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).
Blackpool Illumination 2020 is a little different this year. The annual Illuminations display is to be extended by two months to provide an invaluable boost to the resort’s tourism season after COVID-19. We have also announced that the traditional Switch-On concert will be replaced this year by a free-to-access streamed event in association with MTV after the social distancing restrictions arising from COVID-19 means it cannot go ahead in its usual format.
To help with social-distancing, a one-way system will be in place at busy times for those walking through the illuminated tableaux section at North Shore. To do this, head to Red Bank Road (at the end of the lights) and walk north to south.
Find out more about Blackpool Illuminations, including 2020 switch-on times, illuminated tram tours and how you can visit the lights here.
Blackpool Illuminations 2020
04 Sep 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.