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.)
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!).
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.
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.