Blackpool illuminations

The annual festival of light, Blackpool Illuminations 2012, will once again be lighting up the Lancashire seaside towns Golden Mile from Friday August 31st for sixty six nights up to Sunday 4th November.

This magical display remains a delight for all who see it from the youngest child to those of us who have seen more summers than we care to admit to.

A special delight is the switch on ceremony where a celebrity will switch on the lights. The switch on at Promenade point, opposite Blackpool Tower, is an all ticket affair this year but a great visual display is there for all who are driving along the sea front between St Anne’s tram depot and Bispham at switch on time when the lights will all burst into light.

Visitors who are along the promenade will also get the full spectacular for free when the light come on= and with the promenade over a mile long there is plenty of space for all.

Which celebrity will be switching on the Blackpool Illuminations 2012 is not announced until very near the date, we shall let you know who it is when it is announced.

Over eight million people visited Blackpool during the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations. Check out this years Blackpool Illuminations here.