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Blackpool Illuminations 2023

Type:Show / Display

Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 5YA

Tel: 01253 478222

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Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ (find out more about Blackpool Illuminations history here).
 

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Blackpool Illuminations 2023 (1 Sept 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Tuesday, 29th August 2023 - Tuesday, 29th August 2023

Ride The LightsRide the LightsThe popular free event sees the seafront stretch fully closed to vehicles for one night only between 19:00 - 22:00 to allow cyclists to get a sneak preview of the Blackpool Illuminations ahead of the annual Switch-On on Friday.
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Friday, 1st September 2023 - Friday, 1st September 2023

Fireworks from Blackpool Tower on Switch-On NightBlackpool Illuminations Switch-OnThe 2019 Illuminations will see the Lights shine nightly until 3 November, and it all kicks off with the biggest night of the year, a night when Blackpool celebrates the start of Illuminations season with the biggest and coolest outdoor party!
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Lightpool Festival LogoLightpool Festival 2023Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is returning this October half-term with two weeks of extraordinary free entertainment.
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsTourism Event of the Year Tourism Event of the Year 2011
  • Local Awards Blackpool Tourism Innovation of the Year 2005 2006
  • Regional AwardsNorthwest Tourism Event of the Year Northwest Tourism Event of the Year 2009

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