Festival of Lights

By on December 8, 2013

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many local residents and visitors alike. The festival, which runs from the beginning of November to the end of January, features 125 animated lighting displays and over 3 million tree and ground lights. Most of the displays can be found along the 5KM route along the Niagara Parkway and along the Dufferin Islands (Burning Springs Hill Road) route.

The lights have been broken out into three main areas:

Dufferin Islands

The Dufferin Islands route features many popular displays including the Noah’s Ark display and the Whale and Dolphin display. The route is lined by LED light covered trees that provide a unique viewing experience. Many other displays are available in the Dufferin Islands area including Moose, Buffalo, Wolves, Rams, and Beavers.

Winter Wonderland Displays

The Winter Wonderland Displays can be found all along the Niagara Parkway. Displays include the world’s largest Canadian-American flag and Canada’s largest Menorah. Family favourites include the Nativity Scene and the Snowman Band.

Enchantment of Disney Displays

The most popular displays are they Enchantment of Disney Displays. These displays can be found at the bottom of Murray Hill and feature many Disney classics including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cars, Fantasia, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Toy Story.

The festival is free of charge, however a small voluntary collection area can be found in the Dufferin Islands area.