Bigger and brighter. That’s the running theme for this year’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Winter Festival of Lights, which marks its milestone 35th anniversary.

“This year marks a special milestone in the history of the OPG Winter Festival of Lights,” said Tina Myers, Executive Director of the illumination festival, the largest of its kind in Canada. “We will have lots of expanded lighting and programming, illuminated art exhibits, sound and light shows, and expanded events.”

More than two million sparkling lights will illuminate an eight-kilometre stretch along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and throughout Niagara Falls, offering up a beautiful and festive backdrop for families.

“The Winter Festival of Lights is about creating fond memories and new winter traditions,” said Jennifer Grossi, Corporate Relations Officer at OPG. The company has been a strong supporter

since its inception. “It brightens up winter nights and puts everyone in a festive spirit. And every year it gets bigger and better; every year they do something new and exciting.”

New features to be enjoyed this year include two new interactive displays. The Prismatica runs from November18 to December 16 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre and showcases 25 illuminated prisms. And at Queen Victoria Park, visitors can take a walk through a captivating 84-foot long tunnel display called The Passage from December 15 to January 12. The tunnel features 20 rings of animated lights.

Also new this year is The Niagara, a five-metre display with cascading white lights resembling the Falls that will be stationed near the memorial Battlefield arch on Lundy’s Lane.

Visitors can also check out a reprogrammed light show at the Toronto Power Generating Station set to music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The OPG Winter Festival of Lights runs from November 18 to January 31.

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