Daily Switch On Times - 2019

Daily Switch On Times - 2019

Find out what time the Lights come on each day with our handy guide to daily switch on times for 2019.

These are the official daily lighting up times for when Blackpool Illuminations switch on and off each day during the 2019 season.

Blackpool Illuminations – 30 August to 3 November 2019

Four Seasons Tableaux at North Shore. See what time the tableaux come on with our guide to daily switch on times
Four Seasons Tableaux at North Shore. See what time the tableaux come on with our guide to daily switch on times

Earlier Daily Switch On Times

Each week the Illuminations lighting up time gets slightly earlier, as it gets dark earlier and the nights get longer. Think about it in blocks of a week. When there’s a time change it’s from Friday night until the following Thursday.

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At the end of British Summer Time when the clocks go back an hour, the Lights are turned on at 5pm.

  • On Friday and Saturday nights the Lights go off at midnight.
  • On Sunday night switch off time is 11pm.
  • From Monday to Thursday they are turned off at 10.30pm
  • Except during October half term week when they stay on until 11pm.

Traditionally the Illuminations always used to finish on the last weekend of October half term. An extra week was added in 2014 and was so successful that it’s been continued. They always start on the Friday at the end of August bank holiday week.

The switch on times for each day of the season are listed individually in the Events Calendar. You’ll also find hundreds of other things there to do on the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool Illuminations Daily Switch On Times

DATEDAYONOFF
30th AugustFriday **9.15 p.m.  2.00 a.m.
31st AugustSaturday8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
1st SeptemberSunday8.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
2nd SeptemberMonday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
3rd SeptemberTuesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
4th SeptemberWednesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
5th SeptemberThursday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
6th SeptemberFriday8.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
7th SeptemberSaturday8.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
8th SeptemberSunday8.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
9th SeptemberMonday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
10th SeptemberTuesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
11th SeptemberWednesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
12th SeptemberThursday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
13th SeptemberFriday7.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
14th SeptemberSaturday7.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
15th SeptemberSunday7.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
16th SeptemberMonday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
17th SeptemberTuesday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
18th SeptemberWednesday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
19th SeptemberThursday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
20th SeptemberFriday7.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
21st SeptemberSaturday7.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
22nd SeptemberSunday7.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
23rd SeptemberMonday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
24th SeptemberTuesday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
25th SeptemberWednesday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
26th SeptemberThursday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
27th SeptemberFriday7.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
28th SeptemberSaturday7.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
29th SeptemberSunday7.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
30th SeptemberMonday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
1st OctoberTuesday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
2nd OctoberWednesday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
3rd OctoberThursday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
4th OctoberFriday6:45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
5th OctoberSaturday6:45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
6th OctoberSunday7.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
7th OctoberMonday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
8th OctoberTuesday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
9th OctoberWednesday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
10th OctoberThursday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
11th OctoberFriday6.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
12th OctoberSaturday6.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
13th OctoberSunday6.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
14th OctoberMonday6.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
15th OctoberTuesday6.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
16th OctoberWednesday6.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
17th OctoberThursday6.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
18th OctoberFriday6.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
19th OctoberSaturday6.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
20th OctoberSunday6.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
21st OctoberMonday6.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
22nd OctoberTuesday6.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
23rd OctoberWednesday6.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
24th OctoberThursday6.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
25th OctoberFriday5.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
26th OctoberSaturday *5.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
27th OctoberSunday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
28th OctoberMonday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
29th OctoberTuesday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
30th OctoberWednesday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
31st OctoberThursday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
1st NovemberFriday5.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
2nd NovemberSaturday5.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
3rd NovemberSunday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
** Celebrity switch on maybe subject to change
* End of British Summer Time

These are the official daily switch on times provided by the Illuminations department.

Autumn and the Illuminations

In the late months of summer into Autumn you’ll enjoy walking around on warm evenings, looking at the bright lights. Stop for a bucket of candy floss and enjoy all the lovely seaside sights, sounds and smells.

As the weather gets colder, a trip to the seaside in the cool autumn air is a must! We all enjoy going out on the promenade, wrapped up in warm winter clothes, enjoying the brilliant Blackpool Illuminations and making memories for the future.

With our handy table of daily switch on times, you’ll know just when to head to the seafront. Why don’t you bookmark it?

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6 Comments
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    When do illumination go o e please.. And on till what date thanks

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      The Illuminations don’t go on again until next summer.

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    Wednesday14th Nov I see that the lights are on again well passed the end date. How long will it be before they are on24hr x7 x365.
    Has Blackpool no concern for the cost or even the planet?.

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    I have booked a family room for nov 23rd 2018 , it is a weekend break and I want to know if any of Blackpool Xmas lights will be on , or will there be any lights on at all .
    Kind regards
    Leanne Meredith

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      Hi Leanne, Blackpool Christmas Lights begin on Saturday 1 December. Blackpool is always bright and lively all the year, but I’m afraid there won’t be any actual Illuminations shining.

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