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Come see the Northern Lights in style!

Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display is to be extended by two months for a second consecutive year.

VisitBlackpool has announced that the Illuminations season will start on Friday 3 September and run until Monday 3 January 2022.

The two-month extension is intended to give the resort’s hard-hit tourism industry an added boost with the COVID-19 pandemic expected to cause further disruption over the first few months of the year. This extension will be complemented by a significantly enhanced, resort-wide Christmas offer.



Cllr Gillian Campbell, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Culture for Blackpool Council, said: “We know from the all of the positive feedback that we received that, amid so much gloom, the Illuminations provided a much-needed tonic to so many people.

“We are making this decision early so that our businesses can start to plan for the extended season. At the same time, we are planning a comprehensive package of themed shows, events and attractions to give visitors plenty of reasons to come to Blackpool over the festive season.”

For more information on Blackpool Illuminations, including 2021 Switch-On times, click here

Images: Sean Conboy for VisitBlackpool 

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