40th Annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights


The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is presented by Niagara Falls Tourism

An annual winter tradition, the award-winning Niagara Falls WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, Canada’s largest and longest running FREE outdoor light Festival celebrates a milestone 40th Anniversary with a new Hot Chocolate Trail kicking off 101 Twinkling Nights on Saturday, November 12, 2022 and throughout the Festival.

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger than life displays across the tourism districts.

NEW “Sparkling Winter Lights” Falls Illumination

To celebrate the beauty and majesty of the winter season and mark the 40th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, a new illumination light show “Sparkling Winter Lights” has been produced for Niagara Falls Tourism by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. The display features the subtle and sometimes harsh movements inspired by winter in the north. From gentle snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding over snowy tundra, to blizzards and the frosted falls; winter’s spectacle is exciting and magical.

The mighty American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls will come to life every evening with this tribute to the natural beauty all around us. The display is part of the regular nightly illumination of the Falls, with the five-minute lighting display playing through on the hour, at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm each evening between November 12, 2022 and February 20, 2023.

NEW Hot Chocolate Trail!
Hot chocolate lovers will be able to warm up with a hot beverage while exploring the Niagara Falls WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. This new self-guided trail leads you to all the delicious chocolatey concoctions created by chocolatiers, chefs and mixologists at some of the excellent restaurants and bake shops across Niagara Falls. From classic combinations with mint, orange and s’mores to inventive cocktails like a Velvet Kiss or a Dirty Snowman featuring unique homemade ingredients like flavoured marshmallows and even eyeball gummies – this year’s trail has 17 stops with 23 unique flavours to sip and savour (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options)