Light up a landmark

To celebrate World Encephalitis Day 2024, we need your help to turn the world red by lighting up as many landmarks as possible around the globe.

We currently have 238 landmarks and buildings across 29 countries that have agreed to go red on Thursday, 22nd February, and help us raise awareness.

Join a World Encephalitis Day gathering

A number of gatherings planned at landmarks on World Encephalitis Day 2024. Please feel free to join!


  • Melbourne Town Hall – 8pm AEST – Contact: Claudia
  • Perth, Freemantle Prison – 6.45pm AWST – Contact: Rachael


  • London, Kings Cross Station – 5pm – Contact: volunteer Lucy and the Encephalitis International team
  • London, Piccadilly Lights, Piccadilly Circus – 6.30pm. Contact: volunteer Lucy and the Encephalitis International team
  • Birmingham, Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower aka Old Joe – 6pm – Contact: Ciara Contact Ciara
  • Newcastle, Millennium Bridge – 6.45pm – Contact: Sarah. Contact Sarah


  • Edinburgh Castle – 7pm. Meet at Tolbooth Kirk (aka The Hub, which is on the high street at the top of the Royal Mile). Contact: Paul


  • Niagara Falls, Ontorio, 9.30pm. Meet at the Table Rock Centre. Contact: Amy


  • (Wednesday, 21st February, 2.30pm to 5.30pm) Clinica Neurologica e Laboratorio di Neuropatologia, Universitò di Verona. Una serie di conferenze di professionisti medici e sopravvissuti all’encefalite. Zoom link


  • North Dakota, Bismarck. Bismarck Brain Walk. Contact: Jackie. Find out more
  • Senita Ballroom, Arizona State University. Encephalitis Benefit Concert, 6pm to 9pm.

Can you help?

This is a big job – especially for a small team such as ours.

If you live in a town or city with a notable landmark that can light up in a different colour, or your place of work can support us, please approach them and ask for their support this World Encephalitis Day. Or if you can think of a landmark elsewhere in the world that you would like to see go #Red4WED then please reach out to them.

Please make sure you email us at once you receive confirmation of a landmark.

Where we have lighting up, so far…



Adelaide – Parliament Building
Adelaide – Adelaide Oval
Adelaide – Riverbank Footbridge
Kalgoorlie – Eastern Goldfields
Launceston – Launceston Town Hall
Manjimup – Brockman Street
Melbourne – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Palmerston – Palmerston Water Tower
Palmerston – Frances Drive Light Pole
Palmerston – Palmerston Recreation Centre
Perth – Joondalup Drive Bridge
Perth – Matagarup Bridge
Perth – Mount Street Bridge
Perth – Northbridge Tunnel
Perth – Sky Ribbon
Perth – Fremantle Prison
Perth – East Perth Power Station
Perth – Perth Concert Hall
Perth – Conor Building
Sydney – Manly Town Hall
Townsville – Townsville Sign
Townsville – Victoria Bridge
Townsville – Wharton Reef Lighthouse
Townsville – George Roberts Bridge
Townsville – Old Magistrates Court House
Townsville – Flinders Square
Townsville – Central Park Broadway
Townsville – Little Fletcher Bridge
Melbourne – Bolte Bridge
Melbourne – MCG Stadium
Melbourne – AAMI Park
Melbourne – Old Treasury Building
Melbourne – Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne – Kingston Hall Light Tower
Brisbane – The Storey Bridge (including the lighting of the Wickham Terrace Car Park architectural wall and the Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead)
Brisbane – Victoria Bridge
Brisbane – Reddacliff Place sculptures
Brisbane – Tropical Dome
Canberra – Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand

Christchurch – Christchurch Airport
Hastings – Hastings Clock Tower
Oamaru – Oamaru Opera House
New Plymouth – New Plymouth Clock
Palmerston North – Palmerston North Clock Tower
Wellington – Michael Fowler Centre
Wellington – Oriental Parade
Whangari – Victoria Canopy Bridge



Linz – Lentos Art Museum
Linz – Ars Electronica


Old gendarmerie barracks (part of the new town hall)
Brussels – UCB headquarters
Hasselt – Building TBC (as organised by the City Council)

Czech Republic

Prague – Dancing House


Bootle – Bootle Town Hall
Birmingham – Aston University
Birmingham – Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower
Birmingham – HSBC – 1 Centenary Square
Bristol – Council buildings
Chard – Guildhall Clock
Cheshire – Lyme Park National Trust
Cheshire – Chester Town Hall
Cheshire – Eastgate Clock
Cheshire – Ellesmere Port Library
Cheshire – Wyvern House
Christchurch – Christchurch Priory
Doncaster – Mansion House
Essex – Braintree Institute
Hexham – Queen’s Hall
Huddersfield – Huddersfield Town FC training ground
Hull – The Deep
Iver Heath – Pinewood Studios
Leeds – Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre
Leeds – Civic Hall
Leeds – Town Hall
Leeds – City Museum
Leeds – Leeds Train Station
Liverpool – Liver Building
Liverpool – Lime Street railway station
Liverpool – School Engineering building (liverpool uni)
Liverpool – Town Hall
Liverpool – Royal Albert Dock
Liverpool – Light up the Bridge – St Helens Borough Council
London – BT Tower
London – Kings Cross station
London – Alexandra Palace
London – Liverpool Street railway station
London – Tower 42
London – Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus (6.30pm to 6.40pm).
Loughborough – Loughborough University
Lytham – Lytham St Anne’s Cathedral
Lytham – Lytham Windmill
Manchester – Piccadilly Station
Nottingham – Council House
Malton – Malton Train Station
Middlesbrough – Town Hall
Middlesbrough – Centre Square
Middlesbrough – Central Library
Middlesbrough – Dorman Musuem
Middlesbrough – Zetland Car Park
Middlesbrough – St Hildas Bells
Milton Keynes – XScape Building
Newcastle upon Tyne – Tyne Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne – Millennium Bridge
Plymouth – Smeaton Tower
Rochester – Rochester Cathedral
Sheffield – HSBC – Griffin House
Southport – Southport Town Hall
Sunderland – Penshaw Monument
Sunderland – Northern Spire Bridge
Sunderland – Hylton Castle
Sunderland – Fulwell Mill
Sunderland – Cliffe Park Lighthouse
Sunderland – Keel Square
Sunderland – High Street West
Western-super-mare – The Grand Pier
Yates – Council Buildings
York – York City Walls


Helsinki – Sky Wheel


Dublin – Dublin City Hall
Dublin – Convention Centre
Dublin – National Collage of Ireland


Largo Caleotto – Monumento ai Caduti sul Lavoro
Cori – Ancient Temple


Chisinau – Diomid Gherman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Northern Ireland

Bainbridge – Bainbridge Town Hall Clock Tower
Belfast – Titanic Belfast
Coleraine – Council HQ at Cloonavin
Craigvon – Civic Hall
Derry and Strabane – Council buildings
Derry and Strabane – Alley Theatre
Mid Ulster – Ranfurly House Dungannon
Mid Ulster – Burnavon Cookstown
Mid Ulster – Bridewell Magherafelt
Mid Ulster – Old Town Hall
Mid Ulster – Armagh Gaol
Antrim – Antrim And Newtownabbey Civic Building 1
Antrim – Antrim And Newtownabbey Civic Building 2
Antrim – Antrim And Newtownabbey Civic Building 3
Omagh – Enniskillen Castle
Omagh – Strule Arts Centre


Sandefjord – Whaling Monument


Coimbra – University of Coimbra Tower
Lisbon – Statue D. José


Aberdeen – Marichal College
Banff – Banff Castle
Edinburgh – Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh – Camera Obseucra
Glasgow – Buchanan Tower, Stepps
Glasgow – Glasgow Central Clock
Kilmarnock – Halo building
Kilmarnock – Dean Castle Country Park
Kilmarnock – Viaduct Arches
Kilmarnock – Town Centre
Lanarkshire – Glass tower, Civic Centre
Lanarkshire – Hamilton Town House
Perth – St Paul’s Square
Stirling – National Wallace Monument


Girona – Government Delegation Building
Barcelona – Torre Glories Tower


Geneva – Jet D’eau


Cardiff – Cardiff Castle
Newport – Newport Civic Centre Clock Tower
Pembrokeshire – Pembrokeshire County Councils County Hall
Swansea – ICON Health Sciences Offices
Swansea – Guild Hall


South Africa

Johannesburg – The Leonardo (spire next to building)
Durban – Umhlanga Hospital



Siem Reap – Angkor Hospital for Children


Peking Union Medical College Hospital


Mumbai – Bus stations across Mumbai x 17
Vellore – CMC Vellore


Manila – National Museum of the Philippines
Manila – Rizal Monument
Cebu City – Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway

Sri Lanka

Colombo – Lotus Tower of Sri Lanka

North America


21st February

Edmonton – Edmonton High Level Bridge
Brampton – Clock Tower

22nd February

Alberta – Calgary Tower
Edmonton – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Edmonton – ATB Tower
London – RBC Building
London – Canada Life Offices x3
London – City Hall
London – JA Taylor Building
Mississauga – Clock Tower
Montréal – Montréal Tower
Montréal – Montréal Olympic Park
Ontario – Niagara Falls
Toronto – CN Tower
Toronto – 3D Toronto sign
Vancouver – BC Place
Vancouver – Sails of Light
Vermont – Burke Mountain Torchlight Ski
Whistler – Fitzsimmons Covered Bridge (25th Feb)



Arizona – Mayo Clinic
Atlanta – UCB Offices
Baltimore – Johns Hopkins Hospital
Boston – Boston City Hall
Florida – Deltona City Hall
Florida – South Daytona City Hall and Mini Lighthouses
Florida – Ponce Inlet City Hall, Fire Department and Police Department
Florida – Port Orange City Centre Fountains
Georgia, Forsyth County – Cumming City Water Tower
Jacksonville – FIS headquarters
Jacksonville – Mayo Clinic
Johnstown – Stone Bridge
New York – The Helmsley Building
Philadelphia – One Liberty Place
Philadelphia – Cira Center
Philadelphia – FMC Tower at Cira Center South
Philadelphia – The Bulleting Building
Philadelphia – Cira South Garage
Rochester – Mayo Clinic
San Diego – San Diego Convention Centre
Texas – Miracle Bridge at Texas Medical Centre Campus


South America


Sao Paulo – University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine

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Last Modified: 22 February 2024
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