The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights has become an unforgettable winter getaway for friends and families for four decades. Over the years, the Festival has continued to expand with new light displays and events. With so much for visitors to see and do, there’s always another reason to return and enjoy the Festival multiple times over the 101 nights!
What’s happening this year:
- “Sparkling Winter Lights” Falls Illumination
- 26 Nights of Fireworks
- Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail – VIEW MAP
- Santa Meet & Greet with a FREE PHOTO, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation
- Misty Kids Colouring Contest
“Sparkling Winter Lights” Falls Illumination
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 18, 2023 and January 7, 2024.
November: 18, 24-25 at 8:00pm
December: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-31 at 8:00pm
December 31 * NYE at 12:00am
January: 1-7 at 8:00pm
The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights Hot Chocolate Trail
Warm up this winter season with a hot beverage while exploring the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. This 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).
Santa Meet & Greet with a FREE PHOTO
In December, Santa returns to the Festival on select nights for photos at Queen Victoria Place in Niagara Parks.
You are invited to visit the to meet Santa Claus and get a complimentary digital photo to capture this holiday tradition. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation
Location: Gingerbread House at Queen Victoria Place
Dates: December 3, 10, 17, 18, 23