The Winter Festival of Lights
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 & Winter Festival of Lights Exhibits:
- Dufferin Islands
- Toronto Power Generating Station
- Floral Showhouse
- Table Rock Centre
- Grand View Winter Marketplace
- Oakes Garden Theatre
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!
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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Niagara Falls New Years Eve Concert
Queen Victoria Park – 8pm to 12:30am
Ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls and join one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve celebrations!
This year’s concert line-up will feature musical performances by James Barker Band, Jess Moskaluke, Simple Plan and Marianas Trench. This highly anticipated free show will begin at 8:00 p.m. as things kicks off in Queen Victoria Park. The outdoor celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area.
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with two magnificent fireworks displays, launched from the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower, at 9:00 p.m. and midnight!