Winter Festival of Lights - Niagara Falls

Public Tours / by Bus
1 Day
  • Itinerary

    Departure date: SAT 26 NOV 2022
    Tour's duration: approx. 12 hours
    3 Pick-up locations: (Scarborough, York Mills, and Mississauga)
    Welcome to Canada’s largest illumination festival in North America!
    3 million lights and spectacular displays Transform Niagara Falls into a Winter Wonderland
    ************ ITINERARY ***************
    10.00 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location is Scarborough Town Centre (Please arrive 15 Min before the departure)
    10.30 AM: Our 2nd Pick-up location is York Mills Station 
    11.00 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Mississauga. See below details for pick-ups/parking* 
    12.30 PM - 2.00 PM: Enjoy a 3-course lunch at Table Rock House Restaurant - Overlooking Niagara Falls
    3.00 PM- 3.30 PM: Enjoy a Unique Movie Theatre Experience "Niagara Legends of Adventure movie" at Niagara Adventure Theatre 
    3:30 – 6:30 PM: You will have free time in Niagara Falls and you have 2 options:
    NIAGARA FALLS - Optional FREE Activities
    • Walk to Queen Victoria Park to see many lighting displays along the Niagara Parkway, and enjoy the ‘Illumination of the Falls’...
    • Walk along the Niagara Parkway from the Table Rock Welcome Centre, perched directly above the Horseshoe Falls to Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls
    • Visit Clifton Hill, known as the "Street of Fun" 
    • Explore the Niagara Falls Christmas Market, located in Downtown Niagara Falls, 3.2km from the Falls (2mi) 4605 Queen Street, Niagara Falls - Saturday 1pm - 10pm
    NIAGARA FALLS - Optional Activities (with admission fee)
    • Experience an exciting ride on the Niagara SkyWheel
    • Visit the Bird Kingdom = the World's Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary - OPEN TILL 5 PM (Last admission at 4:15pm)
    • Enjoy Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Operation: every 30 min
    • Visit the Floral Showhouse (Annual Poinsettia Show) - OPEN TILL 5 PM (Last admission at 4:30pm) 
    • Experience the Journey Behind The Falls which offers a unique view of the Falls from below and behind - OPEN TILL 6 PM (Last admission at 5:30pm) 
    Niagara Parks Power Station (the newest must-see Niagara Parks attraction)
    WildPlay Zipline To The Falls, takes you on a breathtaking ride towards the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls
    6.30 - 7.30 PM: We will board the bus to enjoy the Lighting Route at Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls
    Capture the magic of the holiday season on a tour through the spectacular light displays of the Winter Festival of Lights. Featuring over 120 animated light displays and 3 million tree and ground lights. The Winter Festival of Lights illuminates an 8- kilometre route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts.
    7.30 PM: drive back to Toronto.
    9.00 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga
    9.30 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station
    10.00 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre
    The drop-off times are all approximate, and subject to change based on the traffic.

    Price & Inclusions

    Per person: $159 + HST = $179.67
    **The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **The prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.
    **There is no deadline for booking but since most of our tours sell out quickly, we recommend booking asap to avoid disappointment.

    What’s included:
    • * Round-trip transportation on a deluxe highway motor coach with a washroom
    • * 3-course lunch at Table Rock House Restaurant (Overlooking Niagara Falls)
    • * Experience Niagara's Legacy, a Unique Movie Theatre Experience at Niagara Adventure Theatre 
    • * Free time in Niagara falls for optional activities
    • * Visit the Winter Festival of Lights (Canada's largest lights festival)
    • * Escorted by the tour director
    • * All gratuities
    Lunch Menu
    • To Start: Chef's soup of the day
    • Entree: choice of: 
    * Herb Crusted Chicken Supreme - Maple Vidal Roasted Garlic Glaze
    * Baked Atlantic Cod - Parmesan Lemon pepper Crust and Reisling Dill Sauce
    * Wild Mushroom Ravioli - with Seasonal Vegetables and Baby Arugula Pesto Cream Sauce
    Luncheon Tour Menu includes In-Season Vegetables and Potatoes + Bread and Butter
    (Guests may select entree when seated)
    • Dessert: Seasonal Dessert with Freshly brewed coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, Milk, or Soft Drink

    What’s NOT included:
    • Personal expenses
    • Admission to optional activities
    * End Plastic Pollution: we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours since many of them end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 
    Cancellations & Refunds
    • * 100% Full refund if you cancel at least 15 days before the trip departure date.   
    • * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 50% of the total purchase amount.
    • * Within 7 days of departure - fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    • * In the event that a tour is canceled, the liability of will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price. 


    PICK-UP Locations  

    1st pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre - The address is (300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.

    2nd pick-up location:  York Mills Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., right at (4025 Yonge St North York, ON M2P 2E3). This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of the building. TO PARK YOUR CAR: Only for day trips, you can park your car in a parking lot located at 3885 Yonge St, Toronto. This is about a 5-minute walk from the pick-up location. This is a pay-and-display parking lot. Covered parking is also available for day trips only in the parking garage at the York Mills Centre at 4025 Yonge St. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates).  

    3rd pick-up location: Mississauga - The address of the plaza is (30 Courtneypark Dr E Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3). The bus will stop outside the plaza, right in front of the McDonalds- on Courtneypark Dr E. You can wait in the McDonalds until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.

    Tour Attractions

    Enjoy Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls as we capture the magic of the holiday season! The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights was founded 39 years ago in 1982. Today we are proud to be Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America, attracting over 1 million visitors and 450 motor coaches annually.
    The ‘Illumination of the Falls’
    Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into incredible, multi-colored water and light masterpiece. Special lights are housed in the Illumination Tower, next to Queen Victoria Place; on the roof of Table Rock Centre, at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls; and deep in the Niagara Gorge, across from the American Falls. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed.
    Table Rock House Restaurant | Overlooking Niagara Falls
    Situated on the upper level of Table Rock Centre, only steps from the brink of Horseshoe Falls, the all-new Table Rock House Restaurant offers locally sourced and internationally inspired menu with the breathtaking Niagara Falls as your backdrop.
    Table Rock Welcome Centre
    Table Rock Welcome Centre is the heart of Niagara Parks - where every year millions of visitors stand close to the thundering water rushing over the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls! The Table Rock Welcome Centre is a retail and observation complex located right at the Falls.
    "Niagara Legends of Adventure movie", a Unique Movie Theatre Experience at Niagara Adventure Theatre
    For over 35 years, Niagara Adventure Theatre, formerly known as IMAX Niagara, engaged visitors and enriched their Niagara experience through an informative and entertaining introduction to the mighty Falls. The Niagara: Legends of Adventure movie offers guests a window into Niagara Falls’ incredible true stories including the death-defying daredevils that attempted to challenge the roaring and treacherous waters. We combine education and entertainment in one film, showcasing the Falls and the many awe‐inspiring stories over the years. Convenient, accessible, informative, and entertaining ‐ Your Niagara adventure starts here! WATCH TRAILER

    Queen Victoria Park
    Bounded by the steep Fallsview moraine and the Niagara River Great Gorge, the Park contains a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens. In Spring, over 500,000 daffodils start the season in their bright and welcoming way. Magnificent magnolia trees, breathtaking tulips and other blooms are all there for you to enjoy. Walking through the Park beside the Falls, from Clifton Hill to beyond Dufferin Islands, you can enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide pleasant venues for relaxation and photography.
    Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort boasts an impressive 200,000 square feet of gaming action - That's the size of three football fields! With over 3,000 slot machines, 130 Table Games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Craps and Blackjack there's never a dull moment at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.
    *** OPTIONAL Activities:
    Niagara SkyWheel is a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel in the middle of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Niagara SkyWheel gives riders a breathtaking panoramic view of this spectacular natural wonder from the vantage of climate-controlled gondolas. Soak in the awe-inspiring scene year-round, day and night, in total comfort. The Regular ticket price is $14 plus tax // Fun Tours discounted rate is $9.00 plus tax. Open 11 AM to 11 PM.
    Bird Kingdom, a Tropical Adventure (an indoor activity)
    Bird Kingdom is the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary. Discover hundreds of tropical birds as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest. Meet friendly parrots and exotic animals at Bird Kingdom’s Animal Encounters. Explore the ruins of the Night Jungle that is home to curious owls, bats and fascinating creatures. Lorikeet Landing provides an unforgettable experience where you may feed and interact with the playful lorikeet birds. Bird Kingdom is an exciting adventure that is fun for all ages. Be sure to bring your camera as you encounter exotic birds and animals up close in their natural habitats. Open 9.30 AM to 5 PM (last admission time at 4:15PM). Regular Price (At the door): $18.95+HST // Online Price (Buy online & Save): $16.95+HST // Fun Tours discounted rate is $14.00 plus HST.  Coupons of this attraction will be handed to you on the bus.
    The ‘Floral Showhouse’ Niagara Falls:
    Explore this garden oasis just a short walk south of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. With three main displays houses, a stunning tropical foyer, and our Life on Display miniature village collection, you'll want to visit again and again. The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse features several floral shows each year, celebrating major holidays, community events, and the beauty of nature. Don't miss our incredible collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display year-round. The Floral Showhouse is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $7 Adult, $4 Child.
    Niagara Falls Christmas Marketlocated in Downtown Niagara Falls, 3.2km from the Falls (2mi) 4605 Queen Street, Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls Christmas Market will run every weekend, Friday-Sunday, beginning on Saturday, November 12th until Sunday, December 18th. The hours for each day are: Friday 5pm - 10pm; Saturday 1pm - 10pm; Sunday 12pm - 4pm.  It will feature shopping from artisanal vendors and local businesses, light displays, live entertainment, photo-ops, glow swings, glow seesaws, and more! We will have new Christmas-themed Street food and Canadian holiday treats and drinks to be enjoyed near the fire pits. Come downtown to see the market that grew three sizes this year!
    Journey Behind The Falls
    To stand at the heart of Niagara, you’ll first need to descend 125 feet and explore 130-year-old tunnels through the bedrock, but you’ll feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls long before you see them. The observation deck at the foot of this 13-storey-tall wonder will leave you breathless (and maybe a little bit wet), but don’t forget the viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down in front of you. Open 10 AM to 6 PM. Admission ADULT (13+ YEARS) $23.50  CHILD (6-12 YEARS) $15.50   5 & UNDER Free
    7055 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls (0.6km from the Falls (0.3mi)
    From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, the newest landmark attraction in Niagara Falls.
    Explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with immersive exhibits, restored artifacts, and interactive storytelling. And at night, feel the once-dormant power station come to life in a breathtaking interactive experience you'll never forget. For 100 years, the “Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station” harnessed the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls and turned it into a great source of electricity. Now, years after its turbines came to a halt, the wonder of this hydropower pioneer is coming back to life in an entertaining and educational experience that highlights both the remarkable history and unique architectural features of this 115-year-old engineering marvel. This not-to-be-missed experience offers an opportunity to be part of a thrilling revival, and a chance to discover the incredible history and heritage of this celebrated building. Dive into the history of the visionaries behind it as well as the workers that kept it running. Open 10 AM to 5 PM. REGULAR ADMISSION $20 / $13  ADMISSION + GUIDED TOUR $37 / $24  CURRENTS NIGHT SHOW $30 / $19.50   5 & UNDER Free

    The Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station
    Descend 180 feet beneath the historic Niagara Parks Power Station to discover the 2,200-foot-long tunnel that lies under Niagara’s cathedral of power.
    This all-new attraction uncovers a never-before-seen underground world and reveals more fascinating details about Niagara’s incredible story of power. Make your way down into the tunnel in a glass-enclosed elevator and prepare to witness a breathtaking panoramic view of the falls from the viewing platform at the edge of the Niagara River. Experience the Tunnel with regular admission to the Niagara Parks Power Station


    ** Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests before making any booking
    ** Our tours are in the ENGLISH language only.
    ** Please dress based on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are always recommended.
    ** We pre-assign seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion booked/paid separately, to be seated together, please let us know at the time of your booking. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to: after making the booking.
    ** Itinerary Changes: We reserve the right to make time or itinerary changes, if necessary.
    ** We will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.