Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights 2015 is one of the most wonderful events of the year in Niagara Falls starting on November 21st and running until January 31st, 2016 (sing with us).
The 33rd annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights (a.k.a. Winter Festival of Lights to us local folk) is just 17 days away. It’s definitely an exciting annual event that we all look forward to every year. It’s the official start of the holiday season and the largest Illumination Festival in Canada. The city flicks on their “magic” light switch and Niagara Falls becomes alive with over 3 Million twinkling lights and over 125 animated displays.
Don’t miss an “all new” opening ceremonies on Saturday, November 21st in Queen Victoria Park. This year is full of excitement starting at 6pm.
There will be two shows at 6pm and 7pm and the highlight of the night is the CHROMATIQUE show, which will immerse the audience into a vibrant world of colour, light and sound. These innovative and unconventional performances will radiate fun, energy and excitement. Combining art, music and technology, CHROMATIQUE is an entertainment phenomenon full of surprises and spectacular effects.
Another dynamic performance of the night is a humourous number by the ensemble of dancing Tin Soldiers that brings the traditional festive spirit with its joy and cheer. Smiles are guaranteed – no one has ever resisted Tin Soldiers’ charm!
Picking up the winter holiday spirit, the mysterious LED Danza embodies grace and power of the light. The journey of the light that brings hope and happiness is told by the sublime beauty of this captivating dance. Created and produced by Creativiva Inc., this breathtaking theatrical show celebrates the start of the winter holiday season in Niagara Falls and will create an unforgettable experience for anyone who sees it.
Opening night is also your chance to see the debut showing of the Fallsview Sound & Light Show and to tour the Festival’s 5km illumination route to see the beautiful light displays throughout the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, Dufferin Islands and in surrounding tourist districts.
Following the two shows in Queen Victoria Park, the festivities will continue in the Fallsview District , debuting the “Spirit of Niagara” Sound & Light Show Presented by Fallsview Casino Resort and Tourism Partnership of Niagara at 8PM.
Year after year, visitors love the tradition of Dufferin Islands. This will be the second year that Dufferin Islands will feature the Canadian Wildlife displays including: a moose and bison, howling wolves, charging rams, bears, beavers, geese and deer. This winter wonderland also includes the Sylma, a 20′ x 35′ magnificent tower of cascading lights enhanced by projection illuminations on over 70 trees and a 30′ water feature which will be choreographed to music.
Also, if you tune into 100.5 FM during your drive through Dufferin Islands you will enjoy Christmas music to get you in the festive mood.
At 9pm every Friday night between November 21st and January 29th, the sky over the Horseshoe and American Falls will be lit up with a stunning fireworks performance. You will see as many as 20 fireworks shows this season.
2015-16 Niagara Falls Winter Fireworks over the Falls Performance Schedule!
Saturday November 21st two shows as part of the OPG Winter Fesitval of Lights Opening Ceremonies at 6:30pm and 9:00pm
Friday, November 27th
Friday, December 4th, 11th, 18th,
Nightly Fireworks Shows: December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th
Friday, January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Check out the opening ceremonies’ fireworks from last year.
All performances take place at 9:00pm unless otherwise noted. The fireworks schedule is subject to change; each show is approximately five minutes in length. As always, fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to poor conditions like high winds or rain.
And with the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights comes many other exciting Niagara Falls Events such as: ET Canada’s New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls (details will be announced shortly).
Looking for a Niagara Falls Festival of Lights hotel? The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is one of the closest Niagara Falls Hotels to this spectacular and traditional Winter Event.
Only 9 more Fridays until Santa comes to town (okay so we obviously love the holidays).