OPG Winter Festival of Lights

OPG Winter Festival of Lights

Nov 18, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018
Times vary
Queen Victoria Pk

OPG Winter Festival of Lights: Visit Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls. This winter the Festival will be celebrating its 35th season!

The OPG Winter Festival of Lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland. It captures the magic of the holiday season with beautiful illuminated displays along an 8+km route that travels through Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas.

OPG Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies

WHERE: Queen Victoria Park (6345 Niagara Parkway) 
WHEN: NOV 18 (6:00 pm & 7:00 pm)

Kick off the 35th season of the OPG Winter Festival of Lights with Opening Ceremonies like you’ve never witnessed before. An evening of family friendly entertainment that will take you into a world of dynamic Fire Dancers, explosive pyrotechnics, astonishing Laser Lights & a breathtaking Fireworks display!

Special Events

The following special events are planned throughout the season…

Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour

WHERE: Niagara Falls Venues
WHEN: DEC 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 (5:00 – 10:00 pm)

A Self-guided outing that allows you to view the beautifully decorated venues while partaking in exclusive interactive experiences. Along the tour a variety of fun activities will take place such as culinary & gourmet food sampling, holiday beverages, desserts & treats, fun photo opportunities, life size games, live music entertainment, craft workshops & demonstrations and more!
TICKETS: $35 + tax (on sale EARLY NOV)

Laser Light Shows

WHERE: Victoria Ave Promenade (at the Top of Clifton Hill)
WHEN: DEC 22, 2017 – JAN 7, 2018
(5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm)

The Borealis Laser Light Show will be returning to the WFOL with shows taking place nightly.  Bring your friends and family to a FREE interactive laser show featuring a spectacular show with a chance to draw a picture or write a message in laser lights!

Sparkle Lighting Awards

WHERE: Throughout Niagara Falls & neighborhoods
WHEN: DEC 13, 2017 (Judging Night)

The Sparkle Lighting Awards, presented by Cogeco, recognizes the best residential and commercial holiday light displays in Niagara Falls. Award winners will be announced on DEC 15, 2017.

Dufferin Islands

WHERE: Dufferin Islands loop (along the Niagara Parkway)
WHEN: NOV 18, 2017 – JAN 31, 2018 (Dusk to Midnight)

Dufferin Islands is decorated with beautiful illuminated displays wrapped trees, 3D Canadian Wildlife displays and the Sylma. WFOL Volunteers greet visitors at end of the loop!
FREE, but Donations are accepted 

Winter Fireworks Series

WHERE: Queen Victoria Park
WHEN: NOV 24, 2017 – JAN 26, 2018 (FRIDAYS @ 9:00 pm)
PLUS Bonus Shows:  NightlyDEC 23-29 @ 9:00 pm – for the holidays!
AND during Opening Ceremonies (NOV 18)

Make It Your Winter Tradition!


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