Aura, Let it Glow, A 5km Illumination Display, presented with the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

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.

This year, 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.

Festival Schedule

  • Nov 19, Opening Ceremonies
  • Nov 19 - Jan 27, Falls Fireworks on select dates
  • Nov 19 - 20, Laser Light Shows
  • Nov 19 - 20, Holiday Market I
  • Nov 19 - Jan 31, Toronto Power Sound & Light
  • Nov 25 - 27, Holiday Market II
  • Dec 2 - 4, Holiday Walking Tour I
  • Dec 9 - 11, Holiday Walking Tour II
  • Dec 23 - 30, Interactive Laser Booth II
  • Dec 1 - 31, Life on Display
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Toronto Power, Sound & Light Show

Nov 19 - Jan 31

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. The plant closed in 1974 and in 1983 it was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. In 2007 ownership of the plant was transferred to the Niagara Parks Commission who were tasked with re-purposing this spectacular piece of Canadian History. Watch as the historic Toronto Power Generating Station is transformed by a spectacular sound and lights show with dancing colours and patterns moving in time to holiday music broadcasted locally on 100.5FM!

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Life on Display

Dec 1 - 31

Whether flowers, plants, gardens or homes, communities, or civilizations, we often forget the complicated biological structures or engineered architecture that goes into them. Even more, we forget how similar these “structures” are, as though we inherently draw inspiration for the things we build from the natural world. This exhibit features both lifelike representations of real structures, as well as abstract, and imaginative reinterpretations of seemingly simple architectural miniatures. In the dramatic backdrop of the classic Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, this exhibit opens ideas and dialogue on the fascinating parallels in built environments, whether biological or man-made.

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Holiday Walking Tour

Dec 2 - 4 & Dec 9 - 11 // Self-guided

The Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour offers a self-guided circuit of beautifully decorated properties. Held over two weekends, it can be enjoyed at a leisurely walking pace or by hopping on and off a WEGO bus. Start at any of the 13 participating venues, don your signature Deck the Falls mittens and explore! Niagara Parks will feature a celebrity-designed display by HGTV's Jo Alcorn at Table Rock Centre. Use your included WEGO and Falls Incline Railway for fast access from your hotel.

Festival Map

Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies

Nov 19 6PM & 7PM

Queen Victoria Park

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies is a thrilling evening of family-friendly entertainment culminated in our flip-the-switch ceremony where we turn on the millions of lights for the winter season!

Niagara Parks Laser Light Shows

Nov 19 & 20, 25 - 27 6:30PM & 7:30PM

Queen Victoria Park

Enjoy a spectacular laser light and sound show to help kick off this year's Aura display, part of the official Opening Ceremonies

Niagara Parks Holiday Market

Nov 19-20 & 25-27 4PM - 9PM

Grand View Marketplace

This traditional winter market features themed gifts, crafts, food vendors, entertainment and more. Get in the holiday spirit!

Try your hand at life-sized board games like Jenga and Lite-Brite, browse food trucks and specialty vendors in our upper-level village, and take part in special workshops and activities like cookie decorating, woodworking, and writing letters to Santa.

Driving to the Market? Take our Park & Ride program from Falls Parking, next to the Horseshoe Falls, for WEGO transportation to and from the marketplace for just $5 per vehicle.

Toronto Power Sound & Light

Nov 19 - Jan 31 5PM - 11PM

Toronto Power Building

Watch the special illuminated display, carefully timed to holiday music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Tune in on your car radio!

Niagara Parks Holiday Walking Tour

Dec 2 -4 & 9-11 5PM - 11PM

Table Rock Centre

Experience the magical sights and sounds of “Deck the Falls” Holiday Walking Tour. This self-guided outing that allows you to view the beautifully decorated venues and enjoy the tour at your own pace, walking from site to site or by hopping on and off the WEGO bus.

Start the tour at any of the thirteen participating venues, you will receive an official Deck the Falls ticket booklet along with the information that you'll need to begin your tour. Ten stunning venues are handpicked and designed by HGTV & City Line professional designers along with student designers from Humber College that are competing for “Best Decorated Lobby” in Niagara Falls.

By voting on your favorite venue on the Winter Festival of Lights Mobile Application, you will have the chance to win a Niagara Falls Getaway, a package that includes hotel accommodation, dining and fun activities!

Niagara Parks Interactive Laser Booth

Nov 19-20 5PM - 9PM

Queen Victoria Park

Unique, interactive laser fun!

Falls Fireworks

See schedule below

Queen Victoria Park

Enjoy two special fireworks display during the Opening Ceremonies on November 19 at 6:40PM and 7:40PM

Additional displays are scheduled at 9PM on November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23-30, January 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Floral Showhouse Life on Display

Dec 1 - 31 9:30AM - 5PM

Fridays & Saturdays 9:30AM - 8:30PM

Floral Showhouse

Showcasing renovated miniature art pieces in a natural setting.