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Niagara Falls planning unreal holiday lights festival this year

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From blogTO:

Canada’s largest lights festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Niagara Falls this year – and organizers say it’ll be their “brightest season yet.”

More than a million people from around the world come each year to see more than two million lights displayed throughout Niagara Falls during the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights.

“Tour our 8km long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts,” reads the Niagara Falls Tourism website.

This 8-km Trail Of Lights Will Transform Niagara Falls Into A Dreamy Winter Wonderland

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From Narcity.com:

Three enchanting places, two million lights and one legendary waterfall. That’s what’s involved in Niagara Falls’ annual Winter Festival of Lights, the most dazzling holiday tradition in Ontario.

Spearheaded by the Ontario Power Generation, the event is Canada’s largest illumination festival, attraction over 1.5 million visitors and 750 motor coaches each year. Beautiful coloured lights and animated installations are set up throughout the Falls, the Niagara Parkway and the Dufferin Islands, making up an epic 8-km trail of glowing lights.

Niagara Falls Tourism March 2017 newsletter

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I’m not sure if they do one every month, but Niagara Falls Tourism has a Travel Trade newsletter that they put out. The March 2017 issue is available online (as is a PDF of the newsletter) and there are lots of interesting tidbits in it, including:

  • NIAGARA FALLS CRAFT DISTILLERS
  • COMING SOON TO CLIFTON HILL – NIAGARA SPEEDWAY
  • EXCITING RENOVATIONS AT ELEMENTS ON THE FALLS RESTAURANT
  • THERE’S A NEW SHOW IN TOWN AT GFT!
  • NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS SCHEDULE CHANGE
  • “ALL NEW” NIGHTLY ILLUMINATION OF THE FALLS
  • NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUMS
  • A NEW ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION AT SHAW FESTIVAL
  • FOUR BROTHERS CUCINA – TRULY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
  • BEHIND THE SCENES AT IMAX NIAGARA
  • REVISIT THE RENOVATED BUCHANANS
  • MARINELAND – NEW SHOW FOR 2017
  • POPPING THE BUBBLES AT CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
  • WHAT’S NEW – NIAGARA SUNSET CRUISES
  • LOOKING TO EXPLORE NIAGARA IN STYLE?
  • A TRUE MUSICAL CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
  • ROCKWAY VINEYARDS

Niagara Falls to be Illuminated – Tuesday, February 14th – in Pink and Red In Celebration of Valentine’s Day

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From Niagara at Large:

Niagara Falls will be bathed in soft pink and red lights this Valentine’s Day, providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate this romantic evening.
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Then And Now: Lighting Niagara Falls

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From Live Design:

Niagara Falls was first lit in 1860 with 200 Bengal lights for a celebration for the Prince of Wales. The first use of electric lights came in 1879, when the falls were illuminated by carbon arc lights for a special visit by the governor-general of Canada. Then 1901 saw the falls lit for an entire week during the Pan-American Exposition and, subsequently, in 1907 for a month-long display. Searchlights aimed at the American falls were colored by gelatin film placed in front of the lights by men that were paid 50¢ per night to stand beside them, changing colors by listening for a commanding series of whistle blows.

Read the rest of the article to learn more about the history of the lights.

Fireworks and light show coming to Niagara Falls this week

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From the Buffalo News:

If you’re looking for your latest Instagram post or selfie opportunity, you might want to look across the border.

Niagara Parks is unveiling its new Illumination LED light display Thursday evening – promising new, brighter, more energy-efficient Xenon lights with 1,800 color combinations on the Canadian side of the falls.

City chips in $350,000 for new falls illumination

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The city will contribute $350,000 towards a $4-million public-private project that will modernize the illumination of the falls.

The city will take the $350,000 from what is expected to be an approximately $4.5-million fourth-quarter payment in April from Ontario Lottery and Gaming for hosting two casinos.

Niagara Falls also has $1.7 million remaining from the $18.4 million it received from the first three fiscal quarters.

“This is very incredible, state-of-the-art, technology,” Serge Felicetti, the city’s director of business development, told councillors this week.

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.

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