What’s New at the 40th Winter Festival of Lights

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Every year Niagara Falls Winter Festival of lights ups their game by bringing in new displays, themes and colours to improve the overall experience and impress visitors throughout the winter season.

This year’s Festival will continue and grow to 101 nights. The Dufferin Islands’ customary holiday loop will be accessible from November 12 to January 8, with all additional illuminations along the Niagara Parkway and BIA areas lighted during the Festival season.

Below we share some of the newest WFOL elements to explore with your family and friends:

New Displays

Lilac Trees

The Royal Promenade at Grandview Marketplace

Frosty Frame

The Royal Promenade at Niagara City Cruises


The Royal Promenade at Niagara City Cruises


The Royal Promenade at Niagara City Cruises


The Frosted Falls at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

New Colours and Displays on Clifton Hill

The foot of Clifton Hill is decorated in a new colour scheme this year with purple and warm white. We have our 3D animals which have roamed to a brand new location this year the City Path by the Skylon Tower.

Winter Festival Of Lights Fireworks

We have 40 nights of Fireworks to celebrate the WFOL’s 40th season

November: 12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8:00pm

December: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 26-31 at 8:00pm
December 31 * NYE at 12:00am

January: 1-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 8:00pm

February: 3-4, 10-11, 17-20 at 8:00pm

40 Nights of FREE Indoor Family Entertainment

New for this season, the Winter Festival of Lights hosts an indoor activation that features 40 nights of live entertainment to commemorate the festival’s 40th season each weekend. The Crowne Plaza and Americana Resort & Waterpark are the new locations for this programming.

Click Here For the Full Schedule

New Falls Illumination

Sparkling Winter Lights

A new illumination light show called “Sparkling Winter Lights” has been created for Niagara Falls Tourism by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board to commemorate the splendour and majesty of the winter season and the 40th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. The show incorporates the delicate and occasionally harsh movements that are inspired by northern winter. Winter’s spectacle is fascinating and wonderful, ranging from light snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding across frozen steppe, to blizzards and the iced falls.

Every evening, this homage to the natural splendour all around us will make the impressive American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls come to life. The show is a component of the Falls’ usual nightly illumination, and it will run for five minutes at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m. on the hour every evening between November 12, 2022, and February 20, 2023.

Hot Chocolate Trail

Warm yourself with a hot beverage while touring the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights this winter. This new self-guided path will take you to exquisite chocolaty creations produced by chocolatiers, chefs, and mixologists at some of Niagara Falls’ best restaurants and bakeries. This new trail has 17 stops with 23 unique and delicious flavours to sip and savour, ranging from classic combinations like mint, orange, and s’mores to inventive cocktails like a Velvet Kiss or a Dirty Snowman featuring unique homemade ingredients like flavoured marshmallows and even eyeball gummies (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options).



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