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Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

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The Biggest and the Brightest of All Winter Festivals in Ontario!

November 14th, 2020 –  December 30th, 2020

The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights returns this year with animated light installations and amazing projections – all of which will leave you spellbound! The festival literally shines up the entire Niagara Falls destination with its brilliance and dazzles people with its joy.

The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights is FREE and open to everyone! It takes place November 14th to December 30th, 2020 along 8 km of the Niagara Parkway and within Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and various tourist areas throughout Niagara Falls including: Clifton Hill, the Victoria Centre, Fallsview Boulevard, and Lundy’s Lane. Visitors should come out early and often to catch all the lighting arrangements throughout the festival.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has evolved in recent years with new lights, displays, entertainment, and signature events. Feel comfortable visiting the 38th annual event with wide-open outdoor spaces ideal for physical distancing measures. Take a walk through the parks, drive along the festival routes, and view the spectacular lights from the local restaurants and hotels.

The Winter Festival of Lights has grown into one of North America’s largest and most recognized holiday light shows, attracting millions of visitors annually and  hundreds of motor coach tours each year. Identified as one of the Top 100 Festivals on Ontario, Sponsor of the Year, Best Volunteer Program, Most Innovative Partnership, and the prestigious Events of Distinction Award from Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO). The American Bus Association has long recognized the OPG Winter Festival of Lights as one of its Top 100 internationally Known Events from 2005-2015.

Each year the festival is committed to keeping the Niagara Winter Festival of Lights: family friendly, free to attend and open to everyone. So bundle up and celebrate the power of light and community!

A snapshot from previous years:

This season’s edition will add 10 brand new 3D displays to the festival, including a gingerbread house, polar bears, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the Misty Kids Village and so much more! Enjoy light art exhibits including 2.4-metre-high letters that spell Play. The letters will change colours as guests play. It will be located in Queen Victoria Park.


Clifton Hill is generally lit up year round, but will be boosted by additional light displays during the festival. Warm white lighting with strands hanging down will adorn many trees in this area, making it look like Spanish Moss. Located at the bottom of Clifton Hill in Oakes Garden Theatre will be a grouping of beautifully lit spiral trees and bright accent lighting. Best of all, Clifton Hill is also home to numerous year-round attractions such as the Niagara SkyWheel and the Wizards Golf.

At the corner of Victoria Ave. and Clifton Hill, travelers will discover many light displays! Additionally there are a pair of arches above the Clifton Hill district entrance at both Ferry St. and Victoria Ave.

Clifton Hill Favorites

Catch other “must see” Festival favourites including displays like the: The Passage, Zimmerman Fountain, Oakes Garden Theatre, SkyWheel Post Mounted Displays, Noah’s Ark, the 2 storey tall Canada/US flag, the Royal Canadian Mounties, 3-D wildlife presentations, the Skylon Tower illumination, Parks Floral Showhouse and Queen Victoria Park’s  Path of Trees.

*For more information on the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights please visit*


There is plenty of parking just off of Clifton Hill that extends to the Skylon Tower. Easily accessible to all attractions and viewing the incredible light displays.

For directions to this parking lot, click the image below:

Winter Festival of Lights

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