If you really want to experience the holiday season, you may want to take a trip over to Niagara Falls for their spectacular display.

Need something to help you get into the holiday spirit? A trip to Niagara Falls for their "Winter Festival of Lights" may be just what you need. Now, let us first state that this is NOT on the New York side of Niagara Falls, you'll have to cross over into Canada. But it will be worth it.


"Winter Festival of Lights" is a huge light wonderland that runs from Saturday, November 3rd through Thursday, January 31st (which will give you plenty of time to plan a little trip to Canada). Not only will the Falls be lit up for the holidays, but according to Narcity,

The installations, which combined consist of over 2 million lights, will be set up in the Niagara Parks, the Dufferin Islands and in some of the common tourist areas.

The festival, which is held at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls is sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit with tons and TONS of decorations - Trees are decorated and glowing throughout the park, the roadways are lit up... It's truly a breath-taking sight.

It's free to get into the "Winter Festival of Lights," but donations are always appreciated. Before you visit, you can print out a map that shows you where all the displays are located (you can see that map here).

Oh, and don't forget about the fireworks display - Very special this year, as it's the "Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition." For six days, there will be different firework displays (lasting 18 minutes), and synchronized to music. According to the Winter Festival of Lights' website, the six nations competing are: Brazil, China, Finland, Italy, Vietnam, and a finale being put on by Canada. The fireworks displays all take place in November: the 9th, 10th, and 11th, and the 16th, 17th, and 18th.

You can get a little preview of what to expect in the video (at the top of this page). The video is from last year's event (so the dates are wrong), but it gives you a good idea of what you'll see during the festivities.




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