From the Niagara Falls Review:
Q: How long does it take to put up the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls? I’m also curious as to where they are stored in the off season.
A: It takes more than two times longer to put up all those lights than it does to take them down.
Niagara Parks Commission Chief Operating Officer David Adames said teams from Niagara Parks and Winter Festival of Lights spend about 10 to 12 weeks setting up the various installations.
I’ve been out a couple of times this year to look at some of the lights, but haven’t taken many pictures. The other day in my Google Photos timeline, a notification came up telling me to “remember this day”. It was the photos from last year’s Winter Festival of Lights.
So, I may not have this year’s photos, but here are last year’s (very much the same).
Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Suites.
I recently posted a few pictures along Queen Victoria Park from the Winter Festival of Lights. Last week we also drove through Dufferin Islands, but I didn’t take any pictures. I did however get a copy of the “Make It Your Winter Tradition” booklet. I’ve scanned it, and you can view it here if you are interested.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Not even half way through what’s looking to be another successful season, officials with the Winter Festival of Lights are already looking forward to a bigger and brighter future.
With a 10 per cent increase in vehicle traffic and a 12 per cent spike in donations at Dufferin Islands through the first three weeks of the 2016 season, event organizers are planning to expand in 2017 — the festival’s 35th anniversary — and introduce augmented reality features in 2018.
“We want to have something bigger for our opening ceremony (in 2017),” said festival executive director Tina Myers…
Myers requested council approve $300,000 for each of the next two seasons to help the festival continue to grow.
Last week I received the latest Clifton Hill Update email newsletter.
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I’ll be posting some more about the Winter Festival of Lights, but here’s a start. On the night that my wife and I went to Sparks Steakhouse, we went for a walk afterwards. Here are a few pictures of some of the lights. Make sure you also check out the animated gif I created of the Zimmerman Fountain that I posted to twitter.
From Niagara Falls Review:
There’ll be a prehistoric addition to this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.
Among the new additions to the 34th edition of the festival will be a 10-foot-tall 3D woolly mammoth as part of the Canadian wildlife displays at Dufferin Islands…
The expanded eight-kilometre illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway as well as the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane.
“For over three decades now, countless local residents and businesses have come together to support and promote what we feel is the best winter festival celebration anywhere,” Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said Thursday at a press conference at the Floral Showhouse.
The provincial agency this year invested $300,000 on lighting, programming and infrastructure improvements within Queen Victoria Park.