Winter in Niagara Falls is the time to experience partially frozen waterfalls, beautiful snow-covered parklands, the highly-anticipated ice wine harvest, an incredible New Year’s Eve celebration, and of course, the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights. This magical holiday tradition draws millions of people to Niagara Falls each year, offering an 8km illumination route that spans Niagara Parks landscapes, Dufferin Islands, and the city’s surrounding tourist district.
While visiting Niagara Falls during the festival you can expect to see amazing light displays like Noah’s Ark, a large Canadian-American flag, three-dimensional Canadian wildlife figures, over fifty wrapped trees in Dufferin Islands, and the spectacular Zimmerman fountain in Queen Victoria Park, right across the street from the Falls.
You can also experience the nightly illumination of the Falls, which has recently been improved with brand new LED lighting and an amazing weekly fireworks show that happens right above the thundering waters and is best viewed from floor-to-ceiling windows in a Fallsview guestroom. This year’s Winter Festival of Lights is on now until January 31st and is sure to enhance any winter getaway to Niagara Falls. The festival is completely free for people to experience, however donations are appreciated and collected at the exit to Dufferin Islands.
Make this holiday season unforgettable by visiting Niagara Falls during the Winter Festival of Lights and see the city transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland.