Find out what time the Lights come on today

These are the official daily lighting up times for when Blackpool Illuminations switch on and off each day of the 2017 season.

Blackpool Illuminations – 1 September to 5 November 2017

Blackpool Illuminations tableaux - the Seasons
Blackpool Illuminations tableaux – the Seasons

Earlier Daily Lighting Up Times

Each week the Illuminations lighting up time gets slightly earlier, as it gets dark earlier and the nights get longer.

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

You can think about it as blocks of a week. When there’s a time change it’s from Friday night until the following Thursday.

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.

The Illuminations always start on the Friday at the end of August bank holiday week.

These are the official lighting up times provided by the Illuminations department.

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.

LightPool digital projection shows take place at regular intervals during each evening.

Daily Lighting Up Times

1st SeptemberFriday **8.45 p.m.  2.00 a.m.
2nd SeptemberSaturday8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
3rd SeptemberSunday8.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
4th SeptemberMonday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
5th SeptemberTuesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
6th SeptemberWednesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
7th SeptemberThursday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
8th SeptemberFriday8.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
9th SeptemberSaturday8.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
10th SeptemberSunday8.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
11th SeptemberMonday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
12th SeptemberTuesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
13th SeptemberWednesday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
14th SeptemberThursday8.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
15th SeptemberFriday7.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
16th SeptemberSaturday7.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
17th SeptemberSunday7.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
18th SeptemberMonday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
19th SeptemberTuesday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
20th SeptemberWednesday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
21st SeptemberThursday7.45 p.m.10.30 p.m.
22nd SeptemberFriday7.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
23rd SeptemberSaturday7.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
24th SeptemberSunday7.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
25th SeptemberMonday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
26th SeptemberTuesday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
27th SeptemberWednesday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
28th SeptemberThursday7.30 p.m.10.30 p.m.
29th SeptemberFriday7.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
30th SeptemberSaturday7.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
1st OctoberSunday7.15 p.m.11.00 p.m.
2nd OctoberMonday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
3rd OctoberTuesday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
4th OctoberWednesday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
5th OctoberThursday7.15 p.m.10.30 p.m.
6th OctoberFriday7.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
7th OctoberSaturday7.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
8th OctoberSunday7.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
9th OctoberMonday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
10th OctoberTuesday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
11th OctoberWednesday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
12th OctoberThursday7.00 p.m.10.30 p.m.
13th OctoberFriday6.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
14th OctoberSaturday6.45 p.m.12.00 a.m.
15th OctoberSunday6.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
16th OctoberMonday6.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
17th OctoberTuesday6.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
18th OctoberWednesday6.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
19th OctoberThursday6.45 p.m.11.00 p.m.
20th OctoberFriday6.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
21st OctoberSaturday 6.30 p.m.12.00 a.m.
22nd OctoberSunday6.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
23rd OctoberMonday6.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
24th OctoberTuesday6.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
25th OctoberWednesday6.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
26th OctoberThursday6.30 p.m.11.00 p.m.
27th OctoberFriday6.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
28th OctoberSaturday *6.15 p.m.12.00 a.m.
29th OctoberSunday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
30th OctoberMonday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
31st OctoberTuesday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
1st NovemberWednesday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
2nd NovemberThursday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.
3rd NovemberFriday5.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
4th NovemberSaturday5.00 p.m.12.00 a.m.
5th NovemberSunday5.00 p.m.11.00 p.m.

In the late summer months of September 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!

Then 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 lighting up times, you’ll know just when to head to the seafront. Why don’t you bookmark it?

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