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    WFOL honours best and brightest displays with annual Sparkle Awards

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Four new homes have earned a place on the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Light’s Sparkle Lighting Awards list of top residential light displays in the city.

    The awards are an annual competition that recognizes the best residential and commercial property holiday light displays in Niagara Falls. Participants are judged on their overall appearance, attractiveness, creative illumination and colour coordination.

    Niagara Falls Hotels Get Ready for the Country’s Biggest Holiday Lights Event

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    From a MarketWired press release:

    Few things evoke the holidays as powerfully as a good lights display. And the Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls is about as spectacular as they come. Boasting more than 3 million lights and 125 animated displays, this annual event, now in its 33rd year, will attract thousands of spectators this winter. And offering them a front-row seat to all the holiday magic is the Courtyard Niagara Falls.

    The fun kicks off on November 21 when the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights impresses audiences with an all new lineup of opening ceremonies at Queen Victoria Park. Starting at 6 p.m., the event will include the CHROMATIQUE show (featuring art, music and technology) and a dance performance by the Tin Soldiers).

    Other opening night performances will include the light show LED Danza and the debut of the Fallsview Sound & Light Show. Plus visitors can tour the 5 kilometres of displays throughout the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas. (On the Dufferin Islands, visitors are treated to light displays of howling wolves, bears and other wildlife, while a 20-by-35-foot tower of cascading lights almost steals the show.)

    Niagara Falls, Ontario adds more sparkle to the season with fantastic festival of holiday lights, off-season deals

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    From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

    Does the home of one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders really need more sparkle?

    When it comes to the holidays in Niagara Falls, my answer is, “It may not need it, but why not?”

    For the 31st year in a row, the Canadian city is hosting a holiday light display that makes a visit to this touristy town 215 miles from Cleveland even more alluring in the off-season.

    “Off season” is they key term here. It’s downtime in Niagara Falls, so in addition to the light show, visitors will find a myriad of seasonal attractions designed to entice tourists, from fireworks to cupcakes. You’ll also find some good deals, and short lines (even at the border!).

    ‘Holiday Lights of Niagara’ opening soon

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Several business and civic groups are combining efforts to stage the Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail that will feature more than 60 illuminated displays in Hyde Park and around the city. The event opens Nov. 21 and runs through December.

    In addition, the event organizers said area business owners along Pine Avenue, from Hyde Park Boulevard to Main Street, and along Third Street to the Holiday Market on Old Falls Street, have been urged to decorate their store fronts to create an inviting atmosphere for families.

    You’ll find a steady stream of family fun at Niagara Falls

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    From Cleveland.com:

    Spectacular natural beauty. Gloriously tacky man-made fun. Niagara Falls is overflowing with both.

    We experienced the dual sides of the falls on a long family weekend excursion to Canada to see the holiday lights — and then some. And we loved most of it, especially our 4-year-old. So if you decide to head north for a bit of seasonal sightseeing, here are some of our favorites beyond the bright lights and big falls.

    Holiday Lights Shine in Hyde Park

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    WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo has a report (with video) of the Holiday Lights of the Niagara Trail:

    Families can now visit the Holiday Lights of the Niagara Trail. The first lighting took place Wednesday night.

    There are 50 displays located throughout Hyde Park in Niagara Falls. There are an additional 10 displays on Pine Avenue, Main Street and the new Holiday Market.

    The Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail is free and open to the public every night from 5-10 p.m. through December 31st.

    Ceremony set Nov. 23 to open Holiday Lights

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail, which has raised more than $120,000 for the United Way of Niagara since 2004, will open for this year’s season with a ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in Sal Maglie Stadium.

    Sponsors said there will be more than 50 lighting displays in Hyde Park, with 10 others along Pine Avenue, Main Street and Third Street to the planned Holiday Market on Old Falls Street. Individual businesses are being encouraged to decorate their storefronts in keeping with the holiday lighting theme.

    Holiday lights to shine bright

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The holiday lights will go on again Wednesday in the city.

    For the last six years, the United Way has been trying to re-create the theme of the old Festival of Lights, and this year’s re-creation promises to be the most extensive yet.

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