The Blackpool Illuminations are one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. Each year the promenade sparkles with hundreds of thousands of lights, illuminated signs and 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower.

Visitors flock to the coast to witness the spectacular and enjoy a night out on the town. The main event is the grand ‘Switch On’, and this is the official start of the ‘Illuminations’ season. In 2020 the Switch-On party will take place on Friday 4th September 2020.

The Illuminations run from the 4th September – 8th November 2020

Blackpool Council is running a free ballot for tickets to the opening event. You can apply here; ballot ends 3rd August – so make sure you apply soon. The event will be free for the 20,000 lucky people who win a ticket via the ballot.

The Illuminations run from the 4th September – 8th November 2020. However, you might want to make of note of the following days too. The LightPool Festival is also taking place on 16-31 October. It’s the Festival of Light and entertainment during October half-term. Enjoy spectacles and entertainment with light, fire and brilliance on the streets of Blackpool. On Fridays 11, 18, 25 September and 2 October, The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool. Enjoy fireworks from the best display teams in the world, with dramatic and spectacular free nights out.

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