Visit Blackpool

Get Involved

Blackpool’s world-famous Illuminations display relies on public and business donations to ensure it continues to shine for future generations.

There are a number of ways in which you can help and support:

Volunteer at Festival@LightPool

Would you like the chance to take part in this years incredible Festival@Lightpool?

We are looking for Parade Illuminators!

Dates available are:

Tues 24th October (Eve) - Dress and Tech run
Weds 25th October (Eve) - Festival day 1
Thursday 26th October (Eve) - Festival day 2
Friday 27th October (Eve) - Festival day 3
Saturday 28th October - ( Eve) Festival day 4 - Chandelier Night

Volunteer roles available within the Parade Illuminators team:

Shimmering Stewards: Escorting the fantastic Festival@Lightpool acts around the festival, ensuring their safety and the safety of the audience.

Sparkling supporters: Engaging with the public and talking about the festival. Filling out monitoring and evaluation forms with the audience.

Mesmerizing Media: assisting our social media team with photography, audio and video capture.

Contact Kay Trayford here

Public Collections

At the south (Starr Gate) and north (Bispham) gateways to the Promenade, you will find manned collection huts. These are open throughout the Illuminations season. Please give freely to support the Illuminations during your visit – all proceeds go to the upkeep and development of the annual show.

You can also donate online on the VisitBlackpool website by clicking here.


How would you like to feature in the Illuminations? The 2017 Headlights display features images of people – providing a unique souvenir and memory of the greatest free show on earth!

There are a limited number of spaces available to buy and the display will be based on the Cliffs section at the northern end of the Promenade. For full terms and conditions and order details, click here.

Business Logolights

Everyone loves seeing their name in lights – and we can offer that unique experience to businesses as part of the 2017 Illuminations.

There are 150 slots available to “buy” on this special display within the Cliffs section of the display. It gives businesses an opportunity to showcase themselves to more than 3m visitors – and support the Illuminations at the same time!

For full terms and conditions and to purchase, click here.

Business Partnerships

We have a wide range of other commercial opportunities for businesses to get involved in the Illuminations.
These include sponsorship of a feature within the display; association with the annual Switch On; and straightforward donations that will help to ensure the Lights continue to shine for years to come.

We have our own in-house design service, supplemented by the talents of creative designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
It’s a unique opportunity to promote and showcase your business in a fun and entertaining way.

To discuss options, please e-mail Richard Ryan or give him a call on 01253 476400.