Blackpool Illuminations, Blackpool

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Held every autumn since 1879, Blackpool Illuminations is a brilliant homage to the light bulb. The festival is also known as "The Lights" and "The Illuminations." It runs from late August until early November for 66 days. The light displays stretch from south to north along the Promenade for 10 km (6 mi), using over one million bulbs. In conjunction with the illuminated Promenade, the "Blackpool Festival of Light" showcases light and art exhibits and installations. Art cars constructed of lights make runs up and down the Promenade. Some of these trams have a long history and have won Heritage Lotteries to refurbish them to their former glory. Our Blackpool route builder tool makes visiting Blackpool Illuminations and other Blackpool attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Enjoyed them, but not as good as they're hyped up to be. The older ones were the nicest. Overall, Blackpool is a bigger, brasher version of my home town (Great Yarmouth), but with less beach.  more »
  • Don't bother with this one, take it from me as a local, it has all lost it's charm and entertainment, the promenade in Blackpool is in my opinion no longer family friendly nor suitable for children un...  more »
  • go there every year different lights to see each time you visit kids love it trams lit up with lights great place for any body to visit  more »

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