Canada's largest festival of lights is just 1.5 hours from Toronto (VIDEO)

Oct 5 2020, 5:41 pm

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is the perfect way to add some physically distanced sparkle to your holiday season.

From November 14 to January 10, Canada’s largest illumination festival will transform Niagara Falls into a breathtaking winter wonderland. Just over an hour’s drive from Toronto, the millions of twinkling lights can all be viewed from the safety and comfort of your own car.

Eight kilometres of twinkling lights will wind through Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the surrounding area for a dazzling display of colour. This year’s festival will include 3D wildlife and Inukshuks, light-wrapped trees, and the iconic illumination of the Falls.


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A representative of the festival said that this year’s Opening Ceremony event and weekly fireworks displays have been cancelled to avoid any large gatherings during COVID-19.

Founded in 1982, the Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest illumination festival and used to draw more than one million people per year to the city of 88,000.

The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

Where: Niagara Falls
When: November 14, 2020, to January 10, 2020

Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopening, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines.

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