Get ready for another year of dazzling lights and holiday cheer — Niagara Falls' award-winning Winter Festival of Lights is officially set to return this year, and it's going to be the most epic one yet.

Presented by Ontario Power Generation, the Winter Festival of Lights is Canada's largest illumination festival that takes you on an 8-km journey through a beautifully-decorated Niagara Falls. As many as 1.5 million people attend the festival every year and it's become an annual tradition for many Canadians across the country.

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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.

Giant displays including the iconic Zimmerman Fountain, 15 Canadian Wildlife displays, the world's largest Canadian-American flag, Noah's Ark, and over 50 colourful trees will make an appearance at the festival this year.

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To make the experience even more magical, there will be several events taking place at the Falls during the festival. Guests can attend the opening ceremony at Queen Victoria Park, view the Falls' nightly Illumination, watch free laser light shows and fireworks by Fallsview Casino, go on a Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, and much more.

It's perhaps the one time of year when you might not mind a little bit of snow to fall.

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The Winter Festival of Lights is free for all, with donations accepted and greatly appreciated by Festival Ambassadors. Even a small contribution of $5 or $10 (per car) goes a long way in helping ensure the Festival continues every year.

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