November 12, 2022 to February 20, 2023
The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger than life displays across the tourism districts.
To celebrate the beauty and majesty of the winter season and mark the 40th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, a new illumination light show “Sparkling Winter Lights” has been produced for Niagara Falls Tourism by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. The display features the subtle and sometimes harsh movements inspired by winter in the north. From gentle snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding over snowy tundra, to blizzards and the frosted falls; winter’s spectacle is exciting and magical.
The mighty American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls will come to life every evening with this tribute to the natural beauty all around us. The display is part of the regular nightly illumination of the Falls, with the five-minute lighting display playing through on the hour, at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm each evening between November 12, 2022 and February 20, 2023.
Live Entertainment on Weekends! Enhance your visit to the Festival and experience family-friendly entertainment along the Festival route. The new indoor entertainment will be the perfect opportunity to warm up and enjoy more family fun. Stay tuned for the full event calendar.
Warm up this winter season with a hot beverage while exploring the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. This new self-guided trail will lead you to delicious stops of chocolatey concoctions created by chocolatiers, chefs and mixologists at some of the area’s excellent restaurants and bake shops across Niagara Falls. From classic combinations with mint, orange and s’mores to inventive cocktails like a Velvet kiss or a Dirty Snowman featuring unique homemade ingredients like flavoured marshmallows and even eyeball gummies, this new trail has 17 stops with 23 unique and delicious flavours to sip and savour (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options).
Share Your Festival Memories for a Chance to Win a Winter Getaway in Niagara Falls! Niagara Falls Tourism wants to share in all your Winter Festival of Lights memories and you could win an overnight getaway to experience this year’s Festival! Share your Winter Festival of Lights photos from the past 39 years on Instagram by tagging @winterfestivaloflights with #wfol40 for your chance to win. View full contest details here. PLEASE NOTE: The #WFOL40 Photo Contest is now CLOSED.