Winter Festival of Lights prepares to kick-off with party on Nov. 18th

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The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls will be back for its 41st year.

Niagara Parks is hosting the kick-off this year with a free outdoor event which will include a performance by Circus Orange, a special fireworks display, and a DJ performing in Queen Victoria Park.

It takes place Saturday, November 18th, starting at 7:30 p.m., as the lights are turned on for 51 nights --- running until January 7, 2024.

Entering into its 41st year, the iconic festival has become a tradition in the Niagara region, with over 3 million lights and 75 displays along the Niagara Parkway to Dufferin Islands.

Fireworks will be set off at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18th to celebrate.

Niagara Parks will be providing a free hop-on, hop-off shuttle throughout the evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., connecting guests to featured illumination displays at Table Rock Centre, Grand View and Queen Victoria Place.  

The annual Poinsettia Show will also debut on Saturday, November 18th, inside the historic Floral Showhouse.