It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for – registration for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018 is open!

Date for Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018

Friday 31 August 2018

It’s everyone’s favourite annual event – and Switch On 2018 will be here before we know it!

Blackpool Illuminations will light up the night sky from Friday 31 August to Sunday 4 November 2018. Starting, of course, with the glittering Switch On 2018 celebration!

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018
Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018
Fireworks at Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2017 - photo thanks to Kate Yates
Fireworks at Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2017 – photo thanks to Kate Yates

Wristbands and Tickets to Switch On 2018

It’s official – registration for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018 is now OPEN!

  • The draw for FREE tickets closes at 09:00 on Monday 2nd July 2018.
  • Enter at www.visitblackpool.com/switchon for a chance to win.
  • The ballot closes earlier for 2018, so don’t delay!
  • The wristbands for Switch On are allocated on a random basis following a registration draw.

Visit Blackpool, the official tourism organisation, manage the draw and allocation/distribution of tickets.

During Blackpool Illuminations 2018 Season:

Ride the Lights – 28 August between 7pm and 10pm.
Ride through the resort’s famous Blackpool Illuminations on your push bike or walk on foot.

Blackpool Illuminations – 31 August – 4 November
Britain’s most spectacular light show returns to Blackpool Promenade for another year.

LightPool – 31 August – 4 November
It’s the Festival of Light and entertainment during October half-term. Plus 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower building throughout Illuminations season.

The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool – 7/14/21/28 September
Enjoy fireworks from the best display teams in the world, with dramatic and spectacular free nights out.


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