24 CommentsChristmas holidays and music, Photography, Travel

We are fortunate to live near (~45 minutes’ drive) one of the world’s natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Read more HERE. Last weekend year, free from doggie houseguests, hubby and I took an overnight getaway there, to enjoy the annual Winter Festival of Lights. We missed the fireworks (Fridays only until the week before Christmas, then daily), but otherwise had a fabulous time exploring the displays. We’ve been to Niagara dozens of times, but this was our first visit to the top of the Skylon Tower. It’s much smaller than Toronto’s CN Tower, but the views are still amazing! Enjoy the show.

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Holiday Rerun Series at The Doglady's Den

Originally published Dec. 10, 2015

This is part of Curious as a Cathy‘s #WW Link Party
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What’s the best holiday light display you’ve ever seen?

Looking forward to your comments!


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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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  1. The Falls must be really special this time of year (as though they aren’t all the time!). I was reading the other day about a new lighting system that had been installed there. The Falls always looked beautiful under the old lighting. I’m assuming the new is an even better improvement.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. The Winter Festival of Lights is fabulous, but as you said, Niagara Falls is spectacular any time of year. I’m glad you enjoyed the slideshow, Lee. Thanks for checking it out!

  2. This presentation is mesmerizing, Debbie.
    Did I see a Ferris wheel lit up in the city?
    I will have to view this again. I know I missed to integral images, first time around.

  3. I’ve never been to Niagara Falls and didn’t realize they had special holiday displays. The prettiest “display” I’ve ever seen was from the restaurant in Seattle’s Space Needle. We went there for dinner many years ago. As the restaurant revolved, the snow fell. It was magic.


    1. Janie, Niagara Falls is pretty spectacular any time of year, but the Parks Dept. goes all out from Nov. to Jan. Your view from the Space Needle must have been amazing, too.

  4. That is very cool! I’ve no doubt that Laurie’s sister’s slide show is about as close as I’ll get to Niagara, and those pics really make me want to hit the lotto while I’m still mobile…

  5. I only live 10/15 minutes away and I just watched them last year…how pathetic is that! They are beautiful and the one old building has nights on it and you can tune into a station and listen to the music which the light show coordinates with.

    1. We’re not much better, Birgit! 🙂 Most of our trips to The Falls have been in the summer. Our first winter visit was in 2012. Hubby and I have decided to take a drive over there this weekend, to see if there’s anything new in the light displays. I remember that old building and the radio, too. We were able to pull off to the side of the road and enjoy it.

        1. When (not if) it happens, watch out, world! 😉

          I’ll be doing the BOTB rounds hopefully tonight. Sorry to be so far behind! ♫ “Tis the season to be busy” ♫

  6. I’ve never seen this spectacular light display but have many wonderful memories of Niagra Falls; as a child, a newlywed and a mother.

  7. Back in January 1970, two friends and I drove to Toronto to see the musical ‘Hair’. We decided to swing by Niagara Falls on the way home. Quite the site in the winter, but it was day when we visited. Lovely pics from your visit.

  8. Debbie, fabulous! I hope to see Niagra Falls someday. What an amazing Christmas light display, too! Thanks for sharing to make the season more happy and bright, my friend. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the show, Cathy. 😀 Hopefully, you will be able to see Niagara Falls in person one day. Definitely worth the trip! Thanks for hosting this great link party.

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