Your guide to the Winter Festival of Lights

The holiday months are here and it is time once again for the spectacular Winter Festival of Lights. This stunning illumination event, the largest of its kind in the country, takes place very close to our Niagara Falls apartments. For today’s post, Panoramic Properties has compiled some insider information on this year’s exciting festivities.




The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights begins on November 15th and runs through January 12th. This over thirty-year-old festival uses lights and animation displays to magically illuminate Niagara Falls. The illumination occurs daily beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continues until midnight. The Winter Festival of Lights offers free admission, although donations are accepted. Katrina Court (6635 Thorold Stone Road) is less than a ten-minute drive from this exciting annual event at Niagara Falls (5499 Robinson Street).


Must-See Events


Many events are part of this local festival. Join in the excitement at the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The ceremonies will take place on a circular stage in the centre of Queen Victoria Park (6075 Niagara Parkway), a ten-minute drive from Weinbrenner Place (3401-3421 Weinbrenner Road). There will be live performances and greetings from important individuals from the community. If you want to see the official Flip of the Switch ceremony, make sure to attend the 6:00 p.m. ceremony, as the lights will only be turned on once.


Another event at the Winter Festival of Lights is the Niagara Falls Winter Fireworks. The fireworks will take place Friday evenings in November and December, as well as on December 22nd through 26th. Each performance begins at 9:00 p.m. The show is weather permitting and will be cancelled if there is rain or high wind.


Other Lighting Displays


The Winter Festival of Lights includes more than one hundred and twenty stunning displays all throughout the Niagara Falls area. For example, while the illumination of Niagara Falls is a festival highlight, you won’t want to miss the breathtaking Winter Wonderland. You will likely want to view this display from your vehicle since the lighting area covers five kilometres along the Niagara Parkway.


Panoramic Properties encourages you and your friends and family to dress warmly and have a wonderful time at the Winter Festival of Lights. You can visit the festival’s Facebook page for additional info and updates. For more information about our Niagara Falls locations, visit our website today.