The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began in 1983 and is proud to be Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America, attracting over 1 million visitors and hundreds of motor coaches annually. It has been recognized as a Festival of Distinction by Festivals & Events Ontario and a Top 100 Internationally Known Event in North America by the American Bus Association for the past several years.

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of breathtaking colour, twinkling lights, animated and 3D displays throughout Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts such as the Clifton Hill District. The illuminations include the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower, Canadian Wildlife light sculptures, the Slyma and fifty wrapped trees in Dufferin Islands, Toronto Power Generating Station Light Show, plus the two-story tall Zimmerman Fountain, and Religions of the World displays.

The Winter Festival of Lights has a variety of signature events that happen during the two month event. It all begins with the Opening Ceremonies.


  1. Niagara Falls Winter Fireworks
  2. Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies
  3. Clifton Hill District Borealis Laserlight Show
  4. Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Post Review