Dec 13 2018

Winter Festival of Lights

Visit Canada’s foremost illumination festival the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada – November 18th, 2017 to January 31st, 2018. Each winter we capture the magic of the holiday season, and this winter will mark our 35th season, be sure to attend our brightest season yet!

Tour our 8km long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts. As a treasured holiday tradition for people from around the world the Winter Festival of Lights is attended by over one million visitors each season. Download the WFOL Mobile Application for our route map, Events Schedule and much more!

The illuminations include our iconic Zimmerman Fountain, three dimensional Canadian Wildlife displays including Moose, Deer and Bison in Dufferin Islands, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, Noah’s Ark, the illumination of Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, over fifty trees in Dufferin Islands wrapped with lights in Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Generating Station Light Show.

Recent additions include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles displays on the Victoria Avenue Promenade, the Inukshuk in Dufferin Islands, a new 3D Projection Mapping Show on the Oakes Hotel on Fallsview Boulevard, median lighting in Queen Victoria Park and lighting of the Canadian Niagara Power Plant.

In addition to the its illuminations and displays, the Winter Festival of Lights also has several events taking place each season including Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park, Laser Light Shows, weekly fireworks presented by Fallsview Casino, the Fallsview Sound & Light Show on the Oakes Hotel, the Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, nightly Falls Illumination, Festival of Stars Concerts, the Sparkle Lighting Awards, Niagara Falls New Years Eve Concert & the Niagara Falls Icewine Festival.


There is no admission fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution ($5 – $10 per car; coach bus’s $1 per passenger), with proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays. Make it your winter tradition



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