Canada’s largest illumination festival, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and organizers say it’ll be their “brightest season yet.”

 

The gorgeous display attracts over 1.5 million visitors and 750 motor coaches annually.

Illuminations include fifteen Canadian Wildlife displays, the Sylma and over fifty trees wrapped in lights in Dufferin Islands, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, the light show on the Toronto Power Generating Station, the two-storey tall Zimmerman Fountain, three-dimensional Angels at the Niagara Parks Police Building and a visitor favourite, Noah’s Ark!

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Plus don’t miss free programming like the Fallsview Sound & Light Show at the Oakes Hotel, Laser Light Shows at the Top of Clifton Hill and WFOL Opening Ceremonies in Niagara Parks Queen Victoria Park.

Check out the map below to locate the various light displays:

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The 2017 festival will run until January 31 of 2018.  Admission is free, but the event has a tremendous economic impact on the region regardless.  It’s estimated at $48.8 million in 2016.

Opening ceremonies on November the 18th will be held rain or shine in Victoria Park.  Showtimes are set for 6 and 7 pm and will feature a thrilling performance by NorthFIRE with spectacular pyrotechnics and flame effects from David Whysall Fireworks.

The Tim Hortons mobile truck will be on-site at Opening Ceremonies providing free hot chocolate, coffee and latte’s.

Bring the whole family to see the stunning entertainment show which will also be your first chance to see the illuminations and light shows this winter.

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