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 pf 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.

Experience special displays and activations across the park celebrating the rich natural and architectural beauty of the Niagara Parkway, during Aura: Let It Glow. Shop local craft goods at our Grand View Winter Marketplace, stroll through the illuminated paths of Dufferin Islands, and see the stunning Oakes Garden Theatre and Toronto Power structures come to life with vivid sound & light shows!

Aura, Let it Glow

Lighting Displays:

Dufferin Islands

Dufferin Islands

Explore a winter wonderland of enchanting illumination displays with the winding paths and bridges of Dufferin Islands as your backdrop!

Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

Illumination displays can be found throughout the grounds of Queen Victoria Park, between Oakes Garden and Dufferin Islands.

Toronto Power

Toronto Power

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 the historic structure 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!

Oakes Garden Theatre

Oakes Garden Theatre

Constructed to serve as a grand gateway for those arriving to Canada, Oakes Garden Theatre has been meticulously restored to re-affirm its position at forefront of Canada as a destination, and Canadian architectural heritage. During Aura, the structure's beautiful architecture is further accentuated by numerous illumination displays throughout the grounds.

Floral Showhouse

Floral Showhouse

Take in the stunning annual Christmas Display at the Floral Shouhouse featuring poinsettias, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cactus and paperwhite narcissus, free-flying tropical songbirds and many other Christmas surprises.

Table Rock Centre

Table Rock Centre

Table Rock centre located at the brink of the Falls transforms for the holiday season with beautiful decorations and as it hosts Deck the Falls Holiday Tours! Step outside to the brink of the the Horeshoe Falls and get a picture with our Canada 150 sign, on display through to January!

Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony

November 18, 6 & 7pm

 

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Niagara’s most cherished winter tradition! To celebrate this milestone season this year’s Opening Ceremonies will feature a trilling performance by NorthFIRE with spectacular pyrotechnics and flame effects from David Whysall Fireworks.

 

Fireworks Schedule

Join us in Queen Victoria Park for Falls Fireworks beginning Saturday November 18 at 9pm with the Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies! Weekly shows will continue every Friday at 9pm through to January 26 with fireworks happening nightly from December 23 to 29 and of course a special New Years Eve show on December 31 at midnight!

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Display Dates

More Aura Programming:

Grand View Winter Marketplace

Grand View Winter Marketplace

Join us for the second annual Grand View Winter Marketplace at Niagara Parks, as part of Aura in partnership with the Winter Festival of Lights. This holiday market features local food, beverage and one-of-a-kind craft vendors as well as family-friendly games and entertainment.

Lumina: Sound & Light Show

Lumina: Sound & Light Show

Join us as Niagara Parks shines a light on the proud 80 year history behind our extraordinary Oakes Garden Theatre. As a part of our Aura exhibit, and in association with the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, explore this outdoor sound and light exhibit and celebrate this exquisitely designed site of national significance.

Deck the Falls Tours

Deck the Falls Tours

Explore stunning venues within the tourist district in Niagara Falls including our Table Rock Centre and Floral Showhouse! Experience culinary and gourmet food sampling, holiday beverages, desserts and treats, fun photo opportunities, life-size games, live music entertainment, craft workshops and more!