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Set in the quieter North Shore location just minutes from the sea front 

Blackpool Illuminations

1st September 2017 -5th November 2017

As the summer season draws to a close, Blackpool looks forward to long autumn nights bathed in light and colour.

Blackpool Illuminations are considered to be the greatest free light show on earth, which entertains millions of visitors each year and brings glowing warmth to even the coldest October evening.

The Illuminations have been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ and have been a guiding light for visitors to the resort ever since. 

Camera capers illuminations displayBlackpool’s annual Festival of Light compliments the traditional Illuminations with a contemporary look at the concept of light and art working together to create entertainment. The festival features a number of interactive installations designed to both amuse and provoke thought in the visitor, and also produces a calendar of Illuminating events.

The brightest night of all in Blackpool is the Big Switch On, when thousands of people gather to witness the first illuminating night of the season, and the pulling of that famous switch. On this and every other night of the season, Blackpool’s Illuminations retain the magic and excitement which every visitor experiences on their first trip through the ‘Lights’ as a child.  The styles and technology, however are constantly adapting to address the green issues of conservation and energy efficiency.

Hog boppin illumination tableauxThe Illuminations offer you a host of different experiences and ways to view the glittering spectacle. Whilst most visitors drive through the lights either by car, coach or bus, there are some more exciting and rewarding ways of viewing the dazzling displays. Hop aboard an open top tram for the clearest view of the lights, or perhaps a ride in a horses drawn carriage could be a special romantic treat. You can of course walk through the Illuminations, with a warm coat and a bag of chips: the best way to get involved with the interactive elements of this uniquely Blackpool attraction.

Details of the weekend will be announced in the near future but to be one of the first to hear the news click here

Turkey and Tinsel the last weekend for small groups

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