Late Night Riding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Blackpool Switch On and Illuminations

Shining from 3rd September to 2nd January 2022

Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ 

Blackpool Illumination 2021 is a little different this year. The annual Illuminations display is to be extended by two months to provide an invaluable boost to the resort’s tourism season after COVID-19. 

Ride The Lights

31st August 2021 

7.00-10.00pm

Get on your bike and Ride the Lights! – An Exciting Preview of Blackpool Illuminations.

Ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. You can ride as much or as little of the route as you are able.

Ride the lights is not a bike race, it’s a fun and FREE bike ride open to all. A great opportunity to get out and about on your bike with both family and friends.

Lightpool Festival

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is returning this October half-term with two weeks of extraordinary free entertainment. 

The festival, which will take place between October 18 and 30, boasts amazing light-based art installations from national and international artists.

King Frost, who lives in a great ice palace, wishes to send his hoard of precious jewels and treasure to Father Christmas, to be used as gifts for children. The King tasks his fairies with carrying large glistening jars of the jewels across the land. But fairies being fairies, they are distracted along the way, and hide the jewel-filled jars in trees and bushes whist they run and play. Mr Sun then sends his fireflies after the jars, cracking and and breaking them. The jewels melt out across
the land, like shimmering raindrops, causing the leaves to change to ruby, bronze, sapphire and emerald, bejewelled autumn and winter colours. The Frost King, initially cross, sees the beauty created, and forgives the fairies, tasking them to repeat the transformation of the seasons each year.