Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls is on now until January 31st, 2017. This is a winter tradition that you do not want to miss! Niagara Falls turns into a winter wonderland, with over 2 million lights, fireworks, illuminations on the falls, and a grand display of lights all over the city. This was my first year attending with Niagara Parks, but I’ll definitely be heading back every winter. With close and convenient parking and free transportation shuttles, it was a fun and easy night out. Here’s what to check out at the Winter Festival this season:


Take an evening stroll along the Falls where you can spot the Illumination. Niagara Falls is transformed into a stunning, multi-coloured masterpiece every evening starting at 5pm. Watch the magical colours light up the falls for a breathtaking view unlike any other.


Holiday Light Displays

Along the Niagara Parkway, you’ll spot a collection of holiday light displays in many different shapes and forms. And by that, I mean rainbows and maple leafs! The lights really put me in the Christmas spirit. I could only imagine how beautiful this place looks when it’s snowing out.





Market Place

The Grand View Marketplace is full of holiday cheer. You’ll be able to find artisans with handmade gifts, bountiful food trucks, family friendly games, choirs, workshops and performances. It’s a great way to shop and eat locally!

Toronto Power Sound and Light Show

Watch the holiday illuminated display of the Toronto Power Generating Station on the Niagara Parkway from 5:00pm – 11:00pm. It’s timed to holiday music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra where you can tune in on your car radio to enjoy some festive sounds.



Let it glow, let it glow! To finish off the evening, enjoy a firework display at 9:00pm on November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23-30, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. This was ultimately my favourite part of the evening since I am a huge sucker for a grand show! Go early and find a cozy spot in Queen Victoria Park or watch from the Table Rock Centre.


I hope you’re able to make it out to the Niagara Winter Festival of Lights this season! I suggest making a weekend out of it and staying for a night or two! If you’re heading out here and are looking for other things to do check out this Guide to Niagara Falls.

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  • Rope January 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Huh! Whaaaa? How come I do87#n21&;t know about this hardware store and I live in Seattle?? Love the story. Maybe some day I’ll get a chance to pick up some knowledge from Frank.


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