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Blackpool Illuminations

The biggest free light show on earth






Illuminations 2016 Information

Ready for Autumn 2016 check out the daily display times, images of previous Illuminations and much more.

2016 to deliver stunning new displays, along with our returning favourites!

Always eager to amaze year after year . . .

From 1879, when just eight arc lamps bathed the Promenade with light . . .

Blackpool Illuminations have a rich history behind them and have become somewhat of an iconic part of British culture. Blackpool Illuminations have always been eager to please with an impressive list of former celebrity luminaries ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Tim Burton.

Trip the Lights Tramtastic!

For many years now a popular and unique way to experience the Blackpool Illuminations is by a Tram Tour that runs throughout the duration of the Lights.
Dates and times for 2016 will be confirmed nearer the time! Tours depart from the tram stop outside Pleasure Beach/Sandcastle Waterpark.

Headlights and Logolights – Giving you the opportunity to shine in Blackpool!

Ever dreamt your face could one day become part of the world renowned Illuminations? This is now possible with our ‘headlights’ section exclusively open for 66 nights! Or want a fantastic way of advertising your company to millions of British and European visitors? There are 150 coveted logo slots available for companies to advertise in next year’s show!


Each and every year we celebrate the biggest night in the resort’s calendar. The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event unveils the spectacular six mile illuminated display. Pulling the famous brass switch marks the start of the Illuminations dominance of the coastal sky line