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.

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).

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

November 2019
  • November 1 - Project Red Ribbon (Red)
  • November 2 - Illuminate for LGS (Green and purple)
  • November 3 - Treaties Recognition Week (Purple and white)
  • November 4 - Color The World Orange (Orange)
  • November 5 - CRPS/RSD Awareness Day (Orange)
  • November 6 - Show Your 4-H Colours Day (Green)
  • November 7 - Light The World in Teal (Teal)
  • November 8 - Friends for Life (Blue)
  • November 10 - World NET Cancer Day (White and black)
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day (Red)
  • November 12 - SOS Children's Villages 50th Anniversary (Blue)
  • November 14 - World Diabetes Day (Blue)
  • November 15 - Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month (Purple)
  • November 17 - World Prematurity Day (Purple)
  • November 18 - Latvian National Flag (Red, white, and red)
  • November 19 - World Children's Day (Blue)
  • November 20 - Children's Grief Awareness Month (Blue)
  • November 21 - Lung Cancer Awareness Month (White)
  • November 23 - NSBE Region 1 Fall Regional Conference (Red, yellow and green)
  • November 24 - 16 Days of Activism, Candle Light Vigil (Orange)
  • November 25 - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (Purple)
  • November 26 - International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (Purple)
  • November 30 - Stomach Cancer Awareness Day - The Power of Periwinkle (Periwinkle Blue)
December 2019
  • December 1 - World AIDS Day (Red)
  • December 2 - Junior Achievement's Worldwide Centennial Anniversary (Green)
  • December 7 - World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awarenss Day (Blue)
  • December 13 - Dartmouth College - 250th Anniversary (Green)
  • December 18 - Teacher and Educator Appreciation (Pink)

Special Holiday Illuminations

Niagara Falls is illuminated for the following annual holidays and significant occasions:
  • February 14, 2019 - Valentine's Day (Pink and red every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.)
  • March 17, 2019 - St. Patrick's Day (Green every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.)
  • March 30, 2019 - Earth Hour (Falls will remain dark from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • April 22, 2019 - Earth Day (Green every hour for 15 minutes)
  • May 20, 2019 - Victoria Day (Purple every hour for 15 minutes)
  • May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day (Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes)
  • June 5, 2019 - World Environment Day (Green every hour for 15 minutes)
  • July 1, 2019 - Canada Day (Red and white every hour for 15 minutes)
  • July 4, 2019 - Independence Day (Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes)
  • November 11, 2019 - Remembrance Day (Red at the top of every hour for 15 minutes)

Niagara Falls 2019 Illuminations Schedule

  • April 1-30: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • May 1-14: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • May 15-31: 8:15 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • June 1 - July 22: 8:45 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • July 23-31: 8:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • August 1-15: 8:15 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • August 16-31: 7:45 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • September 1-19: 7:15 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • September 20-30: 6:45 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • October 1-15: 6:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • October 16 - November 4: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • November 5 - December 30: 4:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • December 31: 4:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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