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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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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 Winter Festival of Lights throughout the entire 56-km Niagara Parks.

Aura, Let it Glow

Niagara Parks Winter Marketplace

November 16-18 & 23-25

Join us for the Winter Marketplace at Niagara Parks, part of Aura in partnership with the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. This year’s holiday market features local food, beverages, and one-of-a-kind craft vendors in holiday-themed outdoor cabins.

Help Niagara Parks launch Aura with a magical tree-lighting ceremony in Queen Victoria Park on November 16th at 7pm. This year’s 30-foot Blue Spruce, set next to the Illumination Tower, will be decked head to toe in festive lights and cheer!

WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS + AURA EXHIBITS

Niagara Parks will officially unveil its 2018 illumination displays on November 16, marking the beginning of Aura: Let it Glow, part of the Winter Festival of Lights.

NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 23, 24 & 30

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 – 24, 26 – 29, & 30

JANUARY 2019

Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FIREWORKS SCHEDULE

The Winter Festival of Lights Fireworks series, presented by Fallsview Casino, begins with a special show on Saturday November 3 at 9 p.m., part of the Winter Festival of Lights opening ceremonies.

Enjoy displays every Friday night at 9 p.m. from November 9 through January 25, 2019. Special displays daily December 23 – 29, with two displays on New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. and midnight.

FEATURED ILLUMINATIONS

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.

WHERE TO PARK & MORE

Parking and transportation throughout Niagara Parks has never been easier. Choose from several options to explore this year’s Aura and Winter Festival of Lights at your convenience:

PAID PARKING

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.

WEGO TRANSPORTATION

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 for Aura: Let it Glow and the Winter Festival of Lights.

FESTIVAL MAP

Explore our interactive map for the best viewing areas, parking, festival nodes and more!

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