LightPool enhances the Blackpool Illuminations display with new exciting light shows and events

It’s the dazzling Festival of Light at Blackpool Illuminations. Have a look at our LightPool overview for this year.


LightPool Overview

Digital Projection Shows

LightPool Digital Projection Show onto the Blackpool Tower
LightPool Digital Projection Show onto the Blackpool Tower

LightPool returns for the Blackpool Illuminations season with three 3D projection shows which will be beamed on to the building at the the base of Blackpool Tower.

Take a look at the digital projection shows here

LightPool Festival

Spark! Illuminated drummers performing at LightPool Festival
Spark! Illuminated drummers performing at LightPool Festival

This sparkling Festival will see evenings of live entertainment and music on for you to enjoy at Tower Headland on the promenade during October half-term.

Find out what’s happening during LightPool Festival here

LightPool Village

LightPool Village at Tower Headland
LightPool Village at Tower Headland

The LightPool Village will be back on the Comedy Carpet. You can buy your Illuminations memorabilia and photo souvenirs here. Don’t forget that the profit from official sales are reinvested into future displays.

The food and drink kiosks in the village will also be open during the daytime.

Find out more about the Village here

LightPool at the Grundy Art Gallery

Last year the Grundy Art Gallery showed ‘Neon’.  It was a celebration of all things neon for Blackpool Illuminations and LightPool and featured the work of some of the world’s best known artists.

Find out more about the Grundy Art Gallery here


How Lightpool Started in 2015

(Published October 2015)

A £2m grant from the Coastal Communities Fund along with contributions from Blackpool Council and LeftCoast provided funding for the project for the first two years.

It included a series of shows, exhibitions and entertainment, along with the projection shows.

Blackpool Tower building lit up at night when LightPool started, part of our LightPool Overview
Blackpool Tower building lit up at night when LightPool started, note the scaffolding was on the Tower then!

New attractions included:

  • Digitally mapped projections onto the Blackpool Tower building
  • A new artistic light installation at the Grundy Art Gallery throughout the Illuminations will create a day-time experience and open the Lights up to a new audience.
  • New gateways at arrival points.
  • The new LightPool Festival at October half term with live street entertainment
  • Resort Ambassadors to help people in town

The purpose of this funding was to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto the streets of Blackpool. Not just to explore the promenade, but other areas too, including the town centre.

It was very successful and now continues to be a feature of the Blackpool Illuminations.

We’ve given you this LightPool overview so that you can make sure you don’t miss anything!


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