Niagara Falls illumination

Niagara Falls Illumination

Hundreds of LED lights are housed in three locations across the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed, and are illuminated every night of the year beginning at dusk (8:00 PM - 2:00 AM).

Throughout the year, Niagara Falls is illuminated for holidays and significant occasions, as determined by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB). The falls are also lit in custom colors for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. A schedule of upcoming illuminations for such causes is shown below, and all will take place from 10-10:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted (excluding special holiday illuminations).

Inspired by Nature

As of November 14, 2020, the "Inspired by Nature" display will become part of the regular nightly illumination of the Falls, with the five-minute lighting display playing through three times on the half hour, beginning at 7:30 each evening, with additional shows at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 pm.

The new illumination display will feature color palettes and movements inspired by nature, including the sunrise, aurora borealis, rainbow and sunset. The mighty American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls will come alive every evening with this tribute to the natural beauty all around us.

The New Falls Illumination

In 2016, almost 20 years since the last major investment in falls lighting, the existing Xenon lights were replaced with new, energy-efficient LED lighting technology. These new lights provide more than twice the previous lighting levels, programmable lighting, and a wider spectrum of color. The new lights also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.

Niagara Falls Charitable Cause Illuminations

Date Time Cause Color
November 1 10:00 - 10:15 MADD Canada's 2021 Project Red Ribbon Red
November 1 10:15 - 10:30 International LGS Awareness Day and Illuminate for LGS Green, Purple
November 1 10:30 - 10:45 National Day of Nigeria Green, Red, White
November 1 10:45 - 11:00 Treaties Recognition Week 2021 Purple, White
November 2 10:00 - 10:15 Color The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness Orange
November 3 10:00 - 10:15 Show Your 4-H Colours Day Green
November 4 10:00 - 10:15 Light the World in Teal Initiative Teal
November 4 10:15 - 10:30 Diwali Gold
November 5 10:00 - 10:15 CRPS Awareness (Ian Potts Foundation) Orange
November 7 10:00 - 10:15 Period Equity Day Red, Orange, Blue
November 8 10:00 - 10:15 National Runaway Prevention Month Green
November 8 10:15 - 10:30 Azerbaijan Flag Day Blue, Red, Green
November 10 10:00 - 10:15 World NET Cancer Day Black, White
November 11 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 Remembrance Day Red
November 11 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15 Veterans Day Red, White, Blue
November 13 10:00 - 10:15 ABLE X Gift of Life @ Niagara Falls Purple, Yellow, Green
November 14 10:00 - 10:15 World Diabetes Day Blue
November 15 10:00 - 10:15 Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month Red
November 17 10:00 - 10:15 First Anniversary of the WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative Teal
November 17 10:15 - 10:30 World Prematurity Day Purple
November 18 9:30 - 9:45 Latvian Independence Day Red, White, Red
November 18 9:45 - 10:00 World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Purple
November 18 10:00 - 10:15 National Children's Grief Awareness Day Blue
November 18 10:15 - 10:30 Children's Grief Awareness Day Blue
November 19 10:00 - 10:15 National Enteropathic Arthritis Awareness Day Purple
November 20 10:00 - 10:15 National Child Day Blue
November 23 10:00 - 10:15 Lung Cancer Awareness Month White
November 24 10:00 - 10:15 16 Days of Activism Orange
November 25 10:00 - 10:15 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021 Orange, Blue, White, Red
November 26 10:00 - 10:15 Homespace Corporation Orange, Blue
November 26 10:15 - 10:30 #ProjectPlaid Red, Black
November 28 10:00 - 10:15 109th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Albania and Albanian Heritage Month Red, Black
November 29 10:00 - 10:15 Not Available
November 29 10:15 - 10:30 Not Available
November 30 10:00 - 10:15 Hold
November 30 10:00 - 10:15 National Day of Scotland and the 185th Anniversary of SAST White, Blue, White, Blue
November 30 10:15 - 10:30 Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

 

How to Submit Special Niagara Falls Lighting Requests

Please visit our Illumination Requests page for more information on how to submit a special Niagara Falls lighting request.

Illumination Requests