All of these iconic buildings around the world will be going green for St. Patrick’s Day 1 year ago

All of these iconic buildings around the world will be going green for St. Patrick’s Day

Over 300 stadiums, statues, museums and towers, all over the world.

St. Patrick’s Day is a little over a month away and as is the case every year, people all over the world will be joining in the celebrations on our national holiday.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but few national holidays have as much impact around the globe as the one that falls on March 17 and some of the most iconic venues on the planet will be going green to mark the occasion.

Those buildings include the Empire State Building in New York City, Niagara Falls and the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro to name but a few, while amongst the new additions in 2018 are the Space Needle in Seattle, the fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square and the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao, the home of Athletic Club Bilbao.

The Sydney Opera House, meanwhile, will once again turn green for the first time in four years, while few cities celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like Chicago, where Navy Pier, the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Civic Opera House and Soldier Field will all be turning green this year.

2018 is the ninth year of the Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland, who will also mark St. Patrick’s Day by inviting international journalists from top media outlets around the globe to visit Ireland and take in the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade during their stay.

You can see the full list of buildings going green around the globe on St. Patrick’s Day below and you can also view a list of the destinations Irish Government Ministers will be visiting here.

Landmarks and iconic sites going green in 2018

First-time ‘greenings’ marked *

Great Britain

  • London Eye
  • Heron Tower, London
  • Nelson’s Column, London
  • Selfridges, London
  • Selfridges, Birmingham
  • Selfridges, Manchester
  • Trafalgar Square fountains, London *
  • National Football Museum, Manchester *
  • Town Hall clock, Manchester
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

United States

  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Wells Fargo building, Albuquerque
  • Chicago Board of Trade building
  • Civic Opera House, Chicago
  • Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
  • John Hancock Center, Chicago
  • Novak Construction, Chicago
  • Navy Pier, Chicago
  • One Prudential Plaza, Chicago
  • Soldier Field, Chicago
  • State Street, Chicago
  • Wrigley Building, Chicago
  • Harbor Bridge, Corpus Christi *
  • Omni Dallas Hotel
  • Reunion Tower, Dallas
  • City Hall, Denver
  • City Hall, Houston
  • Junction Bridge pedestrian walkway and Main Street bridge, Little Rock
  • City Hall, San Francisco
  • Coit Tower, San Francisco
  • Space Needle, Seattle *


  • Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
  • Casa Loma, Toronto
  • City Hall, Toronto
  • The Distillery District, Toronto
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary
  • Chimo the polar bear, Cochrane *
  • Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat *
  • Cochrane sign *
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The Big Nickel, Sudbury
  • The Wawa Goose *


  • Burgtheater, Vienna
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum), Vienna *
  • Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), Vienna *
  • Wiener Riesenrad (ferris wheel), Vienna
  • Bergiselschanze (ski jump), Innsbruck


  • Grand Place, Brussels
  • Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
  • Town Hall, Dinant *
  • Celtic Cross, Fontenoy
  • Belfry, Mons


  • Onofrio Fountain, Dubrovnik *


  • Municipal Town Hall, Nicosia


  • Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen *
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen


  • Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square), Tallinn *


  • Ice skating rink, Oulu *


  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris
  • Beaugrenelle (shopping centre), Paris *
  • BHV Marais (Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville – department store), Paris
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • Château de la Muette (headquarters of the OECD), Paris
  • Galeries Lafayette, Paris
  • Irish Embassy, Paris
  • Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland® Paris
  • University of Angers – ESTHUA, Angers *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Cannes
  • La Croisette, Cannes
  • La Tour du Suquet, Cannes
  • Musée de la Castre, Cannes
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
  • Tapis rouge lumineux (red carpet), Cannes
  • Secondary school, Châteaudun *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Grandvilliers
  • Hôtel de Ville, Mellac
  • Hôtel de Ville, Royan *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Mandé Palais de l’Europe (seat of the Council of Europe), Strasbourg *


  • Lighthouse building, Düsseldorf
  • Altes Rathaus, Gescher
  • McKiernan's Irish Café, Gescher
  • ‘Fridolin’ the carp statue, Höchstadt an der Aisch
  • Allianz Arena, Munich
  • BMW Welt, Munich
  • Heidecksburg Castle, Rudolstadt
  • Königsbau, Stuttgart *
  • Neumünster church, Würzburg
  • Rathaus (Town Hall), Würzburg


  • Müpa Budapest
  • Tüskecsarnok (indoor arena), Budapest


  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Il Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well), Orvieto
  • Torre del Moro, Orvieto *

The Netherlands

  • SkyLounge Amsterdam *
  • Splendor Amsterdam
  • Uilenburgersjoel Amsterdam *
  • DOT, Groningen *
  • Euromast, Rotterdam *
  • SkyView Scheveningen Pier, The Hague
  • Windmill, Weert


  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo *


  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
  • Spodek (arena), Katowice
  • Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce
  • Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
  • Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
  • Tauron Arena, Kraków
  • Archaeological Museum, Poznań *
  • Bishop Jordan Bridge, Poznań *
  • Grand Theatre, Poznań *
  • Raczyński Library, Poznań
  • City Hall, Toruń *
  • Bank Zachodni WBK headquarters, Wroclaw
  • Centennial Hall, Wroclaw
  • Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wroclaw
  • National Museum, Wroclaw *
  • Opera House, Wroclaw *
  • University Bridge, Wroclaw
  • University of Wroclaw *


  • Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue), Lisbon
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais


  • Ada Bridge (Most na Adi), Belgrade
  • Palace Albanija, Belgrade
  • Hotel Moskva, Belgrade
  • Canadian Embassy, Belgrade
  • Glavna Pošta (main post office), Belgrade *
  • Hotel Park, Belgrade
  • House of the National Assembly of Serbia Narodna Skupstina, Belgrade


  • Tower of Hércules, A Coruña, Galicia
  • San Mamés stadium, Bilbao *
  • Marbella arches
  • Tortosa town *


  • Vasa warship, Stockholm


  • The Rhine Falls, near Zurich


  • Sydney Opera House
  • Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
  • Town Hall, Sydney
  • The Big Kangaroo, Border Village
  • The Bell Tower, Perth
  • Council House, Perth
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth

New Zealand

  • Sky Tower, Auckland
  • Christchurch Airport
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington


  • Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro
  • Torre de TV Digital, Brasília
  • Torre da Globo (Globo TV Tower), São Paulo
  • Catedral de Pedra de Canela, Canela, Rio Grande do Sul *


  • Canton Tower, Guangzhou


  • Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa *
  • Water Tower, Ramat Gan
  • City Hall, Tel Aviv


  • Ise Ohtorii, Ise City
  • Yokohama Marine Tower, Naka Ward, Yokohama *


  • Straits Quay lighthouse, Penang


  • El Ángel de la Independencia, Mexico City
  • Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City *
  • Glorieta de los Caballos, Guadalajara *
  • Los Arcos, Guadalajara
  • Monumento a los Ninos Héroes, Guadalajara
  • Palacio Municipal, Guadalajara
  • Parque Lineal Pablo Neruda, Guadalajara *
  • Parque Unidad Deportivo la Tucson, Guadalajara *
  • Paseo Chapultepec, Guadalajara
  • Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, Guadalajara

United Arab Emirates

  • Yas Viceroy hotel, Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai *
  • Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai


  • Pen Monument, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi *