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Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Blackpool’s world-
The magical Blackpool Illuminations keep the resort aglow for 66 nights from Friday
However visitors choose to enjoy this dazzling display, they’re guaranteed a sparkling night, whatever the weather.
The Blackpool Illuminations have been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ and have been a guiding light for visitors to the resort ever since.
On this and every other night of the season, Blackpool’s Illuminations retain the magic and excitement which every visitor experiences on their first trip through the ‘Lights’ as a child. The styles and technology, however are constantly adapting to address the green issues of conservation and energy efficiency.
Since 2002 more LED’s (light emitting diodes) and fixtures have been the standard for all new and upgraded features. These are the most efficient means of generating light available and they are now used in over 30% of the show.
Blackpool Illuminations only use green electricity from renewable resources comprising of wind, small-
The event is pushing for carbon neutrality and in May 2007 two wind turbines were introduced on the South Promenade -
Also, on the last weekend there is a giant Firework Display.