Light up Your Christmas In Blackpool

Come on down to Blackpool Town Center for this years Blackpool Christmas Lights Switch On, taking place in St John’s on Saturday 19th November. The fun gets underway from 2pm with a host of entertainment including street entertainers, local artists and community groups, with the Christmas lights being switched on at around 4.30pm. You could also be in with a chance to meet our soon to be announced celebrity for what promises to be a day of live entertainment, and fun for all the family.

In addition to all of the festive fun on stage, St John’s will also feature a traditional Christmas tree accompanied by the town’s Xmas lights. Blackpool town center will be transformed into a winter wonderland of sparkling lights as the Town welcomes shoppers to the festivities as streets are lit with brilliant Chandeliers and icicles creating a marvelous atmosphere of excitement and wonder.

Blackpool is the place to be this Christmas! Why not make a day of it and shop till you drop at the fantastic Houndshill Shopping Centre which is open daily from 9am-5.30pm with late night shopping on Thursdays from November and also the week leading up to Christmas. Situated just behind the world famous Blackpool Tower, the Houndshill Shopping Centre is home to a fabulous mix of major High Street brands and independent stores and offers the very best in fashion and lifestyle shopping for the whole family.   Away from the Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool is home to many fantastic shops and eateries, everything from major high street chains to small boutiques. So whatever you need for Christmas, Blackpool Town Centre is the place to get it!

Once the shopping is done YULE definitely need to grab a bite to eat.  The newly opened Empress Grill in the Winter Gardens or the fantastic new Pizza Express which overlooks St John’s are just two of the many perfect places to eat after all the excitement. Once you have enjoyed a festive feast, why not pay a visit to one of Blackpool’s brilliant attractions.   With eight great attractions in one amazing trip, there’s truly something for everyone at The Blackpool Tower, from dungeon thrills to circus skills.   Escape the winter chill in the tropical temperatures of the Sandcastle Waterpark, join SpongeBob Square Pants for a Christmas to remember at Nickelodeon Land, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool and see all your favourite animals at Blackpool Zoo.  There is so much to do why not book a pre-Christmas break and make a weekend of it?

Cllr Graham Cain, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Culture commented; “We are extremely excited about this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On as the event is always such a huge success and a must see for everyone in the resort.  We hope that many people will be encouraged to visit the resort, do their Christmas shopping and then enjoy all of the fantastic attractions Blackpool has to offer”
Eileen Ormand Blackpool’s BID and Town Centre Manager said “Christmas is always a really exciting time for the BID and all the businesses in the town center as we get closer to the Christmas Lights Switch On and anticipation builds as we try to ‘keep a lid’ on the announcement for just who will be up there on stage at St John’s Square to pull the switch and get Christmas off with a bang! Enjoy Blackpool town center  this Christmas, we have great shopping, a fantastic selection of coffee shops and restaurants and world class attractions to keep the family happy. Blackpool is definitely the place to be this Christmas”

In addition, don’t miss the Super Duper Fair in the Floral Hall, Winter Gardens from 10am-5pm on Saturday 19th November, with over 40 craft makers and designers from all over the North West and beyond selling handmade items that you can wear, use, admire or eat.

So join Christmas Lights Switch On partners, visitBlackpool, Houndshill Shopping Centre, BIDS our Town Centre Management and Rock FM for a day to remember!

Go to www.visitBlackpool.com/Xmas for information including deals on our exclusive Special Offers.

Alternatively, contact us on 01253 478222 for more information or to book your accommodation.

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Editors Notes:
The BID [Business Improvement District] is a partnership of all Blackpool town centre businesses and organisations working for the improvement of business and the environment for the benefit of all. There are currently almost 900 businesses contributing to Blackpool’s BID.

Issued on behalf of visitBlackpool
For all media enquiries please contact:
Stephen Burton Tel: 01253 478208 or email: stephenb@marketingblackpool.com

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