2nd September 2022 - 2nd January 2023

For generations, children and adults alike have been entranced by the spellbinding seafront spectacle which bathes the promenade with more than a million magical bulbs in a shimmering sea of light. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction scene since 1879 when they were described as ‘artificial sunshine’.

The annual Illuminations display is to be extended by two months for the third consecutive year to provide an invaluable boost to the resort’s tourism season after the effects of COVID-19. 

This year, £4.5 investment to the Illuminations will see brand new features and lighting technology, modernising the illuminations we've known for so long.

You can see the stretch of lights in your vehicle or on foot but the best way is on an Illuminated Tram Tour with Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. Enjoy an undisturbed tour from Pleasure Beach to Bispham and back to give you a full viewing of the lights on a truly unique experience! Book your illuminated tour for 2022 here.

Balloon tram along promenade