Carnival of Lights 2018

Carnival of Lights 2018

Make a date for the Carnival of Lights 2018. The Illuminated Tram Parade is back, complete with illuminated performers, and YOU!

25 October 2018

The first ever parade of Illuminated Heritage Trams took place in 2017 – and it was amazing!

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You’ll be pleased to know that it’s back again this year.

Illuminated Tram Parade at Carnival of Lights 2018

Did you see the first ever convoy of Illuminated Heritage Trams in Blackpool last October?

They wound their way slowly along the promenade from South Shore to North Pier and then slowly went back again. The promenade was PACKED with people enjoying it, the parade led by the Spark! drummers.

This year it’s going to be BIGGER and BRIGHTER and the organisers want YOU to join in!

Featuring the battleship HMS Blackpool, the lottery funded Western Train, the Fisherman’s Friend Trawler and also two open top* heritage trams.

They’ll set off in convoy from the Pleasure Beach Heritage Tram Stop at around 5.45pm, and will then travel along the tramway through the illuminations before returning to terminate at Blackpool Pleasure Beach around 75 minutes later.

The parade will visibly slow as it approaches Blackpool Tower to give you an opportunity for an unmissable photo and video opportunity.

Once the parade is over, all trams will return back to Pleasure Beach to continue with the standard non-bookable illumination tours from Blackpool Pleasure Beach tram stop. ALL OF THE ILLUMINATIONS TOURS ARE NON-BOOKABLE, just pay the conductor on the tram!

Sorry – tickets to ride the trams during the parade SOLD OUT weeks ago.

How you can join in with the Carnival of Lights 2018

It doesn’t matter whether you come as yourself, or come completely lit up like a Christmas Tree! The important thing is that you come along and join in.

But if you are coming along it would be churlish not to enter into the spirit of the event! Go on, enjoy yourself and let your hair down (actually, perhaps best to wear a hat, it’s sure to be cool!). At a basic minimum you could get a string of battery operated lights from the pound shop and wind them around your hat!!

  • Come lit up in lights
  • Carry something illuminated (please don’t bring any live flames, candles etc)
  • Got a mobility scooter? Make it into an illuminated float for one night only!
  • Dress up your pooch – bring him along to join in
  • Definitely dress up your kids – small kids, big kids, it’s a night for everyone to be a child again
  • Are you really adventurous? Dodgem cars, Sinclair C5’s (remember those?), scooters, home-made carts, prams – trim it up and take part!

Share your Creations for Carnival of Lights

We’d LOVE to see your creations. Why don’t you join the Visit Fylde Coast Facebook Group and post what you’re doing in there.

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