AboutThe Winter Festival of Lights
VISIT US DURING OUR 35TH SEASON NOVEMBER 18, 2017 – JANUARY 31, 2018
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winter festival of lights
Enjoy Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls as we capture the magic of the holiday season! Our 35th season runs from November 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018.
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began in 1983 and is proud to be Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America, attracting over 1 million visitors and hundreds of motor coaches annually.
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays, located within the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts.
The illuminations include the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, fifteen Canadian Wildlife light sculptures, the Sylma and fifty wrapped trees in Dufferin Islands, Toronto Power Generating Station Light Show, plus the two-storey tall Zimmerman Fountain and Religions of the World displays.
Recognized as one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario
DID YOU KNOW?There were a total of 1,205,000 visits to the Winter Festival of Lights during the 2015/16 season with 82% of visitors being non-local.
The Festival’s new 3D Projection Mapping show had a total of 373,500
visits and generated $14.5 million in tourism related spending.
There is no admission fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands
The suggested contribition is $5 – $10 per car; $1 per coach bus passenger, All proceeds are used to enhance the lights and displays.