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Plan Your Stay-Winter Festival of Lights Is Lighting the Night

If you are looking for an uplifting and safe winter experience, mark November 14 – January 10 on your calendars as the Winter Festival of Lights brighten the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights Innushuknight.

The annual tradition featuring more than 3 million LED lights and a spectacular displays that depict an array of woodland animals, Canadianna, and traditional holiday images. Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival, visitors can experience displays along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, including Dufferin Islands and Queen Victoria Park.

Festival viewing is a perfect winter destination that can be completed safely from the comfort of your car or if you wish to get a closer view of the magical displays, you can access areas on foot easily from a stay at the Sheraton on the Falls which is situated across from Niagara Falls and Queen Victoria Park. Displays are positioned with plenty of space to allow for social distancing and provide a relaxed and safe experience.

New For 2020

Be on the lookout for 10 new installations to the festival.  The new 3D displays include larger than life polar bears, Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer, an outstanding gingerbread house, and the Misty Kids village.

Niagara ParkwayWinter Festival of Lights Polar Bear

Signature illumination displays can be viewed starting from the bottom of Clifton Hill and travelling an 8km stretch.  Along the scenic drive you will encounter the popular Canadian Mountie display, Noah’s Ark, brilliant heralding Angels, and light wrapped trees that shine in the dark.

Queen Victoria Park

The beautiful park that sits opposite Niagara Falls is home to iconic displays. Shimmering blue and white lights of the Zimmerman Fountain welcome guests to Queen Victoria Park, a colourful collection of spiral trees sits at the base of Murray Hill, and old growth trees throughout the park are dripping in light to resemble Spanish Moss trees and light up walking paths.

Dufferin Islands

This 10-acre series of islands and walkways is a popular picnic area in warmer months, but in winter it shines as host of some of the Festival’s most beloved displays.  The nature theme features Canadian wildlife in brilliant light.  From a life size moose, to “Harvest Moon” featuring animated ducks, and a show stopping Woolly Mammoth.

Since its inception in 1982, the festival has grown in popularity and size garnering numerous travel and tourism industry awards and draws an audience of more than 1 million guests annually.

Experience the festival and the nightly illumination of the Falls in comfort at the Sheraton on the Falls!

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