles run from December 22 until January 5, excluding December 24, 25 and 31.