Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Festival of Lights

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The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights invites you to join them as they kick-off the 2019-2020 season on Saturday, November 16th, 2019!

The family friendly Opening Ceremonies of the WFOL will take place in  Queen Victoria Park just steps from Niagara Falls’ brink where Murray Street meets the Niagara Parkway just steps from the Falls.

Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Festival of Lights

The Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Festival of Lights will officially kick off at 3:00 pm and run until 8:00 pm with fireworks launching at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Come out to enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, interactive displays and special guests over the course of the event. Children’s entertainment will include a performance by magician Greg Frewin, cast members from Oh Canada Eh? and Belle & the Beast by Linus Hand Productions.  The flip-the-switch ceremony is to start at 7:30 pm with greetings from dignitaries and a visit by Santa Claus.

Opening Ceremonies Fireworks:
Saturday, November 16th – WFOL Opening Ceremonies fireworks at approximately 8:00PM & 10:00PM

Full Opening Ceremony Schedule:
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Niagara Face Painting, Food Trucks, Tim Horton’s Coffee Truck, Home Depot Kids Workshop, RBC Experience (Photo booth, Kids colouring sheets, Leo the Lion, Plinko game & Canadian Olympians meet & greet), Life-sized games (Chess, X’s & O’s), Impulse illuminated See-Saws, Character Meet & Greets with Peppa the Pig, PJ Masks and appearances by WFOL’s very own Misty Kids!

Opening Ceremonies will feature performances by:

  • Cast members of Oh Canada Eh? at 4:00 PM
  • Niagara Star Singers at 4:45 PM
  • Elsa, Anna & Rapunzel in partnership with Linus Hand Productions at 5:00 PM
  • Spiderman, Captain America, Captain Marvel photos and Meet & Greet 5:00 – 7:00PM
  • International Grand Champion of Magic Greg Frewin at 6:00 PM
  • The Niagara Ballet at 7:00 PM

Flip-the-Switch Ceremony – 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
8:00 PM – Grand finale firework show synchronized to music

WFOL Opening Ceremony FAQ’s

There is plenty of parking just off of Clifton Hill that extends to the Skylon Tower. Easily accessible to all attractions and events, there is even a jolly-cut available to access Queen Victoria Park easily and efficiently, provided you have no mobility issues. For directions to this parking lot, click here:
No, the Opening Festivities is a free event! There are certain activities (i.e. lantern making) that DO have a small fee associated with them. The Winter Festival of Lights will also be collecting food donations on behalf of Project Share.
Activities will begin at 3:00pm rain or shine
Bring your family and friends, your camera and warm clothing!! Please do not bring outside food or drinks as they are not allowed on-site.
Yes, there are two options for washroom facilities — those located on-site and those located at Tim Horton’s (located on the south side (across from Murray Street) adjacent to Queen Victoria Park.
Opening Ceremony Grand finale is at 8pm. and later they'll be standard fireworks at 10pm

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