Everything You Need To Know About Blackpool Illuminations 2020

I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again! Friday 4th September, the Blackpool Illuminations get switched on and we’re so excited!

Between the 4th September 2020 and 3rd January 2021, Blackpool promenade is lit up with thousands of lights stretching for six miles! There’s even plenty of new additions and displays for 2020 including Coral Island Pirate Tableau, Spitfire display and an NHS and Key worker tribute. To boost Blackpool’s tourism season, for the first time ever, Blackpool Illuminations will be extended by TWO MONTHS! How exciting!

Heres all the information you could need about Blackpool Illuminations 2020-

The Big Switch-On

For the first time in history, the Switch-On concert will be a virtual event due to COVID 19. The virtual switch-on party, Bring On The Light will take place on Friday 4th September and will be free to stream, check out VisitBlackpool for ways to watch it. This years line up will see Spice Girl Mel C, Fleur East, Becky Hill and many more performing in the hour long streamed event.

Times for 2020 light switch-on and switch-off.

Best Places To Park

We always tend to head to Bispham and start at that end. We seem to be able to park on a side street near the Sainsbury’s. For information about a free parking coupon, check out Blackpool Illuminations Facebook page.

Family Friendly Places To Eat.

We love nothing more than getting fish and chips when we’re visiting the Illuminations! And don’t forget picking up some doughnuts. Yum yum! There’s a couple of fab chip shops where we like to start the lights at North Pier.

A few years back we stopped for a meal at Las Iguanas before the lights were switched on. If you’re looking for a family friendly restaurant, there’s plenty of choice towards Blackpool Tower and the main shopping area. You can choose from Nando’s, Pizza Express, Bella Italia and many more.

Enjoying A Tram Ride.

We love to jump a tram at some point of the evening whilst we are visiting the lights. We pay the conductor on the tram, just a warning they do get busy! Here’s all the information you could need about trams and tickets.

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