It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Seriously. There are still 50 days to go, but places all over Toronto are already setting up holiday displays and blasting the Christmas music. You can't blame them, though - Christmas really is the best time of the year.
And what better way to celebrate it than by escaping the city and getting lost in a Winter Wonderland? Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls transforms into one every year, and it's always a truly magical experience.
Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, the park becomes the site for an illumination event called the Winter Festival of Lights; a tradition that began in 1983. Aside from the Falls being set aglow, the spaces surrounding it are decorated with sparkling lights, glowing sculptures, animated displays and an array brilliant colours.
This year, the event will be held from November 19, 2016 to January 31, 2017. To help you see all of the displays during your visit, you'll be provided a map that shows you the best path to take to catch each and every exhibit. On top of Queen Victoria Park, there are also several lights to see in Clifton Hill, the Dufferin Islands, Fallsview District and the Niagara Parkway, which are all nearby.
Admission to the festival is free, however donations are graciously appreciated by the Festival Ambassadors. Such donations will go towards making the following year's show even bigger and brighter.
For more information on OPG's Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, visit their website here.
Cover photo displays a couple walking through a decorated Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.
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