Holiday entertainment in Niagara

With so much going on in Niagara Falls during the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it is first and foremost an illumination festival.  In fact, it is one of the premier illumination festivals in North America with more than 120 sparkling displays located along the stunningly beautiful Niagara Parkway, a five-kilometre lighting area known as the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland as well as in the adjacent tourist districts of Niagara Falls.

Within the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, you will see displays that offer a snapshot of Life in Niagara.  These feature the award-winning Niagara grape and wine industry, historic 1812 battles and a variety of winter activities such as skating, skiing and ice hockey.

You’ll also notice the world’s largest illuminated Canadian-American Flag, at three-stories tall it  morphs between the Canadian and American flags, in celebration of the nearly 200 years of uninterrupted peace between our two great nations.  Other displays include the Zimmerman Fountain display, at two-stories high and over 40 feet wide, its animation gives the effect of a cascading waterfall in brilliant blue and white LED lights; and, of course, a display dedicated to the Festival’s lovable characters, The Misty Kids®.

The Niagara Parks Police building also known as The Music Box has its illumination choreographed to festive music. This brilliant demonstration occurs every 15 minutes. Limited parking is available in the loop located in front of the building for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Also, be sure to keep your eye out for favourites like the Snowman Band, the Teddy Bear Parade, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police displays located in front of the Niagara Parks Police building.

These are just a few of the many events and activities taking place this season in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Take advantage of living so close to Niagara by joining in the festivities!