Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to see the lights?
There is no admission fee to see the many illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted. Festival Ambassadors are located in Dufferin Islands to accept your donation and answer any questions you may have. A $10 per car donation is suggested.

What are the donations used for?
The money collected at Dufferin Islands is allocated for light and display purchases, as well as ongoing maintenance.

Who collects the donations?
All proceeds are collected by the Winter Festival of Lights, which is a not-for-profit corporation.

How long are the lights on?
The Winter Festival of Lights runs from November 16, 2019 to January 12, 2020 and both the illumination of the falls and the Festival's illuminations are on from 5:00 pm to midnight.

Can you walk the entire Winter Wonderland lighting route?
While you can walk the entire length of the Winter Wonderland lighting route along the Niagara Parkway, due to its length at over 5 km (3+ miles), we suggest you drive and then park in any of the parking lots located with the Parks to get a better view (or take pictures) of your favourite displays. View our area map.

When are your events and concerts occurring?
To see a complete list of events and activities occurring during the Winter Festival of Lights, visit our Events Calendar.

Where can I park?
A paid parking lot is available across from the Table Rock Complex along the Niagara Parkway; another ideal location is the Skylon Tower parking lot located on Murray Hill (a.k.a. Snowflake Hill).

When are the fireworks?
Click here to see our fireworks & Illumination schedule.

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