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Winter Festival of Lights 2020

Discover Canada's prime illumination festival in Niagara Falls

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates.

The Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter fairy tale. There are 15 Canadian Wildlife displays and over 50 trees wrapped in lights on the Dufferin Islands. You'll be able to see a light show at the Toronto Power Generating Station, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, three-dimensional Angels at the Niagara Parks Police Building, a two-storey tall Zimmerman Fountain, and a visitor favourite—Noah’s Ark! Don't miss the free Fallsview Sound & Light Show at the Oakes Hotel, WFOL Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park, and Laser Light Shows at the Top of Clifton Hill.

Visitors of the festival can see amazing Light Art displays created by international artists. Experiential and Interactive installations can be viewed along the Niagara Parkway and in Niagara Falls’ tourist district.

The Winter Festival of Lights is also famous for its fireworks shows. The first show takes place during flip-the-switch Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park. Also, Winter Fireworks Series by Fallsview Casino illuminate the night skies with spectacular firework shows at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the festival season.

The Winter Festival of Lights was founded in 1982 by The Ontario Power Generation and is the premiere illumination festival in North America. It is also Canada’s largest illumination festival, attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually.