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Top Tips for Visiting the Lights

Whether you've been visiting Blackpool Illuminations for decades, or have never seen the Lights before, we've got some tips for ensuring your visit is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible! Have a read, and start planning to trip the Lights fantastic!

Saturdays are a busy night for us here at the Illuminations, so midweek visits are the best way to avoid heavy traffic. The weekends are subject to long queues, and we'd prefer you to enjoy the display with ease. A great tip to beating the traffic during the Illuminations is to drive from north to south! This is a brilliant way of faceing less traffic, yet still allowing you to see all that we have to offer!

Avoid the long traffic queues and stroll through the lights on foot! Park up the car, grab some fish and chips, and walk along Blackpool Promenade to ensure you don’t miss a thing! If you're unable to walk far or have limited time, we recommend walking the tableaux at the north end of the display.

Another  great way to explore our Illuminations is by hopping on an illuminated tram! Regularly departing from the Pleasure Beach loop, the trams run all the way to Bispham, and you can hop off at several stops on the return journey. If you need to make more specific arrangements or need to board/alight at specific stops, the regular Blackpool Transport trams are a fantastic idea, too!

The Blackpool Tower Projections return on 11 October and will run until 3 November. They will once again transform The Blackpool Tower into a sea of light, colour and sound, as stunning, digitally-mapped multi-media shows is projected on to this iconic building, so this is a great period to visit.