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Blackpool Illuminations 2023 Dates

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The 2023 summer season is now very much in full swing and as such, now is a great time to check out the very latest Blackpool news which you can find at Here you can also find some excellent ticket discounts for the leading family visitor attractions as well as a full list of hotels and guest houses at unbeatable rates. 


Blackpool Illuminations 2023 Dates


Blackpool Illuminations are a spectacle that everyone should see at least once and the lights will once again be shining for an extended period in 2023.


Record crowds

The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations draw thousands of visitors to the town each year and 2023 promises to be no exception. Indeed hotel bookings are already much increased on last season and the indications are that this will be a bumper season. The 2022 illuminations attracted record crowds and this year’s spectacle will start on 1st September and continue until 1st January 2024.


Greatest free attraction on Earth

Described as one of the greatest free attractions in the world, Blackpool Illuminations have been part of the scene since 1879 and over one million magical bulbs provide a shimmering sea of light along the promenade, all the way to Bispham.


Thrilling spectacle for all the family

Families of all ages can enjoy the thrilling spectacle and the best part of it is – it’s completely free!!! The light show includes illuminated trams, laser technology, amazing projection shows and larger-than-life tableaux. You can even book to travel on one of the illuminated trams which will take you all the way along the promenade.


Big celebrity switch-on

The big switch-on is one of the major events on Blackpool’s fun-packed calendar and while we don’t yet know who will be performing the switch-on, it’s certain to be a big celebrity!