Over the last week or so I’ve noticed more lights and displays coming out, in preparation for the OPG Winter Festival of Lights.
From the Naturally in Niagara blog:
The switch has been flipped in Niagara Falls and millions of tiny sparkling lights are illuminating the Niagara Parkway. The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights began its 32nd season on November 15 and will continue to brighten the season until January 12.
The Festival is looking forward to an exciting year with many new light displays, performers and as many as twenty fireworks shows next to the falls.
I took this picture on Monday when workers were dismantling the Disney light displays in Queen Victoria Park.
Along the Niagara Parkway is a winter wonderland of dancing and shimmering light displays, all meant to dazzle and entertain. The displays of the Festival of Lights are intricate, fascinating and inspired.
This live feed is watching the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights:
From the Toronto Star:
It’s Canada’s largest illuminated lights festival, with more than three million tree and ground lights twinkling in the Winter Wonderland. It features not only the world’s largest Canadian-American flag but also Canada’s largest illuminated menorah. This year, the more than 120 illuminated and animated light displays that make up Niagara Falls CAA Winter Festival of Lights are expected to draw as many as one million visitors.
Shouldn’t you be one of them?
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The 28th annual CAA Winter Festival of Lights will be brighter, larger and most definitely longer.
This year’s event will stretch an extra three weeks, running Nov. 6 to Jan. 31 to accommodate holiday-weary visitors who don’t have time to visit during the Christmas rush.
In addition, the festival’s scenic route along the Niagara Parkway will now extend down to Queen St. with a new district called Santa’s Village. In addition to the 125 light displays and three million individual lights, it makes this Canada’s largest lights festival, and among the largest in North America.
This week there was a crew in Queen Victoria Park taking down the displays from the Winter Festival of Lights.
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
From Rochester: About 90 miles.
Attraction: The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario, running through Jan. 4, features holiday light displays, live concerts, fireworks and special events. The outdoor displays are lighted from 5 p.m. to midnight, including an “Enchantment of Disney” display.
From a PR Web press release:
Niagara entertainment is at its best during the holiday season. From the Winter Festival of Lights, which runs through January 4, 2010 and offers one of Canada’s foremost light displays, to an event calendar full of music concerts, theatre shows and Santa Claus sightings, Niagara Falls is more festive than ever.