Visit the in Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada – November 15th, 2014 to January 12th, 2015. As Canada’s foremost illumination festival in spectacular Niagara Falls, we capture the magic of the holiday season Make It Your Winter Tradition!
The OPG Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario is illuminated with millions of lights within the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts. A wintertime visit to Niagara Falls during the OPG Winter Festival of Lights has become a tradition for over 1.5 million visitors annually.
A favourite winter attraction for local residents and visitors for more than 30 years, the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights helps people get in the spirit of the season by walking or driving the five-kilometre illumination route. Visitors can expect to see many of the iconic displays that have become favourites for attendees including the shimmering Zimmerman Fountain and the world's largest illuminated Canadian-American flag. This season the Festival will also unveil a number of brand new illuminations including 3D Canadian Wildlife displays and projection lighting that will illuminate the trees in Dufferin Islands animating the moraine with the lights choreographed music to create an audio/visual experience. There is no admission fee to view the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted by Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Islands (suggested contribution ($5 - $10 per car; $1 per coach bus passenger), with proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays.
This year the Festival will kick off with Opening Ceremonies in Queen Victoria Park on Saturday November 15th, 2014 the evening will include live performances on stage, greetings from local dignitaries, the flip the switch ceremony and a fireworks show. The evening will include two performances allowing families with young children the option to attend an early evening edition of the show.
The Winter Fireworks program is being Presented by Fallsview Casino Resort and will feature fireworks shows every Friday night at 9pm throughout the OPG Winter Festival of Lights season plus additional shows during the holidays.
Also occurring during the Festival is the Sparkle Lighting Awards, the Festival’s annual holiday lighting and décor competition open to residential, multi-residential and commercial properties. Judging for the Sparkle Lighting awards takes place on Wednesday, December 10th with winners announced shortly thereafter allowing the public to visit the top displays in the city throughout the balance of the festive season.
Ring in 2015 at Canada’s largest FREE New Year’s Eve extravaganza! ET Canada’s New Years Eve Niagara Falls always provides an exciting roster of musical talent for Canada’s largest televised live New Year’s Eve event, it all takes place in Queen Victoria Park overlooking mighty Niagara Falls.