‘Ride The Lights’ On 2nd December + A Big Late Afternoon New Year’s Eve Firework Display

An special early evening ‘Ride The Lights’ has been added to this year’s Blackpool winter events giving the whole family an opportunity to join in the fun from 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 5th December, 2021.

And families are also be invited to say ‘goodbye’ to 2021 and get ready to say an early ‘hello” to 2022 with a celebratory fireworks display that will take place at 5.00 p.m. on the Tower Festival Headland on New Year’s Eve.

A VisitBlackpool spokesperson said, ‘We are delighted to be able to announce two more events to add to what is already a fantastic programme of entertainment over the winter period. The run-up to Christmas last year was an extremely difficult and challenging one for so many families due to COVID restrictions and lockdowns. This year, we wanted to create two occasions when people can come together and celebrate. By staging both events late afternoon, early evening, we hope it will give the whole family an opportunity to come out and enjoy the best of Blackpool.’

Ride the Lights

  • Ride The Christmas Lights will give cyclists of all ages a chance to ride along a traffic-free promenade beneath the famous Illuminations.
  • It will take place on Sunday December 5, starting at 4 p.m. in the afternoon and finish at 8 p.m.
  • Riders are welcome to decorate their bikes with colourful lights and lanterns to add to the festive atmosphere.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

  • The free fireworks display, which will be launched around 5 p.m. on 31st December from the beach in front of The Blackpool Tower creating a stunning finale to end the year.

In addition to the Illuminations remaining lit until 3rd January, there will be an indoor festive market at the Winter Gardens, a Christmas By The Sea village on the Tower Festival Headland with free-to-use synthetic skating rink, magic forest, log cabins, snowfalls, and themed light projection shows.

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