Illumination Schedule 2020

Date Time
January 1 to 31 5:00 pm - 1.00 am
February 1 to 28 6.30 pm - 1.00 am
March 1 - 11 7:00 pm - 1.00 am
March 12 - March 31 8:00 pm - 1.00 am
April 1 to 30 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
May 1 - May 14 8.15 pm - 2:00 am
May 15 - May 31 8.30 pm - 2:00 am
June 1 - July 22 8.45 pm - 2:00 am
July 23 to 31 8.30 pm - 2:00 am
August 1 to 15 8:15 pm - 2.00 am
Aug 16 to 31 7:45 pm - 2.00 am
September 01 to 19 7.15 pm - 2.00 am
September 20 to 30 6.45 pm - 2.00 am
October 1 - Oct 15 6.30 pm - 1:00 am
October 16 - Nov 04 6.00 pm - 1:00 am
November 05 - Dec 30 4.30 pm - 1.00 am
December 31, New Year's Eve 4:30 pm - 2:00 am

* All times are subject to change.

Fireworks Schedule 2020

Date Time
Jan 1 - 5 9:00 pm
Jan 11 & 12 9:00 pm

Niagara Falls Special Holiday Illumination Schedule 2020

Date Specialty Colour Time
February 14 Valentine's Day Pink and red Every hour for 15 minutes, until 2 a.m.
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Global Greening Green Every hour for 15 minutes, until 2 a.m.
March 28 Earth Hour No Illumination Falls will remain dark from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
April 22 Earth Day Green Every hour for 15 minutes
May 18 Victoria Day Purple Every hour for 15 minutes
May 25 Memorial Day Red, White & Blue Every hour for 15 minutes
June 05 World Environment Day Green Every hour for 15 minutes
July 01 Canada Day Red & White Every hour for 15 minutes
July 04 Independence Day Red, White & Blue Every hour for 15 minutes
November 11 Remembrance Day Red Every hour for 15 minutes

Winter Festival of Lights
Winter Fireworks Displays
FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2019 TO JANUARY 12, 2020

Experience Niagara Falls as it's transformed into a palette of breathtaking colours with millions of sparkling lights and illuminated displays, during the Winter Festival of Lights.

Festival’s illuminations occur nightly from 5:00pm to midnight.


  • Saturday, November 16th (as part of the WFOL Opening Ceremonies)

  • Every Fridays at 9 PM: November 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20, 27, January 3

  • Every night from December 21st to December 30th & Jannuary 1 to 5 at 9PM.

  • New Years Eve: Tuesday, December 31st at 9PM & Midnight

  • January 11 & 12

* All performances take place at 9PM unless otherwise noted.

Nightly Illumination

"To see the Falls at night is to be wide awake in the land of dreams"

Niagara Illumination

Don't miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night when the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow! It is indeed a great sight that can never seen at anywhere in the world. The falls at night is like a fairyland. The hue of the lighted Niagara Falls mesmerizes and seizes every visitor to stay hours at the brink of the falls.

Thousands of LED lights are fixed in three locations across the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. 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.

All the existing Xenon lights were replaced with new, energy-efficient LED lighting technology. These new lights provide very high lighting levels, and a wider spectrum of colour.

Photo of the illumination facilites for the nightly lighting of the falls

Funding for the year-round, Niagara illumination is provided by:

Niagara Falls Illumination
  • The City of Niagara Falls, New York
  • The City of Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • The Niagara Parks Commission
  • The Niagara Frontier State Park Authority of New York
  • Ontario Hydro

Illumination of the Falls has been Financed and Operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB) since 1925.

Who doesn't like a night with fireworks and how beautiful it is when they explode high above the sky? It is spectacular, a night with colourful firework displays high over the mighty falls!

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights officially starts with stunning firework displays every year. Special firework performances will be scheduled from the beginning till the end of the winter lights festival. Visit the Table Rock Complex near the brink of the falls as it is undoubtedly one of the best ever places to enjoy the firework displays. Visitors can choose from one of the many Niagara lodging options like falls view hotels, resorts, restaurants and campgrounds found nearby and enjoy fireworks from the warmth your hotel rooms.

Winter Fireworks in Niagara Falls
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