The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights has become an unforgettable winter getaway for friends and families for four decades. Over the years, the Festival has continued to expand with new light displays and events. With so much for visitors to see and do, there’s always another reason to return and enjoy the Festival multiple times over the 101 nights!

For the 40th Anniversary, visitors can expect even more fun! Stay tuned for all the details

  • 40 nights of FREE indoor family entertainment at multiple host venues every weekend and nightly throughout the December holiday period
  • Special illumination of the Falls every night
  • Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail
  • Free photos with Santa in December, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation
  • Misty Kids Colouring Contest


Share Your Festival Memories for a Chance to Win a Winter Getaway in Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls Tourism wants to share in all your Winter Festival of Lights memories and you could win an overnight getaway to experience this year’s Festival. Let’s see those photos from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s!

How To Enter:

Share Your Festival Memories a Chance to Win a Winter Getaway in Niagara Fallsexperience this year’s Festival
Post your Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights photos from the past 39 years on Instagram by tagging @winterfestivaloflights with #wfol40 for your chance to win.

Contest Rules & Regulations:
The contest is sponsored by Niagara Falls Tourism. Open to residents of Ontario over the age of 18. Eligible entries will be accepted from September 21, 2022 to November 1, 2022. No limit on the number of photos you can post to enter the contest. By posting your photo and tagging @niagarafallstourismcanada, you give permission to Niagara Falls Tourism/Winter Festival of Lights to use your photo for marketing purposes, including use on social media, websites, digital advertising and print advertising. Niagara Falls Tourism will credit photographers where possible. This contest is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram.

One (1) eligible post will be randomly selected as the winner on November 2, 2022 and the winner will be contacted by private message on Instagram. The winner will have 48-hours to respond to the message to claim their prize. If no contact is made the winner will forfeit their prize and another randomly selected photo will chosen as the winner. This process will continue until a winner confirms the prize. The Niagara Falls overnight getaway will include one (1) night stay in a hotel room with a view of the Falls for up to four (4) guests with parking and breakfast included, dinner for up to four (4) guests at a Niagara Falls restaurant, and attraction tickets to Niagara Falls’ top experiences for up to four (4) guests. Prize must be accepted as awarded and has no cash value. Prize can be redeemed Sunday-Thursday nights from November 13, 2022 to February 16, 2023, not including holiday time periods and based on hotel availability. Transportation to/from Niagara Falls is not included and is the responsibility of the prize winner.