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Niagara Falls Illumination
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 special illuminations is shown below.
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.
2022 Falls Illumination Schedule
|October 1 - 15||6:15 PM||2:00 AM|
|October 16 - 31||6:00 PM||2:00 AM|
|November 1: Fall Back 1 Hour|
|November 1 - December 31||4:30 PM||2:00 AM|
2022 Special Illumination Dates
|October 12||10:00 - 10:15||National Day of Spain|
|October 13||10:00 - 10:15||#LightUpMBC/Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day||Green, Pink, Teal|
|October 13||10:15 - 10:30||World Thrombosis Day||Blue, Red|
|October 14||10:00 - 10:15||World Skin Disease Awareness Day||Green, Blue|
|October 15||10:00 - 10:15||International Wave of Light on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day||Pink, Blue|
|October 16||10:00 - 10:15||World Food Day 2022||Blue|
|October 16||10:15 - 10:30||Mark it Read for Dyslexia||Red|
|October 17||10:00 - 10:15||Secret Path Week - In Memory of Gord Downie||Purple|
|October 20||10:00 - 10:15||Light It Up! For NDEAM®||Purple, Blue|
|October 20||10:15 - 10:30||Lights on Afterschool||Yellow, Blue|
|October 22||10:00 - 10:15||International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD)||Green|
|October 22||10:15 - 10:30||Secret Path Week - In Memory of Chanie Wenjack||Purple|
|November 8||15 min at the top of every hour (evening)||National Indigenous Veterans Day||Orange|
|November 11||15 min at the top of every hour (evening)||Remembrance Day||Red|
|November 11||15 min at the bottom of every hour||Veterans Day||Red, White, Blue|
How to Submit Special Niagara Falls Lighting RequestsPlease visit our Illumination Requests page for more information on how to submit a special Niagara Falls lighting request.