NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2015) - Few things evoke the holidays as powerfully as a good lights display. And the Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls is about as spectacular as they come. Boasting more than 3 million lights and 125 animated displays, this annual event, now in its 33rd year, will attract thousands of spectators this winter. And offering them a front-row seat to all the holiday magic is the Courtyard Niagara Falls.

The fun kicks off on November 21 when the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights impresses audiences with an all new lineup of opening ceremonies at Queen Victoria Park. Starting at 6 p.m., the event will include the CHROMATIQUE show (featuring art, music and technology) and a dance performance by the Tin Soldiers).

Other opening night performances will include the light show LED Danza and the debut of the Fallsview Sound & Light Show. Plus visitors can tour the 5 kilometres of displays throughout the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas. (On the Dufferin Islands, visitors are treated to light displays of howling wolves, bears and other wildlife, while a 20-by-35-foot tower of cascading lights almost steals the show.)

The Festival of Lights runs through January 31, with additional events like ET Canada's New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls happening during the same time. Best yet, fireworks displays are scheduled for most Fridays (starting at 9 p.m.) during the festival and every night between December 21 and 26.

As one of the top 4-star hotels in Niagara Falls, the Courtyard enables travellers to enjoy all the glittering magic of the season in comfort. Its 258 spacious guest rooms and suites feature flat-screen televisions, complimentary high-speed Internet access and options for in-room whirlpools and sofa beds. Plus it's one of the nearest hotels to the Festival of Lights.

Whether travellers arrive for the opening ceremonies, the holidays or a weekend escape during the festival, the Courtyard Niagara Falls has the amenities and the location to make the experience one of the highlights of the season.

About the Courtyard Niagara Falls
Inspired by the splendor of the surrounding area, the Courtyard Niagara Falls welcomes visitors with 4-star accommodations, attentive service and an array of amenities. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, a fitness centre, indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and an arcade room. A variety of guest rooms include options with fireplaces, two-room suites and whirlpools, while all accommodations offer 32" HD Televisions and spacious work spaces. Corporate guests stay productive and negotiate deals with ease in the hotel's 1,200 square feet of meeting space. And dining options include tempting morning buffets as well as an onsite T.G.I. Fridays and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar. Best of all, the glories of Niagara Falls -- including casinos, the Scotiabank Convention Centre and the entertainment of Clifton Hill -- are within minutes of this top business and family-friendly hotel.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Niagara Falls
5950 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3L7 Canada