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Christmas in Blackpool

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation’s favourite family (and elf) friendly resort.

Blackpool will become an extraordinary winter wonderland, filled with a sackful of shows, entertainment, events and attractions to create the ultimate festive paradise beside the sea. Even better, the resort's magical Christmas By The Sea will return for the third year running until 1 January 2024.

We can't wait for you to savour every special second, wrap up in your cosiest Christmas jumper and experience the true magic of Blackpool. 

Christmas By The Sea

Situated on the Tower Festival Headland opposite The Blackpool Tower, the Christmas village will once again include a free-to-use skating rink, festive light installations and projection shows, themed log cabins, artificial snowfalls, children’s attractions and the return of the Star Flyer, running until 1 January, 2024.

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Christmas By The Sea
Santa's Grotto at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Santa's Grottos

A visit to see Father Christmas is always a magical annual tradition for many families filled with surprise, wonder and dreams.

We’ve recently heard the exciting news from Santa’s special elves that the main man himself is returning to the seaside to sprinkle some seasonal spirit during selected dates throughout December.

Check back soon for more information.

Shows and Pantomimes

Shows and pantomimes are a must-do this Christmas? Oh yes they are!

It’s not Christmas without a festive-filled show, which is why we’re delighted to see the curtain rise in all our established Blackpool venues to give us a sprinkling of joyful magic from the stage.

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Elf The Musical

Christmas Shopping

It’s time to tick off your Christmas list! Shop to your heart’s content in the town centre filled with an abundance of high street retailers and independent shops, located a five minute stroll away from the Christmas by the Sea village.

Enjoy the Christmas cheer and come to town this Christmas.

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Christmas Events

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Light Installations Read More

Looking for the perfect photo op? There will be several selfie ops dotted around the Tower Festival Headland this festive season.

01 Sep 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Blackpool Illuminations 2023 Read More

Join the light fantastic! the world famous Blackpool Illuminations from 1 September, 2023- 1 January, 2024

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Mini Festive Tours Read More

Mini Festive Tours on a special Christmas-themed Heritage Tram

01 Dec 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Aladdin Pantomime 22/23 Read More

Blackpool's No.1 pantomime for 2023/4 has been confirmed as Aladdin and will once again be presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd. in association with ...

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Festive Fairground Rides Read More

New for this year, Christmas By The Sea will include a selection of festive fairground rides.

01 Dec 2023 - 02 Dec 2023 Christmas Cracker Party Nights Read More

All aboard The Showboat this December for their Christmas Cracker Party Nights

11 Dec 2023 Grand Christmas Concert Read More

A fabulous festive treat for all the family.

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Christmas Chalets Read More

Christmas By The Sea wouldn’t be complete without an array of illuminated cabins serving a range of festive treats and goodies

08 Apr 2023 - 31 Dec 2023 Kings & Queens of Rock Pop & Roll Read More

This fast paced, award-winning show is back bigger and better for 2023 with an amazing line up of iconic artists…

23 Nov 2023 Aladdin – A hilarious pantomime for adults. Read More

Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to rub your lamps and make your wildest wishes come true?

21 Nov 2023 - 25 Nov 2023 La Bamaba! Read More

La Bamba! is an explosive new musical featuring breath-taking Choreography from Strictly Come Dancing favourite and Italian Latin champion Graziano Di Prima.

21 Nov 2023 - 25 Nov 2023 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Read More

Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclai...

04 Nov 2023 - 26 Nov 2023 Winter Weekends Read More

Wrap up and Buckle up this winter as Blackpool Pleasure Beach extends the 2023 season until the end of November, providing even more opportunities to enjoy the ...

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Simulated Snowfalls Read More

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, put on your best woolly hat and gloves and head to the Tower Festival Headland for the full alpine experience.

27 Nov 2023 Aljaz & Janette – Dancing In A Winter Wonderland Read More

Strictly legends Janette Manrara & Aljaž Škorjanec are back with another hugely entertaining festive song and dance extravaganza for 2023. Last year Aljaz and ...

25 Nov 2023 Viva 'Jingle Bells Ball' Christmas Show Read More

Join Leye D Johns and the incredible Viva cast for an unashamedly 'Camp as Christmas' festive party night show.

25 Nov 2023 Lionel Vinyl's 'Festive Funk' Christmas Party Nights Read More

Spend the night with the ultimate party entertainer – a visual DJ, dance instructor and 70's Disco Legend Mr Lionel Vinyl!

17 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Snow Slide Read More

Climb to the top of the 100ft-long snow slide with your trusty rubber ring and brace yourself for an exhilarating ride.

31 Dec 2023 New Years Eve at The Showboat Read More

All aboard the showboat for a brilliant new year party to bring in 2024.

25 Nov 2023 - 24 Dec 2023 Christmas Grotto Read More

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is once again sprinkling some magic fairy dust and opening the doors to its popular Christmas Grotto event this November. A true winter...

03 Dec 2023 Blue Skies Charity 5k Elf Run 2023 Read More

Charity Elf Fun Run - Fun For All The Family. You can Run, Jog, Walk or JINGLE all the way. To include a visit from Over Wyre Brass, Harry The Christmas Lorry ...

01 Dec 2023 Christmas Party Nights Read More

Join us for a Magical Christmas Party Night at Pavilion on the Prom. Get ready for an evening of dazzling live entertainment, delectable cuisine, and sparkling...

01 Dec 2023 Christmas Party Nights at The Imperial - Popwork Read More

Popwork are an excellent four-piece party band, performing hit from the 60s to the present day. The band cater for all age groups and tastes - there's something...

09 Dec 2023 Christmas Party - Casino Night Read More

Enjoy a three course meal by Cambell & Rowley, an interactive DJ, casino tables and croupier.

09 Dec 2023 Christmas Party Nights at The Imperial - The Deadbeats Read More

The Deadbeats create a party atmosphere wherever they perform. Their high-octane performances suit anyone and everyone, so there's always a full dance floor, wh...