The 30th Annual CAA Winter festival of Lights is fast approaching in Niagara Falls. It begins November 3, 2012 at the Outdoor Stage in Queen Victoria Park. Look for an exciting showcase including performances from your favorite Disney characters and the Festival of Lights Choir.
This year’s festival which is Canada’s foremost illumination festival will run November 3 to January 31, 2013.
There will be over 125 animated lighting displays and 3 million tree and ground lights which will be seen within the Niagara Parks Winder Wonderland.
There is no admission fee but there will be Festival Ambassadors at the exit of Dufferin Island accepting donations. (Suggested contribution $5-$10 per car; $1 per coach bus passenger) with proceeds used to continue this great lighting festival.
For more information please check their webpage at www.wfol.com
From the Niagara Falls Review (includes video):
With the push of a button by Mickey and Minnie, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights kicked off its 29th year Saturday night. The festival got under way in familiar fashion with a pair of free shows at Queen Victoria Park featuring magician Greg Frewin, the cast of the Oh Canada Eh? dinner show and local dancers and singers.
There were back-to-back Ontario Power Generation Opening Ceremony shows, but the first one ended with the illumination of the festival’s three million lights along a 6 km stretch of the Niagara Parkway.
The park was packed with thousands of people for the opening night events thanks to temperatures that were less frigid than normal. “It’s like an early gift. It’s a nice way to start off the season,” said Winter Festival of Lights general manager Dino Fazio.
The nice weather made the kick-off more appealing this year, said one of the many parents who brought their kids to see the Disney characters perform. “The kids love it because they get to see action – the characters, the Christmas music. It’s good for the community,” said Lorraine Bradshaw, who brought her nine-year-old daughter Kaitelyn to the event for the first time.