It’s all lit up and waiting for you – Blackpool Illuminations



Blackpool, ‘Britain’s Capital of Fun’ is all lit up and ready to welcome you! Instead of closing shop like most British coastal towns, at the end of a busy summer, the good folk of Blackpool in Lancashire decide to organise a spectacle like you’ve never seen, at least not this side of the Atlantic. This is the Blackpool Illuminations.

Sometimes referred to as ‘the Other Northern Lights’, the Illuminations is a lighting spectacle centred on Blackpool’s promenade. It showcases more than a 100 miles of party lights, hundreds of miles of cabling, thousands of floodlights and over a million coloured lamps, making Blackpool’s Golden Mile a marvellous night exhibition!

2014’s Illuminations began on 29th August with a 3 day Switch On festival which included a concert featuring well-known performers and celebrity guest appearances. Don’t worry you haven’t missed out, because the Blackpool Illuminations run until 9th November and as the evenings get longer, you get more light-up time for your visit.

There is still time to book your illuminations break, just visit our website to begin your search. At, you’ll find several tours focusing on the Blackpool Illuminations which vary to suit all budgets and interests. Whether you want a weekend short break or something with a longer duration, you’ll find it, all in one place –

  • Please note that operators’ prices vary and reflect the duration, board basis, star rating of hotels used, included excursions, little extras like door step pick up and coach distance covered
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Click here for more tours to the Illuminations and all you need to do is fill in Section 3, enter Blackpool Illuminations in section 5 and click search.
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