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Top Tips

Here are just a few tips to help you get the best out of your visit to Blackpool Illuminations:
Illuminations traffic can get very busy at peak times (weekends and school holidays). Why not consider one of these options:

  • Come midweek when the queues are shorter;
  • Park up your car and either walk through the Illuminations or catch a tram*;
  • Drive along the promenade from north to south (joining the Lights at Bispham rather than Starr Gate)

*If you do decide to park your car, you will be able to take full advantage of the free LightPool projection shows on the front of the Blackpool Tower building. The viewing area is directly opposite on The Comedy Carpet. These projections are shown every night during Illuminations season and will add a completely different dimension to your Illuminations experience. It also means that you can take some time enjoying the rest of what Blackpool has to offer.
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