Wintertime means Christmas time! It is also time for a family vacation in Niagara Falls. If you’re planning a trip to Niagara Falls this month, don’t miss the Winter Festival of Lights. During the holiday season, Niagara Falls is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland of lights. With numerous attractions and events, waterparks, and casinos, the festival has become a tradition for over one million people.
Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights, is one of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. The tourist districts display spectacular displays of lights and larger-than-life displays during the holiday season.
The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights returns this year with animated light installations and amazing projections—all of which will leave you spellbound! It will take place from November 12th, 2022, to February 20th, 2023. With its luminous joy and brilliant brilliance, the festival lights up Niagara Falls.
You will also get the opportunity to explore live entertainment on weekends! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment along the festival route and enhance your festival experience. The new indoor entertainment will be a great way to warm up and enjoy family time. With over 3 million lights and 75+ spectacular displays providing colourful visuals, Niagara Falls will be transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands, and across the tourist districts. Visitors to this popular annual event can bundle up and walk or drive through the festival route to explore the outdoor, self-guided experience and warm up indoors with 40 nights of free family entertainment options.
Alternatively, you can take in the spectacular lights from the warmth and comfort of a hotel or restaurant window in Niagara Falls, or drive along the festival route in your vehicle with family. The Winter Festival of Lights route is a total of 8 kilometres (5 miles), so some driving and parking may be recommended for those with young children and older adults. Paid parking is available in the Falls Parking Lot across from the Table Rock Centre, at Skylon Tower, Fallsview Casino, and on Clifton Hill. As a winter getaway destination, Niagara Falls has firmly established itself as one that visitors return to multiple times throughout the year to experience all it has to offer. This year’s festival organizers promise an extra special milestone year with even more to experience.
From 3D moose to a giant gingerbread house and pathways of illuminated trees, the Festival route will have you discovering a new favourite display at every turn. Twenty new displays were introduced in 2020, and eight more were added this year.
The city offers bucket list attractions, restaurants, and accommodations for everyone, regardless of whether they’re planning a family staycation, a romantic escape, or a girl’s weekend (so long as they don’t mind the chill from the crisp winter air).
This is an intimate, fun-filled, and festive opportunity to celebrate winter. It shimmers, sparkles, and shines as it catches the light. This is the ultimate winter and winter wonderland experience, with a view of the Illuminated Falls.