Niagara Falls Illumination Experience the dazzling lights on Niagara Falls
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.
“Sparkling Winter Lights” Falls Illumination
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Winter Festival of Lights, discover this all-new illumination display featuring the subtle and sometimes harsh movements inspired by winter in the north. From gentle snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding over snowy tundra, to blizzards and the frosted falls; winter’s spectacle is exciting and magical.
Enjoy the five-minute “Sparkling Winter Lights” display, as part of the Falls Illumination at the top of each hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. until February 20, 2023.
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 colour. The new lights 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.
Falls Illumination Schedule
|January 1 – January 31||5 PM – 1 AM|
|February 1 – March 11||5:30 PM – 1 AM|
|March 12 – March 31||7:30 PM – 2 AM|
|April 1- May 14||8:00 PM – 2 AM|
|May 15 – July 31||8:30 PM – 2 AM|
|August 1 - August 15||8:00 PM – 2 AM|
|August 16 - August 31||7:30 PM – 2 AM|
|September 1 - 19||7:00 PM – 2 AM|
|September 20 - 30||6:30 PM – 2 AM|
|October 1 - 15||6:15 PM – 2 AM|
|October 16 - October 31||6:00 PM – 2 AM|
|November 1 - December 31||4:30 PM – 2 AM|
The Niagara Falls are often lit in special colours for many registered charities marking a significant date in support of their cause. Special Colour Illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board.
Special Illumination Calendar
|November 28, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||GivingTuesday 2023||Red, White|
|November 28, 2023||10:15 - 10:30||111th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Albania||Red, Black|
|November 30, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||Stomach Cancer Awareness Day||Blue, Purple|
|December 1, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||World Aids Day 2023||Red|
|December 1, 2023||10:15 - 10:30||National Day of Romania||Blue, Yellow, Red|
|December 2, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||Women's Brain Health Day||Purple|
|December 3, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||International Day of People With Disabilities||Purple|
|December 5, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||International Volunteers Day||White, Green, Blue, Green|
|December 6, 2023||7:00 - 7:15||Mike Glavcic Day in Niagara Falls, Ontario||Red, Blue|
|December 7, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day||Blue|
|December 8, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||40th Anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY||Red, Yellow, Blue|
|December 22, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||Nora's Ninjas Supporting Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Awareness||Blue, Pink, Blue, Pink|
|December 24, 2023||10:00 - 10:15||Brother Sister Community Day||Blue, Pink|
|February 2, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||16th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day||Blue|
|February 22, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||World Encephalitis Day 2024||Red|
|March 15, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||Amyloidos Awareness Month||Red|
|May 26, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||Independence Day of Georgia||Red, White|
|May 29, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||National Day of the Republic of Croatia||Red, White, Blue|
|June 7, 2024||10:00 - 10:15||National Gun Violence Awareness Day||Orange|