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The Annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights Niagara Falls Vacation

Welcome to Niagara Falls, home of the Skylon Tower & The Winter Festival of Lights!

The longest festival in the world, the Winter Festival of Lights runs from November 3rd, 2018 through January 31st, 2019. Imagine a magical realm where the trees sparkle with coloured lights, some wrapped up like candy canes, some with colours that morph and change, with three-dimensional representations and animated scenes, all intertwined with the beautiful Parkway landscape along the Niagara River. While you can drive through much of the Festival, nothing is like experiencing it firsthand, bundled up for the cold and snow.
From its more modest beginnings in 1983, the Winter Festival of Lights has built a following that continues to grow, as each new season sees newcomers and returning enthusiasts alike. The Winter Festival of Lights is an obvious local favourite, with lights every night, fireworks, laser shows, a holiday walking tour, and other fun events, and it has now grown into Canada’s largest illumination festival, attracting over 1.5 million visitors yearly. On the international scale, it has been ranked in the Top 100 Internationally Known Events in North America by the America Bus Association.

The Festival spans three months, from November through January, with new surprises and configurations each year. One of the latest additions is Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, which takes you on a whimsical trip to venues around the Falls, full of fun for friends, families, couples, and groups of all kinds! Your package includes transportation, activities, snacks, refreshments, photo opportunities, and a pair of mittens to keep your hands warm! This is one of the few events you will need advance tickets for. Of course, each year the Festival is kicked-off with the Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies, featuring lights exhibits, laser-light shows, fireworks, 3D animations, as well as local vendors, music, and the perfect outing for a winter’s eve.

As you may imagine, the Skylon Tower is one of the best places to capture a birds-eye-view of the Festival, to take a step back and and let it soak in from a different perspective. Now imagine watching the festival Fireworks from 775 feet above the Falls. Now we’re going to take it one step further and add a gourmet meal in our Revolving Dining Room. Talk about the best seat in the house! When you combine flavourful food such as our signature Surf & Turf, a view that overlooks the Niagara Falls skyline during the Winter Festival of Lights, and a fireworks show to boot, how can you go wrong? Time to capture those memories to last a lifetime. What are you waiting for? A link to Reserve Now?

If you aren’t already packing your bags, maybe a few more details will help. In the Winter Festival of Lights, there are over three million sparkling tree lights and over 120 animated displays, spanning five kilometres along the Niagara Parkway lighting area, which runs from the bottom of Bender Hill to and through Dufferin Islands! The Winter Festival of Lights is a family-friendly attraction that is also enjoyable for couples, friends, and anybody who just loves the beauty of winter.

There is no admission fee to view the displays, but donations are accepted here, as well as at the exit of Dufferin Islands. All proceeds are used to support the Festival.

For more information visit the Winter Festival of Lights official website. Check out our events page and coordinate a mini vacation out of it!

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