Winter Festival of Lights-Opening Ceremonies
WE WILL KICK-OFF OUR 2018/19 SEASON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 WITH OPENING CEREMONIES IN THE NIAGARA PARKS!
Celebrate the start of Niagara’s most cherished winter tradition, the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, with your friends and family on Saturday, November 3, 2018! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment in Queen Victoria Park just steps from the mighty Niagara Falls.
The festivities will run from 11:00AM to 8:00PM with live entertainment, food trucks, interactive displays and special guests. Kids entertainment will run from 11:00AM to 4:00PM with appearances by the Paw Patrol, live music by the MiniPop Kids, the Home Depot kids workshop, the Heartland Forest train, air brush face painting and more! Starting at 4:00PM our feature entertainment takes over the main stage with country music stars Beverley Mahood & Friends including performances by The Julian Taylor Band, Brad Battle, Mac Sheppard, Jamie Warren, Leah Daniels & Beverley Mahood. Firework shows will also light up the sky at Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 & 9:00PM.
Admission to Opening Ceremonies is completely free!
OPENING CEREMONIES SCHEDULE
All Day Activities (11AM – 8PM): Niagara Face Paints, Food Trucks, Tim Hortons Coffee Truck, RBC Mobile Truck (Kids colouring sheets, Leo the Lion, Plinko game & meet Canadian Olympians), Life-sized Games (Chess, X’s & O’s), Impulse illuminated See-Saws, Betty Lou PhotoBooth, Hamburg Honda, Hug a Coke Machine and the Misty Kids
11 AM – 4PM: Therapy Tails, White Meadows Farms Maple Syrup Tasting, Heartland Forest Tootsie Express Train Rides (11AM-3PM), demonstrations by the Niagara Woodcarvers Association
11:00AM – 11:30AM: Hammer Quest 2, live music on the main stage
Starting at 11AM: A live ice-sculpting demonstration in the park
11:35AM – 12 noon: Storytime with Oliver Raccoon
12 noon – 4:00PM: Meet Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble from the Paw Patrol!
1:00PM – 1:30PM: Mini-Pop Kids Live on the main stage
1:35PM – 2:05PM: 283PAC live entertainment
2:05PM – 2:25PM: Storytime with Oliver Raccoon
2:25PM – 3:30PM: 283PAC live entertainment
3:30PM – 3:55PM: Mini-Pop Kids Live on the main stage
4:15PM – 5:00PM: Leah Daniels Live on the main stage
5:00PM -6:15PM: Beverley Mahood & Friends Live on the main stage
6:30PM – 7:45PM: Julian Taylor Band Live on the main stage
7:45PM – 8:00PM – Flip the Switch Ceremony
8:00 PM – Grande finale fireworks show
After Opening Ceremonies tour the 8km long illumination route featuring over 3 million lights throughout the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas!
*Falling for Niagara makes every effort to ensure event details are accurate and up-to-date. However, we strongly suggest that you confirm the event details with the organizer prior to attending to ensure there have been no changes.*