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Switch-On Times

Times for 2018 Display





31st August Friday ** ** 8.45 p.m.  3.00 a.m.
1st September Saturday ** 8.00 p.m.  3.00 a.m.
2nd September Sunday 8.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
3rd September Monday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
4th September Tuesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
5th September Wednesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
6th September Thursday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
7th September Friday 8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
8th September Saturday 8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
9th September Sunday 8.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
10th September Monday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
11th September Tuesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
12th September Wednesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
13th September Thursday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
14th September Friday 7.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
15th September Saturday 7.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
16th September Sunday 7.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
17th September Monday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
18th September Tuesday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
19th September Wednesday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
20th September Thursday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
21st September Friday 7.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
22nd September Saturday 7.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
23rd September Sunday 7.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
24th September Monday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
25th September Tuesday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
26th September Wednesday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
27th September Thursday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
28th September Friday 7.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
29th September Saturday 7.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
30th September Sunday 7.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
1st October Monday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
2nd October Tuesday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
3rd October Wednesday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
4th October Thursday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
5th October Friday 7.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
6th October Saturday 7.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
7th October Sunday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
8th October Monday 7.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
9th October Tuesday 7.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
10th October Wednesday 7.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
11th October Thursday 7.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
12th October Friday 6.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
13th October Saturday 6.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
14th October Sunday 6.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
15th October Monday 6.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
16th October Tuesday 6.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
17th October Wednesday 6.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
18th October Thursday 6.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
19th October Friday 6.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
20th October Saturday  6.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
21st October Sunday 6.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
22nd October Monday 6.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
23rd October Tuesday 6.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
24th October Wednesday 6.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
25th October Thursday 6.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
26th October Friday 6.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
27th October Saturday * 6.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
28th October Sunday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
29th October Monday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
30th October Tuesday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
31st October Wednesday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
1st November Thursday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
2nd November Friday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
3rd November Saturday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
4th November Sunday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
** Celebrity switch on maybe subject to change    
* End of British Summer Time      

   ** The first two nights of Blackpool Illuminations will be affected by traffic disruption due to the large crowds expected for the Switch-On and Britney Spears concerts.

On both nights, there will be a full road closure in place between Central Pier and North Pier before, during and immediately after the concerts on the Tower Festival Headland, which means that cars and coaches will not be able to travel through the full stretch of the Illuminations until late at night.

On Friday 31 August, the night of the Switch-On concert, the Promenade in the vicinity of the concert arena is expected to be closed until approximately 11.30pm to allow for the safe dispersal of the crowds. For those who wish to see the full display by car on this opening night, the Illuminations will be lit until 3am.

On Saturday 1 September, the night of the Britney Spears concert, the road is expected to be closed until approximately midnight. Again, for those wishing to see the full display the Illuminations will stay on until 3am.

On both nights it will be possible for cars to go through the Red Bank Road to Gynn Square and Starr Gate to Central Pier sections as normal once the Illuminations have been switched on by international music star Alfie Boe on the Friday night at approximately 9pm and on the Saturday from 8pm.

People on foot will be able to walk the entire stretch from 9pm on Friday and 8pm on Saturday.

Trams should be able to operate on the full stretch of the Illuminations on both nights from approximately 11pm.
Normal running times for the Illuminations will resume from the Sunday night onwards.