Niagara Falls to go Dark in Support of Ukraine

December 21, 2022

Holly Goertzen

Niagara Falls, ON – Tonight, both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls will go dark at 7 p.m. for one minute in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Following the minute of darkness, Niagara Falls will be lit in blue and yellow for 15 minutes.

Niagara Falls will join landmarks across the world in a powerful visual tribute to Ukraine and to raise awareness of blackouts affecting the country, as well as to support the appeal to raise funds for electrical generators for hospitals. The campaign is using the hashtag: #LightUpUkraine

Illumination photos are available here.

All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the “illumination of Niagara Falls” since 1925. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.