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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.

Soon, Blackpool is set to 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 returns for the second year running from Friday 18 November to the 2 January. 2023, sponsored by TalkTalk.

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 Returns

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 from Friday 18 November to Monday 2 January.

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Christmas By The Sea with TalkTalk 
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.

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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


18 Nov 2022 - 11 Dec 2022 Mini Festive Tours Read More

Mini Festive Tours on a special Christmas-themed Heritage Tram

10 Dec 2022 Meet Santa's Reindeer Read More

Meet Santa's reindeer on Saturday 10th December as they arrive to check in with Santa at the centre between 12 and 4pm.

31 Dec 2022 Viva New Year's Eve Gala Spectacular Read More

It's Blackpool's biggest and best show night out, and we can guarantee that 2022 is best brought in with us! Here at Viva We've got the very best way to bring i...

03 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 A Very Merry Octonauts Christmas Read More

Join the Octonauts in a special, Christmas mission at SEA LIFE Blackpool this December. The intrepid explorers are inviting children and their families to take...

16 Dec 2022 Parka Monkeys Indie Christmas Big Night Out Read More

Parka Monkeys are back with their biggest 'Big Night Out' yet.

16 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 Kings & Queens of Rock Pop & Roll Read More

The Kings & Queens of Rock Pop & Roll Show Bar is situated above the main arcade on the promenade at the entrance to the famous Central Pier.

18 Nov 2022 - 02 Jan 2023 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

15 Dec 2022 - 18 Dec 2022 Elf: The Christmas Spectacular Read More

Based on the hit movie starring Will Farrell, this spectacular heart-warming story follows the fortunes of Buddy

30 Dec 2022 Break Free – The Greatest Hits of QUEEN Read More

A stunning brand new production faithfully recreating the concert experience of the all time greatest rock band of all led by an incredible tribute to the one a...

11 Dec 2022 Aljaz and Janette - A Christmas To Remember Read More

The best Christmas Song & Dance show in town!

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!

13 Dec 2022 Blackpool Music Service 21st Christmas Showcase Read More

Blackpool Music Service is delighted to present their 21st Christmas Showcase on Tuesday 13th December starting at 7.00pm.  This will celebrate the talent of Bl...

03 Dec 2022 - 18 Dec 2022 Santa's Grotto Read More

Santa's Grotto will be open at Houndshill every weekend commencing 3rd December! £5 per child including a gift - all proceeds are being donated to Blackpool Fo...

18 Dec 2022 THE WINTER BALL Read More

The Winter Ball @ The Winter Gardens Featuring Strictly's Robin Windsor and Gordana Whiddon. Come and join us to dance the night away for our second year at 'T...

10 Dec 2022 - 26 Dec 2022 Peter Pan, a Magical Adventure on Ice Read More

This December, head for the stars, second to the right and then straight on till morning, and fly with Wendy, Michael and John to Neverland, as our talented you...

03 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022 Letter to Santa Read More

Write your letter to Santa at home then bring it to the centre to post it into Santa's special post box - then collect a free reply from Santa's delivery box. ...

18 Nov 2022 - 02 Jan 2023 Festive Fairground Rides Read More

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

03 Dec 2022 CREATE: Panto family workshop Read More

It's panto season! Oh yes it is! Join Showtown and Blackpool Libraries as they celebrate Blackpool's panto season together. Be entertained by Blackpool Librar...

30 Nov 2022 King of Pop Read More

King of Pop is led by the world's number one Michael Jackson tribute artist 'Navi' which alone sets this show above the rest.

04 May 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 Showboat Showstopper Read More

WELCOME to the most sensational, extraordinary, undeniably hilarious FREE show in Blackpool!

18 Nov 2022 - 02 Jan 2023 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

02 Dec 2022 - 04 Dec 2022 Sleeping Beauty Pantomime 2022/23 Read More

Wakey wakey….don't miss the spellbinding tale of Sleeping Beauty at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

10 Dec 2022 Collabro: The Farewell Tour Read More

After 8 amazing years, the world's most successful musical theatre vocal group, Collabro, announce their Farewell Tour commencing in Winter 2022.

26 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 A Christmas Adventure with Peter Rabbit Read More

Christmas awaits at Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play!

17 Dec 2022 The Santa Adventure Read More

Santa's Action Packed Story Show, Festive Fun For All The Family!

04 Dec 2022 Blackpool Santa Dash 2022 Read More

Let all your friends, family and work colleagues know that Blackpool Santa Dash is back on Sunday 4th December 2022

02 Sep 2022 - 02 Jan 2023 Blackpool Illuminations 2022 Read More

Join the light fantastic! the world famous Blackpool Illuminations from 3rd September - 3 January

26 Nov 2022 - 24 Dec 2022 Cinderella the Pantomime Read More

You are invited to the most magical pantomime of them all - Cinderella! Cinderella the Pantomime promises to have you laughing, booing and feeling all warm & f...

19 Nov 2022 - 18 Dec 2022 Santa's Grotto 2022 Read More

Travel through Santa's wonderland until you arrive at Santa's Grotto. Your ticket includes a meeting with Santa, a goody bag of Coral Island small gifts and swe...

03 Dec 2022 Meet the Grinch! Read More

Meet the Grinch on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th December as he spreads his Christmas cheer with appearances throughout the centre between 12 and 4pm!

01 Nov 2022 - 02 Jan 2023 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.

25 Dec 2022 Christmas Day Family Gala Dinner Read More

A leisurely day for all the family to enjoy, as we celebrate Christmas Day with a traditional 6 course Festive Gala Dinner.

Viva's Decades of DANCE! Christmas Party Nights Read More

It's the Ultimate Christmas Party Night! Dancefloor hits from the 80s, 90s and now performed in a LIVE show by our energetic full production Viva cast of singer...

26 Nov 2022 - 24 Dec 2022 Christmas Grotto Wonderland Read More

Visit Santa Claus in his Grotto and enjoy the festive fun experiences, guided by our magical elves through our winter wonderland.

02 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 Imperial Christmas Party: Popwork! Read More

It's time to get your rock on! We're delighted to host six band nights for 2022, with some familiar faces and some amazing new talent. Each of our party nights...

17 Dec 2022 Imperial Christmas Party: Sweet Sensation Read More

It's time to get your rock on! We're delighted to host six band nights for 2022, with some familiar faces and some amazing new talent! Each of our party nights...

03 Dec 2022 Imperial Christmas Party: Touch the Pearl Read More

It's time to get your rock on! We're delighted to host six band nights for 2022, with some familiar faces and some amazing new talent! Each of our party nights...

09 Dec 2022 Imperial Christmas Party: The Jeps Read More

It's time to get your rock on! We're delighted to host six band nights for 2022, with some familiar faces and some amazing new talent! Each of our party nights...

Madame Scrooge Read More

It's a cold and dark Christmas eve and Madame Scrooge is visited by three spirits who show her past, present and future.