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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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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!

New Featured Illuminations

Enjoy new interactive illuminations in addition to annual favourites at this year’s Winter Festival of Lights.

IMPULSE (NOV.16 TO DEC. 21)

IMPULSE (NOV.16 TO DEC. 21)

Swing on these illuminated seesaws to create your own light and sound composition that will give a pulse of warmth to the chilly winter night.

  • Concept: Lateral Office & CS Design
  • Production: Quartier des Spectacles
  • Location: Queen Victoria Park

PASSAGE

PASSAGE

Walk through the Passage for a stunning visual and auditory experience in this interactive light tunnel that explores our emotional connection with light and sound.

  • Concept: Serge Maheu
  • Production: Illuminart
  • Location: Queen Victoria Park

THE LOOP

THE LOOP

Sit inside this retro-futuristic musical installation and use the hand lever to activate animated fairy tale loops. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar.

  • Concept: O. Girouard, J. Villeneuve & Ottoblix
  • Production: Ekumen & Quartier des Spectacles
  • Location: Grandview Marketplace

ABSORBED BY LIGHT

ABSORBED BY LIGHT

Take a seat between figures absorbed by the light of their smartphones and experience the way technology affects our daily reality and interactions with each other.

  • Concept: Gali May Lucas Sculptor:
  • Karoline Hinz Location: Queen Victoria Place

LIGHT A WISH

LIGHT A WISH

Make a wish before you blow the fluffy dandelion seeds into the air! Light a Wish represents the moment the seeds disperse in the air, waiting to take your wish with them into the world.

  • Conception: Vikas Patil & Santhosh Gujar
  • Location: Niagara Parkway

TALKING HEADS

TALKING HEADS

Humans use 43 muscles for facial expressions, these giant heads use 4,000 individually controlled LED lights to show countless emotions.

  • Concept: Viktor Vicsek
  • Location: Niagara Parkway

C/C

C/C

Catch this clear acrylic bench switching from a dynamic shadow during the day to a colourful light show at night.

  • Concept: Angela Chong
  • Location: Floral Showhouse

BRIDGE OF RAINBOW

BRIDGE OF RAINBOW

This brilliant display makes the elusive phenomenon of a rainbow tangible while symbolizing open-mindedness and diversity.

  • Concept: Gilbert Moity
  • Location: Dufferin Islands

STRANGERS IN THE LIGHT

STRANGERS IN THE LIGHT

The little red and green figures we know from pedestrian traffic lights are more than just icons in this installation. See them come to life and escape their usual black box in these six-metre tall sculptures.

  • Concept: Victor Engbers & Ina Smits
  • Location: Victoria Avenue

RUN BEYOND

RUN BEYOND

Run Beyond focuses on the leap that we all make sooner or later in life: the leap to freedom. Which freedom that is? That’s up to you to decide.

  • Concept: Angelo Bonello
  • Location: Niagara Parkway

Make it your winter tradition

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

TABLE ROCK HOUSE RESTAURANT

Warm up with holiday-themed food and drink at the all-new Table Rock House Restaurant, located on the upper level of Table Rock Centre with an unmatched view of the Horseshoe Falls. Available only for the duration of the Winter Festival of Lights, this exclusive holiday offer will perfectly complement your festival experience!

Spiced Chocolate Torte, Wayne Gretzky 99 Whisky Eggnog Filling,
Cranberry Anglaise and Caramel Coffee Brittle
&
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Cappuccino,
Specialty Tea or Hot Chocolate
$15.00 per person
Price in Canadian funds exclusive of applicable taxes.

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

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.

WEGO TRANSPORTATION

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.

FREE SHUTTLES

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.

Discover the Wonder

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Save up to 67% on popular attractions and enjoy exclusive benefits while discovering the wonder of Niagara Falls.