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.

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

Aura & Winter Festival of Lights Exhibits:

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!

Display locations

  1. Dufferin Islands
  2. Toronto Power Generating Station
  3. Floral Showhouse
  4. Table Rock Centre
  5. Grand View Winter Marketplace
  6. Oakes Garden Theatre
Niagara Parkway map with markers

Aura events and displays are located across the park, and with so much to explore,  having a plan for your visit is a great start! Use our interactive trip planner to create your perfect Aura experience!

South Queen Victoria Park

South Queen Victoria Park

Park for free at Dufferin Islands (1) and explore the most densely illuminated section of the park as you stroll through the paths of this incredible winter wonderland! The Toronto Power Generating Station (2) and Floral Showhouse (3) are just a short walk away as well!

Central Queen Victoria Park

Central Queen Victoria Park

Park at our Falls Parking Lot ($20) and take in the sights of the beautifully decorated Table Rock Centre (4) and of course spectacular Falls illumination every night at dusk.

North Queen Victoria Park

North Queen Victoria Park

Park at our Queen Victoria Place parking lot ($20) and make your way north along the parkway, taking in the various lighting nodes along your path. Shop for holiday gifts at our Grand View Winter Marketplace (5) from November 23 - 26 and conclude your evening with a stop at Oakes Garden Theatre (6) to enjoy our Lumina Sound & Light Show from November 22-26 from dusk to 11pm.

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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