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Think about it as blocks of a week - starting on a Friday night until the following Thursday. Each week the Illuminations light up time is slightly earlier, as it gets dark earlier and the nights get longer, until the end of British Summer Time and the clocks change, when the Lights are turned on at 5pm.
On Friday and Saturday nights the Lights go off at midnight, Sunday night is 11pm, and then Monday to Thursday they are turned off at 10.30pm, except half term when they stay on until 11pm.
Traditionally the Illuminations always used to finish on the last weekend of October half term, but an extra week was added in 2014 and was so successful that it's been continued.
The Illuminations always start on the Friday at the end of August bank holiday week - which is Monday 29 August this year so in 2016 the Illuminations are switched on on Friday 2 September 2016
The switch on times for each day of the season are listed individually in the Events Calendar - along with hundreds of other things to do on the Fylde Coast.
LightPool digital projection shows take place at regular intervals during each evening.
That's all folks - until next year!
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