Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece.
Special lights are housed in the Illumination Tower, next to Queen Victoria Place; on the roof of Table Rock Centre, at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls; and deep in the Niagara Gorge, across from the American Falls. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed. The falls are also lit in custom colours for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. Special colour illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board.
In 2016, almost 20 years since the last major investment in falls lighting, the existing Xenon lights will be 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 colour. The new lights will also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.
The 'Illumination of the Falls' has been financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925.
Radiant: Introducing the Enhanced Falls Illumination
Visit Niagara Parks on Thursday, December 1, 2016 for the official unveiling of the new Niagara Falls illumination. Enjoy a concert by Stacey Kay starting at 5 p.m. and witness the spectacular new display starting at 6:10 p.m., followed by a concert by Repartee at 6:30 p.m.
Falls Illumination Schedule
|January 1 - January 31||5 PM - Midnight|
|February 1 - February 28||6:30 PM - 11 PM|
|* March 1 - March 7||7 PM - 11 PM*|
|* March 8 - March 31||8:30 PM - 11 PM*|
|April 1 - April 30||8:30 PM - 11 PM*|
|* Illumination extended until midnight, Fridays to Sundays in March and April.|
|May 1 - August 13||9 PM - Midnight|
|August 14 - September 30||8:30 PM - Midnight|
|October 1 - October 31||7 PM - Midnight|
|November 1 - December 30||5 PM - Midnight|
|December 31||5 PM - 1 AM|
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Special Illumination Schedule
Niagara Parks, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, offers special colour illumination for charitable and not-for-profit organizations only. To apply for a special illumination, please fill out our online form. . (Please note: The current lighting system is undergoing a complete upgrade and replacement. Due to the construction and implementation, there is a temporary moratorium on special lighting requests during the period October 2 through November 19, 2016, as the project is at a stage where changing the colours on the Falls at specified times is not technically possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience.)
|World TTTS Awareness Day||Blue||December 7, 2016||10:00PM|