You can have your very own lightbulb (or two!) in the Illuminations, for just a pound… here’s how
Own your very own piece of Blackpool Illuminations with the ‘Buy a Lamp’ campaign.
Just £1 buys your name on a lamp for one year.
Lamps are available from:
- the Tourist Information Centre on Blackpool Promenade,
- Lightworks Illuminations Depot at Squires Gate,
- various venues and events around town.
You need to buy and personalise your lamp before 12 August each year for it to appear in the current display.
How Buy a Lamp Works
The idea is simple.
You sponsor a lightbulb for just £1 and write your name or message on it with permanent marker pen. All of the lightbulbs sold before 12 August will be used in the current years display* so you really can tell everyone that you’ve got your name in lights!
In 2014 all of the named lamps were used in the double festoon stretch above the pavement opposite the Metropole Hotel near North Pier.
In 2015 the Buy a Lamp display moved to the promenade at North Shore, in front of the Imperial/Metropole Hotels.
You’ll see a series of strings of lamps at a fairly low level so that you can read the messages. Each swag begins with a Friends of the Illuminations sign.
*Cut-off dates may vary from year to year. Those sold after that cut-off date will be used the following year.
Where to Buy a Lamp
You can get lightbulbs throughout the year at various events. They’re also available at the Tourist Information Centre (Festival House) on Central Promenade and some venues.
If you would like to buy lamps you can write to us enclosing your cheque. We will write ythem for you. You can have as many as you care to buy, they are £1 each.
Please post your cheques to:-
Amy Johnson Way
When Will your Lamps be Used?
Lamps sold up to mid August will be used in the current years display. Don’t worry, they are still on sale after that date and through the Illuminations period. Any lamps sold after mid August will be used in the display the following year.
More about Buy a Lamp
The “Buy a Lamp” campaign was launched in Spring 2014.
In the first year almost 2000 lightbulbs, personalised with your own message, were used in the Illuminations display.
As official Ambassadors of the Friends, The Rabbit Patch are delighted to be able to support this campaign.
What’s the difference between a Bulb and a Lamp?
The Friends of the Illuminations originally said ‘Buy a Bulb’, and noticed that the Illuminations people had changed it to ‘Buy a Lamp’.
We asked why, and what was the difference, to be told ‘bulbs grow underground’. So now you know!
Don’t forget that there are other ways to contribute to the Blackpool Illuminations fund
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