Niagara Falls Winter Festival Of Lights Set To Shine

Niagara Falls’ annual tradition of twinkling lights and displays will soon make its return to Niagara Falls and is celebrating a milestone!

Winter Festival of Lights

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights will brighten nights from November 12, 2022-February 20, 2023 with a spectacular 101 nights of lights!

The festival is marking its 40th anniversary with more than 3 million lights and 75 illuminations on brilliant display along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, in Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts. Visitors can drive or walk through the popular festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event which is Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival.  Guests at Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview will find that many of the displays are within a short distance of the hotel, with some of the colourful bursts of lights even visible from Prime Steakhouse-the hotel’s Fallsview Restaurant.

To celebrate this year’s milestone, there are a number of new experiences for visitors of all ages.  They include new displays and themed illumination areas including the Royal Promenade, Frosted Falls, Enchanted Forest and Great Canadian North, special illumination of the Falls every night, and family programing including 40 nights of free indoor family-focused entertainment and free photos with Santa in December.

Making the experience even more special, the festival will feature 40 nights of spectacular fireworks displays above the Falls. Winter Festival of LightsDisplays will take place on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm during the Festival dates and on consecutive nights during the Holidays from December 23-January 7 (excluding December 25). Two displays will mark New Year’s Eve, one at 8:00pm and another at midnight.

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is an annual tradition for many visitors, and to mark the anniversary, organizers are holding an Instagram photo contest. Visitors are asked to post their photos from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s with the hashtag #wfol40 for the chance to win an overnight getaway in Niagara Falls to experience the festival.

Experience the magic of the Winter Festival of Lights, Reserve A Getaway At Crowne Plaza Fallsview!