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CAA Festival of Lights

Left: Niagara Parks entry display. Top right: Oak Garden Theatre pre-lit. Bottom right: Skating motif along the parkwayPhotos: [Angela Suba]




The Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls is an annual event that lasts most of the winter. The opening of the festival takes place around the time of the first snowfall in November and lasts until the end of January. Supported by CAA, the Niagara Parks Commission, and other businesses, the Festival of Lights makes a great evening trip with family or a string of outings with friends. Most events happen during the day or early evening but the festival takes place almost exclusively at night; no reason not to have a little fun in the dark!


Most of the displays are concentrated in the main area surrounding the Falls themselves. Within a fifteen minute walk of the brink and set within several park areas.

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Hours of Operation

Nov. - Jan. - Evenings

*Start and End dates varies



From Toronto:
(approx. 1 hr 38 min)


- Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way

- Merge onto ON-403 W

- Slight left onto Queen Elizabeth Way (signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie)

- Take the exit on the left onto ON-420 E toward The Falls/Niagara Falls U.S.A.

- Continue onto Falls Ave

- Turn left onto Clifton Hill

- Turn right onto River Rd.


- Destination will be on the right


From Fort Erie:

(approx. 25 min)


- Head west on Peace Bridge Plaza

- Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way

- Take exit onto ON-420 E towards Niagara Falls USA

- Continue onto Falls Ave/ Regional Road 420

- Take Victoria Avenue ramp to Falls

- Turn left onto Victoria Ave

- Turn right onto Eastwood Cresent

- Take 2nd right onto Eastwood St

- Turn right onto River Rd


- Destination will be on the left






The areas that the festival covers are rich in history and stories; one example would be the Zimmerman fountain. This fountain is named after Sammual Zimmerman who came to Canada in 1842. The fountain itself was first made in 1856 and is the last remaining piece of his estate that is now Queen Victoria Park.




Ownership & Management

Niagara Parks Commission

Admission Fee



Festival of Lights
6650 Niagara River Parkway
L2E 6X8 Municipality Niagara Falls



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.092444
Longitude -79.068386
UTM easting 342791.5321843605
UTM northing 4772891.395773424


7400 Portage Rd. South
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6T2
Tel 905-356-2241
Toll free 1-877-642-7275
Website www.niagaraparks.com

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