The 2021 Blackpool Illuminations will shine again throughout Christmas and New Year. They’ll burst into light and colour in September – remaining lit until January 2022!

And there’ll be a bigger and brighter Christmas this year – with themed events, shows and attractions. Autumn and Winter is going to be brilliant in Blackpool!

Blackpool Illuminations switch-on event will take place indoors for the second year running with the in-person open air event cancelled due to Covid fears.

Plans for the 2021 event have been unveiled with the return of a live concert in association with MTV.

With continuing uncertainty over restrictions on large-scale events this summer, VisitBlackpool has announced that its traditional Switch-On celebration on the night of September 3 will temporarily move into the Blackpool Tower Ballroom from its usual home on the outdoor Tower Festival Headland Arena.

The new event, which marks the start of four months of illuminations, will feature live music performances in ballroom with an audience made up of winners of a free-to-enter ballot.

The concert and Switch-On moment will also be live streamed across MTV and VisitBlackpool channels.

Last year, 225,000 households tuned in to watch the lights switch on in the free online event.

Event Timings throughout the autumn and winter are as follows

Date Day On Off
03/09/2021 Friday ** 9.15 p.m. 1.00am (Sat)
04/09/2021 Saturday 8.00 p.m.  12.00 a.m.
05/09/2021 Sday 8.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
06/09/2021 Monday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
07/09/2021 Tuesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
08/09/2021 Wednesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
09/09/2021 Thursday 8.00 p.m 10.30 p.m.
10/09/2021 Friday 8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
11/09/2021 Saturday 8.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
12/09/2021 Sunday 8.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
13/09/2021 Monday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
14/09/2021 Tuesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
15/09/2021 Wednesday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
16/09/2021 Thursday 8.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
17/09/2021 Friday 7.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
18/09/2021 Saturday 7.45 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
19/09/2021 Sunday 7.45 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
20/09/2021 Monday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
21/09/2021 Tuesday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
22/09/2021 Wednesday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
23/09/2021 Thursday 7.45 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
24/09/2021 Friday 7.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
25/09/2021 Saturday 7.30 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
26/09/2021 Sunday 7.30 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
27/09/2021 Monday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
28/09/2021 Tuesday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
29/09/2021 Wednesday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
30/09/2021 Thursday 7.30 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
01/10/2021 Friday 7.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
02/10/2021 Saturday 7.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
03/10/2021 Sunday 7.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
04/10/2021 Monday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
05/10/2021 Tuesday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
06/10/2021 Wednesday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
07/10/2021 Thursday 7.15 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
08/10/2021 Friday 7.00 p.m 12.00 a.m.
09/10/2021 Saturday 7.00 p.m 12.00 a.m.
10/10/2021 Sunday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
11/10/2021 Monday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
12/10/2021 Tuesday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
13/10/2021 Wednesday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
14/10/2021 Thursday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
15/10/2021 Friday 6.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
16/10/2021 Saturday 6.15 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
17/10/2021 Sunday 6.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
18/10/2021 Monday 6.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
19/10/2021 Tuesday 6.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
20/10/2021 Wednesday 6.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
21/10/2021 Thursday 6.15 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
22/10/2021 Friday 6.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
23/10/2021 Saturday 6.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
24/10/2021 Sunday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
25/10/2021 Monday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
26/10/2021 Tuesday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
27/10/2021 Wednesday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
28/10/2021 Thursday 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
29/10/2021 Friday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
30/10/2021 Saturday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
31/10/2021 Sunday* 5.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
01/11/2021 Monday 5.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
02/11/2021 Tuesday 5.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
03/11/2021 Wednesday 5.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
04/11/2021 Thursday 5.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
05/11/2021 Friday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
06/11/2021 Saturday 5.00 p.m. 12.00 a.m.
07/11/2021 Sunday 5.00 p.m. 10.30 p.m.
08/11/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
09/11/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
10/11/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
11/11/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
12/11/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
13/11/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
14/11/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
15/11/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
16/11/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
17/11/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
18/11/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
19/11/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
20/11/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
21/11/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
22/11/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
23/11/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
24/11/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
25/11/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
26/11/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
27/11/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
28/11/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
29/11/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
30/11/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
01/12/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
02/12/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
03/12/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
04/12/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
05/12/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
06/12/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
07/12/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
08/12/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
09/12/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
10/12/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
11/12/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
12/12/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
13/12/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
14/12/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
15/12/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
16/12/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
17/12/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
18/12/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
19/12/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
20/12/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
21/12/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
22/12/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
23/12/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
24/12/2021 Friday 5.00pm 11:00pm
25/12/2021 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
26/12/2021 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
27/12/2021 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm
28/12/2021 Tuesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
29/12/2021 Wednesday 5.00pm 10.30pm
30/12/2021 Thursday 5.00pm 10.30pm
31/12/2021 Friday 5.00pm 1.30am (Sat)
01/01/2022 Saturday 5.00pm 11:00pm
02/01/2022 Sunday 5.00pm 10.30pm
03/01/2022 Monday 5.00pm 10.30pm

* Clocks go back
**Switch-On Night

All timings are subject to operational changes, for the latest updates check www.visitblackpool.com before travelling.

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