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New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls

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Fireworks over the falls on New Year's Eve at Niagra Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada: Barreling into the New Year

Long gone are the days when the most exciting thing to do at Niagara Falls was keep your eyes peeled for a daredevil plummeting over the cascades in a barrel. The falls are now the site of one of the biggest outdoor New Year's Eve parties in Canada. More than 30,000 people gather in Queen Victoria Park to eat, drink and enjoy the free New Year's Eve Concert Extravaganza, organized by the Niagara Parks Commission. Festivities take place against the stunning backdrop of Niagara Falls, which is illuminated as part of the 30th annual Winter Festival of Lights, a November 3 to January 31 display of more than three million lights on a four-mile route. Brightening the night even further, the 9 p.m. and midnight fireworks over the falls are so much a part of the country's New Year's Eve tradition that they are televised nationwide.

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(Updated: 11/04/13 CT)

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