Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights

Escape this winter to Niagara Falls for the Winter Festival of Lights, presented by Niagara Falls Tourism, Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival.
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Winter Festival of Lights

Escape this winter to Niagara Falls for the Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival, presented by Niagara Falls Tourism. Experience the spectacular displays with 3 million lights along the Niagara Parkway, from Queen Victoria Park through Dufferin Islands and across Niagara Falls.

Attraction Package - Ontario Power Generation and Winter Festival of Lights

Explore this year's festival theme of "energy" along an 8-kilometre route filled with dazzling lights, interactive displays, and more. Whether by car or on foot, the wide open spaces and trails let you bundle up and keep your distance while enjoying this year's incredible exhibits. Visit these locations at Niagara Parks for our special lighting exhibits, part of the Winter Festival of Lights:

Falls Fireworks

November 12 - December 10, 2022 Fridays + Saturdays at 8 p.m.
December 16 - January 1, 2023 Daily at 8 p.m. (excludes Dec 25)
January 6 - February 20, 2023 Fridays and Saturdays (Bonus Show: Family Day)
Falls Illumination

Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.

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Poinsettia Show

A family holiday tradition for over 65 years featuring over 1,400 poinsettias along with cyclamen, azaleas and colourful lighting installations.

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Currents: Niagara's Power Transformed

This one-of-a-kind sensory experience reawakens the machinery of this iconic power plant through imagery, colour, lights, sound, and a breathtaking musical score.

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Queen Victoria Park

Explore a winter wonderland in Queen Victoria Park. Play amongst the giant illuminated moose and polar bears or meander through our fanciful winter sets, all with the illuminated falls in the background.

Visit Dec 9 + 10 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and take a selfie with the iconic Coca-Cola® Holiday Truck! Then, warm up at Tim Hortons and browse our Queen Victoria Place Gift Shop nearby.

The Queen Victoria Place decorated during the winter season
A lady observing the decorations at Table Rock Centre

Table Rock Centre

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Canadian Horseshoe Falls is Table Rock Centre, filled with a number of displays you can walk through for the perfect selfie. Don’t miss the joy of this enchanting stop along the route.

Hot Chocolate Trail

Warm up this winter season with a hot beverage while exploring the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. This new self-guided trail will lead you to delicious stops of chocolatey concoctions created by chocolatiers, chefs and mixologists at some of the area’s excellent restaurants and bake shops across Niagara Falls.

Visit Table Rock House Restaurant for our festive “Spiked Hot Chocolate”, made with locally sourced Wayne Gretzky Cream Liqueur and Kahlua. Check out the full trail map here.

Hot Chocolate Trail
Night Lighting at the Floral Showhouse

Floral Showhouse

Step into the warmth of Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse for the annual Poinsettia Show. Whimsical and inviting, you’ll find beautiful cyclamen, amaryllis, orchids and at the centre of attention, poinsettias! Don’t miss experiencing this Niagara tradition!

Dufferin Islands

Explore 10 acres of nature-themed displays inspired by this natural paradise. Whether you drive through or decide to park your car and explore by foot, this magical area is a key highlight for the whole family.

We hope you enjoy this year’s festival and members of our staff and volunteers look forward to wishing you a happy holidays. During the festival, if you enjoyed the show, consider a donation to help keep this annual tradition alive for years to come. Donations are voluntary and collected in Dufferin Islands.

Kids exploring the Dufferin Festival at night
Night Lights at the Niagara Parks Power Station

Niagara Parks Power Station

New this year, visit the Sandie Bellows Plaza in front of the Niagara Parks Power Station for some festive photo opportunities and must-see interactive exhibits. Make it a night to remember with Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed, an incredible sound and light show inside the heart of the station.

Niagara Falls Christmas Market

The Niagara Falls Downtown Christmas Market runs November 12 through December 18 every Friday (5pm – 10pm), Saturday (1pm – 10pm) and Sunday (12pm – 4pm) on Queen Street. Shop for gifts at a wide variety of specialty vendors, listen to live music, ice skating, photos with Santa and more!

Visit the official website for more information.

Niagara Falls Christmas Market

Make it your winter tradition

Learn more about other Winter Festival of Lights activations throughout the city of Niagara Falls.