City Hall Lighting

This Month's Lighting Events

10/2                Black/red/yellow - National Day of Germany
10/3 - 10/4     Teal - 70th Anniversary of St. Anthony's Foundation
10/5               Red/white/blue – First day of early voting.
10/6               Purple - Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/7               Blue - World Day of Billying Prevention
10/8               Red/white/blue – Honoring First responders
10/10             Green/white/red - Italian Heritage Month
10/13             Purple - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/14             Gold - Pediatric Cancer Awareness
10/15             Red/white/blue – Honoring First responders
10/16             Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/17             Green - 30th Anniversary of NERT
10/19             Purple – Honoring our Hospitality industry
10/20             Gold – Honoring Frontline workers
10/21             Blue/white/yellow/red - Filipino American History Month
10/22             Red/white/blue – Honoring First responders

10/24 - 10/25 Red/white/blue – Get Out the Vote - Early Voting Center is Open
10/26             Purple – Honoring our Hospitality industry
10/27             Gold – Honoring Frontline workers
10/28             Blue – Honoring Healthcare workers
10/29             Red/white/blue – Honoring First responders
10/31             Orange - Happy Halloween!
11/1 - 11/3     Red/white/blue – Get Out the Vote and Election Day

Lighting Event History

About City Hall's Exterior Lighting

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall's exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and holidays.
Until 2016, the lights were standard incandescent bulbs. Changing their colors was expensive and time-consuming; two to three building staff members, plus a crew of four staff from a lighting contractor, spent hours crawling in and out of office windows and onto the rooftop to install colored theatrical gels on each of the 220 fixtures, even in bad weather. For removal of the gels, the whole process happened in reverse.
Power use is now much lower, and with just an occasional cleaning, maintaining the fixtures is much easier: LED bulbs last as long as 20 years.

News About City Hall Lighting

Please note, the CIty Hall lighting schedule is subject to change.