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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!

Winter Festival of Lights

The longest festival in the world, the Winter Festival of Lights runs from November 16th, 2019 through January 12th, 2020. Imagine a magical realm where the trees sparkle with coloured lights! While you can drive through much of the Festival; experience it firsthand, bundled up for the cold and snow.
From its  modest beginnings in 1983, the Winter Festival of Lights has built a following that continues to grow.  Each new season sees newcomers and returning enthusiasts alike. The Winter Festival of Lights is an obvious local favourite, with lights every night, weekly fireworks, laser shows, live entertainment, and other fun events. The Festival has now grown into Canada’s largest illumination festival, attracting over 1.5 million visitors yearly. The festival has is ranked in the Top 100 Internationally Known Events in North America by the America Bus Association.

Festival Length

The Festival spans three months, from November through January, with new surprises and configurations each year. One of the latest additions is Light Art Displays, which features artworks from Canada, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 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.

Skylon Tower & The Winter Festival of Lights

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 let it soak in from a different perspective. Now imagine watching the festival Fireworks from 775 feet above the Falls! Let’s 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? What are you waiting for? Reserve your table now.

If you aren’t already packing your bags, maybe a few more details will help:

  1. There are over 3 million sparkling tree lights
  2. Over 120 animated displays.
  3. Displays span 5 kilometres along the Niagara Parkway.
  4. They are also showcased at the bottom of Bender Hill
  5. Dufferin Islands is home to many nature themed displays

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 are plenty of photo opportunities! Bring your selfie-stick and snap your next profile pic!

Winter Festival of Lights Admission

There is no admission fee to view the displays, but donations are accepted at the exit of Dufferin Islands. All proceeds are used to purchase new Festival attractions.

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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