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 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
September 30 Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (Green, blue and teal)
October 1 Dysautonomia Awareness Month (Blue)
October 2 International Wrongful Conviction Day (Yellow and white)
October 6 World CP Day (Green)
October 7 International TN Awareness Day (Teal)
October 8 ADHD Awareness Month (Orange and purple)
October 10 World Mental Health Day (Red and purple)
October 11 International Day of the Girl (Pink)
October 14 World Hospice & Palliative Care Day (Yellow and teal)
October 15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Pink and blue)
October 16 World Food Day (Blue)
October 18 LD Awareness Month (Purple)
October 21 Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Pink)
October 29 Rett Syndrome Awareness Month (Purple)
November 1 Lung Cancer Awareness Month & International LGS Awareness Day (Green)
November 2 4-H Awareness (Green)
November 6 Colour the World Orange (Orange)
November 11 Remembrance Day (Red) – Illumination to occur at the top of the hour throughout the evening
November 12 National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (Purple)
November 16 World Pancreatic Cancer Day (Purple)
November 17 World Prematurity Day (Purple)
November 24 UNiTE to End Violence Against Women (Orange)
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 IlluminationsNiagara 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