4 Reasons to Dine at the Skylon Tower during the Winter Festival of Lights

The Skylon Tower is the place to be during the holiday season. As one of Niagara’s iconic landmarks, we offer a legendary view of the Winter Festival of Lights from both our revolving restaurant and our observatory that wraps around the top of the tower. Here are our top 4 reasons to dine at the Skylon Tower during the Winter Festival of Lights happening from November 18th to January 7th, 2024.

Tip: The Winter Festival of Lights displays turn on at 5 p.m. and run until midnight.

1. Restaurant with a Spectacular View of the Winter Festival of Lights

The Skylon Tower’s Revolving Restaurant is a celebratory experience like no other. Perched 775 feet above the falls, this unique dining experience offers changing views of the falls and surrounding area. The Winter Festival of Lights’ unmatched view from Skylon Tower is magical. Take our yellow bug elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls lit up by millions of lights. Its magical light displays turn the city into a winter wonderland, perfect for holiday photos. This dining experience is even more special because our restaurant slowly turns 360 degrees in an hour, giving you different views throughout your meal. It’s a stunning way to see the falls and the Winter Festival of Light displays on the Niagara Parkway.

Tip: The Skylon Tower Observatory is the perfect complement to your dining experience. After a sumptuous meal, make your way to the observation deck, where you’ll be treated to another breathtaking view of Niagara Falls. And the best part? Access to the observatory is included with your meal at the Skylon Tower Revolving Restaurant. From this observation deck vantage point, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the Winter Festival of Lights. The illuminated falls, parks, and the entire cityscape sparkle below. The Observatory offers both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, so you can choose whether to take in the splendour from the warmth of our enclosed deck or brave the chilly weather for a truly immersive experience.

Reservation Tip

The revolving restaurant is open for the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Reservations are highly recommended.

2. Fireworks & Illuminations Over the Falls Holiday Schedule

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a fireworks display over the stunning Niagara Falls. Skylon Tower provides an excellent vantage point to watch the fireworks shows. We’ve listed the dates and times below, so plan your visit accordingly for an extra dash of magic in the night sky.

Fireworks Schedule

  • November: 18, 24-25, at 8:00 pm
  • December: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-31 at 8:00 pm
  • December 31 * NYE at 12:00am
  • January: 1–7 at 8:00 pm

Reservation Time Tip

To see the falls illuminations, see the illumination schedule below:

  • November to December 31st, 4:30 pm to 2:00 am
  • January 1st–31st, 5:00 pm to 2:00 am

3. Holiday decorations

Each year, our dedicated team works diligently to ensure that by November 18th, all the decorations are in place, ready to coincide with the grand launch of the Winter Festival of Lights. From twinkling lights and a large indoor Christmas tree, the Skylon Tower is decorated with outdoor displays that grace our entrance as well, immersing our guests in the holiday spirit.

4. Ample Parking and Strolling Opportunities

Parking worries are the last thing you need during the holiday season. Skylon Tower offers convenient parking facilities, ensuring that you can park your vehicle and enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights with ease. After your visit to the tower, take a leisurely stroll around the area to explore the delightful light displays, holiday markets, and charming festivities in the heart of Niagara Falls.

Parking Tip

If you are parking, lot B offers ample parking to accommodate longer stays to stroll around the city. Most of the Winter Festival of Lights is in Queen Victoria Park, which is close to the Skylon Tower. This makes us the perfect place to eat before or after you visit the festival. Click here to learn everything about parking lot B for extended-stay parking.

The Skylon Tower is your gateway to an unforgettable holiday experience during the Winter Festival of Lights. So, bundle up, bring your loved ones, and get ready to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With its breathtaking view, festive dinners, holiday decorations, and easy access to the festivities, Skylon Tower is where your holiday adventure begins. Don’t miss out on this magical season in Niagara Falls!

Plan your visit now and embrace the holiday spirit with Skylon Tower

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