Blackpool Illuminations is our favourite time of the year. It’s packed with people and families, all enjoying the sights and sounds of our busy seaside town.
Take a look at what Lightpool Festival adds to the annual Greatest Free Light Show on Earth. Follow the links to find out more.
Carnival of the Lights
The highlight of Carnival of the Lights is the convoy of illuminated trams parading along Blackpool Promenade. This year they’ll be joined by huge, illuminated street puppets!
Lightpool Festival Events
There’s an event for everyone at Lightpool. Enjoy carnival performers plus a light and fire show from Pyronix.
Have a go on the giant illuminated see-saws. Then dance around the seven metre diameter world in the Tower Ballroom. Plus, visit the Sun in the Winter Gardens.
Light Art Trail
The Light Art Trail is back again! Celebrating creativity in Blackpool, the home of all things bright and shiny.
Get involved and be part of the Blackpool Illuminations! Take a look at some of the things that you can do:
- Fit2Glow. UV Football events for Blackpool Year 2 Primary Schools.
- Lumidogs – make light-up costumes for your pooch. Then join the Carnival of Lights.
- Late at the Library – something a little different… Dim lights, decorated bookcases and an evening of light engagement.
- Talking Heads meet three, large translucent heads. They’re magically animated with projections.
Grundy Art Gallery
Watch this space! To find out what’s happening at the Grundy during Illuminations season this year.