As the days get shorter and the leaves begin to fall, Lancashire comes to life with an array of events set to light up the darker autumn skies.

Whether you are looking for a romantic evening stroll under the glow of the Blackpool Illuminations or an outdoor concert with friends at one of the Christmas light switch ons, you will find something in Lancashire to light up your life. 

Blackpool Illuminations – now until 3 November
More commonly known as the greatest free light show on Earth, Blackpool Illuminations have been a Blackpool staple for over 100 years. Lighting up the sky from late August, the six mile stretch of traditional festoons and tableaux provide entertainment for visitors of all ages. 

Walk or drive from beginning to end, or for something special, become part of the illuminations by boarding one of the extraordinary illuminated tram cars that run from Blackpool Pleasure Beach to Bispham and back. 

Lightpool Festival – 11 - 26 October
A recent addition to the Blackpool Illuminations, Lightpool Festival is a three-day celebration of light, featuring a spectacular mix of live performances, light-based art installations and the return of the illuminated tram parade. As well as an exciting performance from the BBC Philharmonic at the Winter Gardens as part of Light Odyssey, an immersive light and sound concert. 

Light Up Lancaster – 1 - 2 November
See Lancaster in a whole different light as the city comes to life with street theatre, musical performances and an illuminated art trail, all culminating in a spectacular firework display on the Saturday evening from Lancaster Castle. Enjoy large scale projections, artworks and installations illuminating Lancaster’s stunning historic buildings, squares, parks and monuments. 

Astley illuminated – 23 November 
Set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park, Astley Hall is a Grade I listed historic house from Tudor and early Stuart England. Each year, for one evening, this fantastic building is transformed with brilliant LED spotlights and over 200 candles, inside and out, head down to experience this spectacular event whilst enjoying evening entertainment and a glass of mulled wine. 

Firework Extravaganzas - Bonfire Night.
Firework displays give the perfect excuse to wrap up warm and get outside in the autumn air. Sip on hot drinks, warm your hands by the fire and enjoy spectacular views across the night sky.




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