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Funded by a £2 million grant from the Coastal Communities Fund, alongside further investment from Blackpool Council, LightPool launched you into the next dimension and left you starry-eyed.

The displays enabled visitors to celebrate light with a new level of interaction and diversity.

The shows were specifically designed for LightPool and could be watched from our very own LightPool Village.

This year there were three new films, along with two popular shows from last year’s LightPool events, were available to watch for free several times a night.

Once again 2016 saw the return of a team of resort ambassadors. The ambassadors were all around the resort making sure people were enjoying their visit to its fullest by offering a friendly face as well as giving helpful information.

And this year, to celebrate LightPool and the Blackpool Illuminations, we hosted a fantastic week of Light Art Installations and Live Performances as part of the LightPool Festival.

LightPool Village

The LightPool Village was on the Promenade around the Comedy Carpet.

LightPool Village was the hub of  LightPool 2016, where you could buy your merchandise, food and drink, or have your photo projected onto the tower and then take home a souvenir photo package, with entertainment to create a fun atmosphere before, during and after our LightPool projection shows.

Because we hope to make it a better experience for everyone for generations to come, the Illuminations team reinvest every year. Every penny of profit we make, we put back in so that we can keep bringing you exciting new developments.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with us here in Blackpool to enjoy all that LightPool has to offer, check out our accommodation website here.

CCF Logo for funding of LightPool at Blackpool IlluminationsFunding

Coastal Communities

The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estate’s marine assets. This project is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


This project was funded by a £2 million grant from the Coastal Communities Fund, alongside further investment from Blackpool Council and LeftCoast