Being in Niagara Falls during the cold snowy months gives visitors a chance to see the Winter Festival of Lights, an attraction that is not available during the summer.
Every year for over 25 years now, this Niagara Falls celebration has entertained and attracted over a million visitors a year to the area both local and from abroad.
With more than 125 illuminated displays and millions of lights sparkling throughout the Niagara Parks displays, that are made perfect with the addition of the mist of Niagara Falls creating a glistening cover of ice over the trees and shrubs making the displays look as though they are almost dancing.
Including such world famous displays as the Enchantment of Disney and the Worlds Largest Illuminated American/Canadian Flag, this event grows in popularity every year.
The displays are usually viewed best by car as they are spread out through several kilometres but many people can’t resist the temptation to get pictures of themselves standing next to one in the snow. It is at that time that the size of each of these displays is realized and the amount of work that went into them begins to be appreciated.
This "amazing showcase of lights" takes place from early November to early January and is free although donations are always welcome to help maintain and build on future shows.
If you are planning to take a trip to Niagara Falls between November and January be sure to take in this event while it's on as it is great fun for both children and adults alike.