Blackpool Illuminations is a unique event that’s over 100 years old – and it needs your help to survive!

Blackpool Illuminations is a wonderful annual event – and it needs your help to thrive! Find out how you can contribute to the Blackpool Illuminations fund.

Vital to the Economy

Each year, the Blackpool Illuminations attracts over 4 million visitors to Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. Everyone loves them AND it’s a significant economic boost for the area – so everyone wins!

Find out how you can contribute to the Blackpool Illuminations fund
Part of a Blackpool Illumination

How the Lights are Funded

Blackpool Council pay for the Illuminations to be maintained, put up and to appear on our promenade each year.

The Illuminations Fund exists to collect and raise money to pay for new features and innovation. Extra money comes from fundraising, sale of official merchandise, the public collection, business donations and sometimes through grants.

This extra money refreshes the Illuminations each year and gives people a reason to keep coming back to see them.

How you can Contribute to The Blackpool Illuminations Fund

Buy your light-up merchandise from the official retailers in the LightPool Village on the Comedy Carpet. The profit raised from sales here goes straight into the fund.

Please make a donation at one of the Collection Points on the promenade.

The donation stations at either end of the promenade were revamped in 2016. They welcome you with a glittering ‘Thank You’ arch over the road and swags of twinkling LED lights.

Collection point on the promenade - it's where you can Contribute to The Blackpool Illuminations Fund
Collection point on the promenade – it’s where you can contribute to The Blackpool Illuminations Fund

Have a look at this video clip of the new collection points in action

Our new Collection Points, this one is at the North. Make sure you stop and purchase the new Illuminations brochure. All monies go into the fund that will help us in 2017. Your support and generosity is truly appreciated.

Posted by Blackpool Illuminations on Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Other Ways to Contribute to The Blackpool Illuminations Fund

In this section you’ll find lots of other ideas about how you can help to support the Blackpool Illuminations. You could make a one off donation or if you live locally you could become more involved.

If you’ve enjoyed your visit please contribute at one of the promenade collection points. If you have a local business which benefits please make a donation.

Loose Change: look for one of the distinctive purple collection boxes on counters around town and add your spare change.

Crowdfunding: get your name in (the) Lights with your own named Lamp. Find out more in the Buy a Lamp page.

Appear in the Lights: as a member of the public you can see your face in (the) Lights with a Headlight Illumination.

Appear in the Lights: as a business you can get your company name and logo in the Illuminations with a Logolight

Promenade Collection: whether you are on foot or in a car, you can make a donation at both ends of the display.

Online: Make an online contribution to the Blackpool Illuminations fund here

Business Donation: Please make a business donation to the Blackpool Illuminations fund in support of the value that they add to your business.

Sponsorship: There are different ways in which your business can benefit from sponsorship of the Blackpool Illuminations, and it’s not as expensive as you might think to see your company name in Lights. There’s more information here about Business Sponsorship


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