Niagara Winter Festival Of Lights Illuminates The Sky

on November 16, 2013


The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights is one of the best events of the winter season and Canada’s foremost illumination festival captures the magic of the holiday season from November 9 to January 31.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began in 1983 and attracts over 1.5 million visitors and hundreds of motor coaches annually. Recognized as a Festival of Distinction by Festivals and Events Ontario, the Festival reinvents Niagara Falls into a sea of colour with millions of holiday lights and 120+ animated exhibitions. The set-up is located with the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland and adjacent tourist districts. The attractions that are presented with holiday illuminations include Niagara’s Skylon Tower, the Zimmerman Fountain, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag and Religions of the World displays.

While there isn’t a charge to visit the displays, donations are accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contributions are $5-10 per car or $1 per coach bus passenger.

In addition to the displays of light, the Festival of Lights now also has included the TD Rink on the Brink as part of its appeal to visit. Patrons can skate on the rink and also enjoy firework displays during their visit to the Falls.

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