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How to Get Involved and Support the Blackpool Illuminations 

The Blackpool Illuminations are a free light show, relying on public and business donations to help ensure the spectacle continues to shine for future generations.

You can make your own contribution to the Lights via any of these means: 

  1. Public Collections - There are manned collection huts at both the south (Starr Gate) and north (Bispham) gateways to the Blackpool Illuminations and Promenade. The collection huts will be open throughout the season and any donations are welcome go towards the upkeep and development of the annual display. No spare change? No problem. This year, we have contactless payment machines at our collection huts in collaboration with Barclaycard.

  2.  Donate Online - Donations can be made online here.

  3.  Headlights- Did you know the public can feature in the greatest light show on Earth? Pictures submitted by the public will feature on a display on the cliffs section at North Promenade for only £49.99! You can take part here.

  4. Digital Arches - New for 2020, the public will be able to book a one hour display slot on a selected evening for a personalised digital message on the North and South welcome arches, with all proceeds supporting the Illuminations. Click here to email the Illuminations Team for more details.

Commercial Business Opportunities

Are you looking for a creative and high profile way of promoting your brand? There are a number of commercial opportunities available to showcase your business to over 3 million visitors over the Illuminations season. 
Plus, for the first time in history, this year’s Blackpool Illuminations will shine for 122 days as opposed to 66 nights in previous years. New features are still under construction, creating additional opportunities for companies to include their own branding and messages within the display.

  1. Business Logolights – Take a starring role in this year’s Blackpool Illuminations through Logolights. These Logolights are displayed next to our popular Headlights section, which proudly displays the faces of people who just love the Blackpool Illuminations. While you are showcasing your business name and logo, you are also helping to support the Lights. Find out more here.

  2. Business Partnerships - We have a wide range of other commercial opportunities for businesses to get involved in the Blackpool Illuminations. These include featured sponsorships within the display and straightforward donations that will help to ensure the Lights continue to shine for many years to come.

We also 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 Mark Windows or give him a call on 07554433616.

Illuminate The Blackpool Tower, your way!

The Blackpool Tower truly stands out as an iconic landmark on Blackpool’s promenade. Even more so due to its sparkling new makeover which has taken over 4,000 abseiling hours to complete. Our impressive Blackpool Tower now boasts 25,000 eco-friendly lightbulbs and can be lit up in a dazzling choice of colours – 21 to be exact! 
Blackpool Tower Lights
Now The Tower is giving YOU the opportunity to light up its grand structure for your ultimate grand gesture. If you’re looking for a unique way to propose, reveal the gender of your baby or maybe you just want to wish your best friend happy birthday, The Blackpool Tower serves as the perfect backdrop to a truly memorable occasion. Plus, you can show some extra love with a message display through the iconic heart in the centre of The Tower! 

The Blackpool Tower is accepting applications from businesses, groups and organisations, too. If you have a charitable event you would like to commemorate or raise awareness of your brand or service to the millions of visitors passing along the promenade, then why not get in touch? 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, download the application form here, and send the completed form to Paul Burnett – charges apply.