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.

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.

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 Illumination Schedule

November 2017
November 24       UNiTE to End Violence Against Women (Orange)

December 2017
December 1         World AIDS Day (Red)
December 2         MADD Awareness Campaign (Red)
December 6         International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Green, blue and orange)
December 7         World TTTS Awareness Day (Blue)


Special Holiday Illuminations

Niagara Falls is illuminated for the following annual holidays and significant occasions:

February 14, 2018 - Valentine's Day                   Pink and red every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
March 17, 2018 - St. Patrick's Day                       Green every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
March 24, 2018 - Earth Hour                                  Falls will remain dark from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
April 22, 2018 - Earth Day                                        Green every hour for 15 minutes
May 21, 2018 - Victoria Day                                    Purple every hour for 15 minutes
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day                                Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
July 1, 2018 - Canada Day                                        Red and white every hour for 15 minutes
July 4, 2018 - Independence Day                         Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day       Red every hour for 15 minutes


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.