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 entire 56-km Niagara Parks.
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 light displays perched among the winding footpaths and bridges of the popular Dufferin Islands. Park your car and explore on foot to get up close and personal with these family favourites.
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 spectacular sound and lights show. Dancing colours and patterns move in time with holiday music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, broadcast locally on 100.5 FM.
The holiday tradition returns at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse. Explore the grounds, including traditional-themed holiday light displays, before heading inside for the annual Christmas Display. Poinsettias, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cactus and paperwhite narcissus are just a few of the expertly-crafted features you’ll find from the Niagara Parks horticultural team.
TABLE ROCK CENTRE
Table Rock Centre, located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, comes to life once again with breathtaking blue and white lights, complementing the main attraction: the illumination of Niagara Falls.
QUEEN VICTORIA PLACE
Multi-coloured lights abound in Queen Victoria Park, with gorgeous displays throughout the grounds. Take a photo with our larger-than-life guardian angels, keeping watch outside the Niagara Parks Police headquarters. Outside Queen Victoria Place, Niagara Parks Aura’s signature Christmas tree steals the show.
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 & MORE
Parking and transportation throughout Niagara Parks has never been easier. Choose from several options to explore this year’s 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.
PARK & RIDE
Check back for information about convenient park and ride shuttles.