The Magic of WOW

Trolley Rides

About the School House Plays

About our Nativity Scene


Visiting WOW

Opening Night: Saturday Nov 29
Lights on every night thru to Dec 31 – 5:30 to 10:30 pm (later on New Years Eve)
Trolley Nights: Nov 29, Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31.
Concession nights: Nov 29, Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31.
School House Plays: December 5, 6:30-8:30 PM, December 6, 6:30-8:30 PM and December 12, 6:30-8:30 PM


Join Wonders of Winter on Opening Night, Saturday, November 29, as we kick off the joyous 2014 Season with a spectacular fireworks show!
Crowds will gather at Waterloo Park between 5:30 and 6 p.m. The opening ceremony fireworks will begin promptly at 6 o'clock.
Please come early, because parking is limited! We strongly urge you to walk or use public transit. But if you drive, remember that parking is available at the Waterloo Park Lot on Seagram Drive. ADDITIONAL PARKING may be found at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on Father David Bauer Drive and at the overflow lot on Seagram Drive.
We hope to see you at Wonders of Winter for an unforgettable night of fireworks and fun!



Welcome to WOW's 2014 Season!

Magical light displays make this special time even more joyous!

The Wonders of Winter (WOW) has been a beloved holiday tradition in the Region of Waterloo. We have over 100,000 lights and more than 100 displays. The festival runs from November 29 (Opening night) to December 31, 2013 in Waterloo Park, Waterloo ON. Come and join us and be a part of it – bring the family! Look for our new displays. Send us your favorite photo to post on our Fan Photo Page. Check us out on Facebook!


We would love to see your images!

WOWThumbWe are grateful that our dedicated volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to assemble a spectacle of holiday lights that is a feast for the eyes! We invite you to visit our delightful image gallery by clicking on the image to the right. Wonders of Winter is an extraordinary holiday experience of lights. You will be amazed by what you see!

Please send your own photos to Wonders of Winter for our Fan Photo Page!

Have a look at these videos by our fans!

Check out our beautiful Wonders of Winter Gallery here!

WOW in the News!

If you get a moment, have a look at this wonderful article in the Waterloo Chronicle about Bill Weiler, founder of the Wonders of Winter Festival. No wonder he has earned the well-deserved title "Waterloo's Father of Christmas"!


How to Get Here

Finding Wonders of Winter is easy! WOW is located in Waterloo Park, near Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Please click on the map to the right for more information on how to get here.

Our address is:

Waterloo Park, East.  
50 Young Street West, Waterloo

GPS: 43.46715N / 80.52997W


Questions? Contact us!

For any questions about Wonders of Winter, please contact