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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. By using our Blackpool holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Blackpool Illuminations and other attractions in Blackpool.
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  • Maybe it's me getting older (although I'm sure it isn't!) but I have been making trips to Blackpool for the last 30+ years and the quality and content of the illuminations just seems to have dwindled ...  more »
  • Loved the illuminations. Very excited children loved it but on the downside it's the same every year. Very little new ideas  more »
  • The illuminations are worth the visit. Its a good evening out with always plenty going in town after you've seen the lights. It is a Blackpool must do especially with the kiddies.  more »