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In this section, find out more about the Blackpool Illuminations themselves. Where the Lights are made, the illuminated Trams, interesting facts, and more about the world famous light show.

The Blackpool Illuminations are world famous. Everyone has heard of the Lights, and everyone should visit at least once in their life!

In a nutshell, they stretch 6 miles from the north to south of the seafront at Blackpool, with festoons and overhead displays in the central section and the tableaus on the 'cliffs' at Bispham.

How would you describe the Blackpool Illuminations to someone who'd lived at the North Pole all theit life and didn't know anything about Blackpool? I think we'd say they are bright and colourful displays and creations made out of lightbulbs of all colours, with festoon strings and fantasy creations. I'm sure you could do better!

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

Hope to spot the illuminated trams which are a sight in themselves!

Central Pier lit up at night
Central Pier lit up at night

Throw into the spectacle the displays on the buildings, the big wheel on Central Pier and Blackpool Tower with it's incredible number of LEDs and you can see how the whole of Blackpool promenade comes to life at night.

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We want to see your photos and share your experiences. What do you love about the Blackpool Illuminations? 

You can share your photos and news on our Live Blackpool Facebook page - post them on the page or as a private message and we'll share them out for everyone to see.

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Above all, have fun and enjoy the wonderful Blackpool Illuminations! 


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