The Biggest and the Brightest of All Winter Festivals in Ontario!
November 3rd, 2018 – January 31st, 2019
The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights returns this year with an all new international fireworks competition, animated light installations, projections and entertainment – all of which will leave you spellbound! The festival is marked with many weeks of celebration, which 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 3rd to January 31st, 2019 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. Festival organizers have carefully crafted a brilliant schedule to ensure a diverse variety of events happen each week over roughly two months. Visitors should come out early and often to catch all the distinctive events throughout the festival.
“The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has evolved in recent years with new lights, displays, entertainment, and signature events. In 2017, the festival attracted over 1.6 million visitors and our goal is to make the 36th festival even bigger and brighter!” said Tina Myers, Executive Director, OPG WFOL. “We are excited to unveil new interactive illumination displays featured at light festivals in Montreal and Amsterdam and we are extending the festival’s run to make it more accessible for people.”
Beginning 36 years ago (1982), 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!