Every year for 66 days from early September to November, the vibrant Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool takes on a whole new appearance as over one million lights bulbs transform the seafront promenade with an explosion of colour.
The display was first erected in 1912 to mark the town’s first Royal visit but so popular was the display that it was decided to stage the event every year to attract visitors to the resort after the main summer season.
Since then it has become an intrinsic part of British culture and has grown into one of the UK’s biggest attractions and the largest free light show in the world, attracting over 3.5million visitors annually.
Young children and big kids alike will love experiencing the thrilling sights of the Blackpool Illuminations on this coach break.
Stroll along the prom and be captivated by lights in all shapes and sizes, and sections inspired by themes as diverse as jewellery, Strictly Come Dancing, Alice in Wonderland and vampires, some of which have been curated by household designer Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen.
The display continues to get bigger and better with new tunnels of light and immersive experiences that provide endless photo opportunities and the chance to become part of the display yourself!
Although the display continues to retain traditional elements, today it is a dazzling showcase of the latest cutting edge technology, featuring searchlights, spotlights, lasers, fibre optics, floodlights and projections.
Whether you’re looking to re-live your childhood on a nostalgic coach break or spend time with the family, the Blackpool Illuminations never disappoint.
Climb-aboard one of the lavishly decorated trams for the ultimate experience, stroll along at your own pace with a bag of chips in hand or head to the South Pier to see the illuminations in all their glory.
A coach break with Caledonian Travel is the best way to take in the Blackpool Illuminations. After an evening of fresh air and bright lights, you will be grateful that our packages include hotel accommodation so you can relax and not worry about the drive home.
A dazzling coach break that remains as popular today as it did over 100 years ago.