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Celebrating 40 Years Of The Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls will once again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights and displays! The 2022/23 festival is a milestone year as Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival celebrates its 40th anniversary!Winter Festival of Lights

Experience the enchanting displays when they brighten the night from November 12, 2022-February 20, 2023, an incredible 101 nights of lights.  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. Our hotel is a short distance from many of the vibrant displays, and experiencing the festival in person is the perfect way to add some magic to a Niagara Falls getaway that is sure to thrill guests of all ages.

To celebrate this year’s milestone, the festival has announced a number of new experiences for visitors. They include 40 nights of 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.

Making the experience even more special, the festival will 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.

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.

Experience the excitement of the Winter Festival of Lights with a stay at Skyline Hotel & Waterpark!

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