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Blackpool Illuminations are back with big switch on tonight

Blackpool Illuminations


The Blackpool Illuminations are back with a bang with the big switch-on taking place tonight (Friday 2nd September) and the early-autumn evenings will now be filled with a dazzling array of exciting displays right through to the new year.

The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations will need little introduction, the miles of fabulous lighting creations brightening up the promenade and luring thousands of extra visitors into the seaside resort each evening.

For the autumn and winter season, the illuminations will run from tonight (2nd September) right through to 2nd January 2023, therefore there is ample time to make arrangements to visit Blackpool and witness them for yourself. Many come just for the evening although some make it a weekend break at one of the hundreds of hotels and guest houses on offer.

The best way to see the illuminations is to park the car, grab yourself some fish and chips and then take a stroll along the promenade, thus ensuring that you don’t miss anything. Another excellent way to enjoy the spectacle is to jump onto one of the illuminated trams which depart regularly from the loop at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. These trains continue all the way to Bispham at the Northern end of the illuminations and you have the option to hop off at any stop along the way.

For 2022 there are some new features at the illuminations, these including such things as a tribute to the all-conquering England women’s football team. If you have limited time to see the illuminations, why not park up as close to the town centre as possible and enjoy the spectacle at the Tower or alternatively, walk the Tableaux at the north end of the display. Here you can enjoy a walk-through section which includes many old favourites such as the Teddy Bears Picnic, Hickory Dickory Dock and the Haunted Hotel.