Illumination of Niagara Falls
Make time to see Niagara Falls at night as well as during the day. The American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls offer spectacular night views. All 3 Falls are illuminated with colorful lights at night.
Illumination of the Falls begins at sunset and continues until 1 or 2 AM, depending on the time of year.
Many nights the colors of Niagara Falls show a special color theme to reflect a holiday or special cause.
Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Nightly Fireworks displays are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
The skies over Niagara Falls at night light up with fireworks for a brief, but beautiful show every major US or Canadian holiday, plus most nights during the Summer months and weekends into the Fall.
Fireworks displays usually begin at 10 PM and last for 6 minutes, longer on a holiday. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the beauty of the Falls with colorful fireworks just above them. For the current viewing schedule, visit the Niagara Parks Commission website, here, or call 1.877.642.7275.
Local’s Tip: The north end of Goat Island is convenient place to park and find up-close views of nightly fireworks displays.
What happens to the Falls after the lights go off?
Rumors surface every so often that the Falls turn off every night. Learn more about what that rumor may be based in. Did Niagara Falls ever run dry and what really does happen to the water level nightly. Read more about the water level changes and turning off the Falls here.