News for the Holiday Season from the Niagara Parks Commission
Posted December 23rd, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to offer a variety of great activities and spectacular venues to enjoy the beauty of the holiday season:
Niagara Parks Presents: Aura – Let it Glow: Evenings right through to January 31st
This year, Niagara Parks is once again pleased to present Aura: Let it Glow, bringing several incredible illumination-themed events to the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Winter Festival of Lights.
The annual festival transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays, located within Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts.
This year, the festival has been further enhanced with the addition of the upgraded LED illumination of both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls, which takes place every evening. For more information and updates, please visit: www.niagaraparks.com/aura.
OPG Winter Festival of Lights Falls Fireworks Series in Queen Victoria Park
Spectacular fireworks displays take place every Friday night at 9 p.m. until January 27, 2017, PLUS shows every evening from December 23 to 31, featuring TWO shows on New Year’s Eve at approximately 9 p.m. and midnight during the annual free concert in Queen Victoria Park (concert details below).
Toronto Power Sound and Light Show, choreographed with music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Evenings through January 31
Show runs every five minutes with audio available on 100.5 FM.
Kaleidoscope Christmas at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
Daily through January 31
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Explore the colourful displays in the Butterfly Conservatory this holiday season, and don’t forget to add your wish to the outdoor wishing walk.
Interactive Laser Booth in Queen Victoria Park: December 23 – 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy this unique opportunity, featuring interactive lasers at the base of the Illumination Tower in Queen Victoria Park.
Annual Christmas Display at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in December)
7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
The popular annual display features a huge variety of poinsettias and other horticultural wonders, also featuring the new Life on Display miniatures exhibit.
New Year’s Eve: December 31, in Queen Victoria Park, 8 p.m.
Ring in the New Year at Canada’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration! This highly anticipated free show will begin with local Niagara Falls rock band, James Blonde and Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, High Valley. The show continues with Juno winner, Serena Ryder, and concludes with one of Canada’s most beloved rock groups, the Sam Roberts Band.
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with two magnificent fireworks displays, launched from both the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower at 9 p.m. and midnight. The outdoor celebration features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. As always, the presence of security and policing will be on-site to ensure everyone’s safety throughout the night. For more information on the show and road closures, please visit www.niagaraparks.com/nye.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Elements on the Falls Restaurant
6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario (upper level of Table Rock Complex)
Enjoy a special table d’hôte menu skilfully created by NPC’s culinary team. To view the menu or to make a reservation, please visit www.niagaraparks.com/dining or call
Niagara Falls Wonder Pass – The only day NPC pass attractions are closed is December 25, so there is no shortage of activities over the holidays. Save over 55% on top Niagara Falls attractions, including admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, plus two-day WEGO bus access and bonus coupons.
The Niagara Falls Wonder Pass is priced at $22.95 for adults (ages 13+), $16.95 for children (ages 6-12), and Children 5 and under are free! Pre-purchase online at www.niagaraparks.com or at any of the participating attractions.
The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information, please visit www.niagaraparks.com
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