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101 Magical Nights-Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights!

Planning a visit to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark? Make time to visit the 40th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights!  Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls will once again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights and displays when the 2022/23 festival brightens the night from November 12, 2022-February 20, 2023.

More than 3 million lights and more than 75 displays will shine along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts.  Visitors can drive or walk through the popular festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event which is Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival. If your visit to the Waterpark includes a stay at a Falls Avenue Resort Hotel then you will find many of the vibrant displays a short walk from your hotel.

To celebrate this year’s milestone, there are a number of new experiences for visitors. They include free indoor family entertainment, special illumination of the Falls every night, free photos with Santa in December, and new displays and themed illumination areas including the Royal Promenade, Frosted Falls, Enchanted Forest and Great Canadian North.

Fireworks Above The Falls

Fireworks over the Falls

The festival will also feature 40 nights of spectacular fireworks displays above the Falls. Displays will take place on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm during the Festival dates and on consecutive nights during the Holidays from December 23-January 7 (excluding December 25). Two displays will mark New Year’s Eve, one at 8:00pm and another at midnight.

FREE Family Entertainment

Adding to the excitement are 40 nights of FREE family entertainment. Make Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview a stop in your itinerary to take in a fun and interactive show. From magicians to jugglers, these performers are sure to wow a crowd. Shows are 6:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays from November 12-February 20, with shows daily from December 23-January 8 (excluding December 25 and 31).

New Hot Chocolate Trail

Hershey's Hot Chocolate Trail

A sweet new addition to the Festival is the Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail. Participating Niagara Falls Hotel and restaurants throughout the tourist district are offering specialty cups of the decadent drink. Visitors can expect unique and exciting flavours at set prices. From Candy Cane Hot Chocolate finished with Whipped cream and a Hershey Kiss, to Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate at Marriott on the Falls, there is a flavour for everyone. Some venues are offering spiked versions featuring flavoured liquers or add-in’s. The Hot Chocolate Trail is available each day of the festival

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is an annual tradition for many visitors, and to mark the anniversary, organizers are holding an Instagram photo contest. Visitors are asked to post their photos from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s with the hashtag #wfol40 for the chance to win an overnight getaway in Niagara Falls to experience the festival.

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