A must see event in Niagara Falls Ontario each winter is now underway. Running November 14,2020 through January 10, 2021, the Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival with more than 3 million sparkling LED lights and displays situated along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, throughout Dufferin Islands and Queen Victoria Park.
Since its inception in 1982, the Winter Festival of Lights has grown in popularity, and size garnering recognition from around the world as a premier festival and holiday attraction.
While the challenges of 2020 has lead to the cancellation of some notable holiday events, the Winter Festival of Lights continues to be an ideal winter destination. Displays can be viewed safely from the comfort of a car, or if you wish to get a closer view of the magical displays, areas are accessible on foot and are well positioned allowing for social distancing and a relaxed, safe experience.
New For 2020
The Festival welcomes 10 new installations this year. The new 3D displays include larger than life polar bears, Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer, an outstanding gingerbread house, and the Misty Kids village.
Queen Victoria Park
The beautiful park that sits opposite Niagara Falls is home to iconic displays. Shimmering blue and white lights of the Zimmerman Fountain welcome guests to Queen Victoria Park, a colourful collection of spiral trees sits at the base of Murray Hill just a short walk from our hotel, and old growth trees throughout the park are dripping in light to resemble Spanish Moss trees and light up walking paths.
Signature illumination displays can be viewed starting from the bottom of Clifton Hill and travelling an 8km stretch. Along the scenic drive you will encounter the popular Canadian Mountie display, Noah’s Ark, brilliant heralding Angels, and light wrapped trees that shine in the dark.
This 10-acre series of islands and walkways is a popular picnic area in warmer months, but in winter it shines as host of some of the Festival’s most beloved displays. The nature theme features Canadian wildlife in brilliant light. From a life size moose, to “Harvest Moon” featuring animated ducks, and a show stopping Woolly Mammoth.
Experience the festival and the nightly illumination of the Falls from the comfort of a Fallsview Room!
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