Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights – with video

by GO GlobeHopper

The 39th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario is almost doubling the amount of time you can visit the winter magic of twinkling lights and larger-than-life holiday displays.  Thus, the new slogan of 101 Nights of Twinkling Lights.

This year, Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival begins on November 13, 2021.  However, instead of ending the first week of January, as it usually does, the festival will be extended to February 21, 2022.  Everyone is invited to this bright and joyous Niagara tradition to explore the beauty of 3 million lights and 75+ dazzling displays.  The vivid exhibits will adorn the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands, and select streets across the tourism districts.  Additionally, this year, family-friendly entertainment is planned along the festival route.

The extension of the festival has allowed for a two-part presentation:

Holiday – Part 1 of the festival runs from November 13, 2021 to January 9, 2022 with all the usual 3D animal and holiday-themed displays, including the popular Dufferin Islands loop within Niagara Parks.

Winter Wonderland – Part 2 runs from January 10 – February 21, 2022 and will shift the focus to a winter wonderland and love-themed displays that will encompass Valentine’s Day.  For this, the route will undergo a slight change and the new decor will replace the holiday-themed displays.

So, bundle up for a brisk walk along the route, or see it from the comfort of your vehicle.  A third option is to watch from a hotel or restaurant window.  The OPG Winter Festival of Lights route is a total of 8 km (5 mi) 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.

For more information on the OPG Winter Festival of Lights, please visit To learn more about the current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, click here.

⦿ To watch our video of the Festival of Lights, visit our YouTube video HERE and be sure to use the highest quality playback settings.


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