Blackpool’s Christmas Village By The Sea, situated on the Tower Festival Headland opposite The Blackpool Tower, will make a welcome return on Friday 18th November – and will be up and running throughout the festive season until Monday 2nd January.
The village will see themed children’s attractions and the return of the Star Flyer which, at 260ft tall, is one of Europe’s tallest swing rides! Also included for visitors are:
⛸️ a free-to-use skating rink
💡 festive light installations and projection shows
☕ themed log cabins
❄️ simulated snowfalls
And as an added bonus residents and visitors will be able to park for three hours for a single pound in any of Blackpool’s council-run car parks. The money-saving scheme, which aims to help the cost of living worries for families over the winter, will run from Sunday 18th November to Monday 2nd January.
However, the £1 parking offer is only valid when using the PayByPhone system. Customers will need to download the PayByPhone app and register, or call 0800 546 0609. Three-hour sessions are limited to one per day and normal tariffs apply after this time. Filey Place and Talbot Multi-Storey car parks are not included.
Councillor Mark Smith, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise & Job Creation, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support the Christmas By The Sea village and wider town centre retail offer by reintroducing the highly-popular £1 parking offer for an extended period in the run-up to Christmas. “Last year, Blackpool’s unique Christmas offer brought visitors from far and wide and gave our businesses a welcome post-pandemic boost after one of the most difficult trading periods imaginable. We hope this parking offer will further encourage residents to shop in their own town centre this Christmas as well as providing a huge incentive for visitors coming from out-of-town to enjoy free family entertainment.’