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Christmas in Blackpool

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation’s favourite family (and elf) friendly resort.

This season, Blackpool is set to become an extraordinary winter wonderland, filled with a sackful of shows, entertainment, events, attractions and the UK's largest Glice rink to create the ultimate festive paradise beside the sea. Here at VisitBlackpool, we’re ready to help you savour every special second. See what’s on, wrap up in your cosiest Christmas jumper and experience the true magic of Blackpool.

Don't forget, many attractions in Blackpool are all set to offer families an unrivalled selection of festive-filled fun as they extend their season. Take a look at all the attractions in Blackpool here.

Christmas in Blackpool is kindly supported by Northern.

Christmas By The Sea

Christmas By The Sea

This winter, Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland will be transformed into a breath-taking festive village complete with an outdoor skating rink, simulated snowfalls, log cabins, magical forest, larger-than-life light installations, festive light projection shows and Santa tram rides on the Golden Mile.

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Where To See Santa

A visit to see Father Christmas is always a magical annual tradition for many families filled with surprise, wonder and dreams.

We’ve recently heard the exciting news from Santa’s special elves that the main man himself is returning to the seaside to sprinkle some seasonal spirit during selected dates throughout December.

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Christmas Grotto Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Shows and Pantomimes

Shows and Pantomimes

Shows and pantomimes are going ahead this Christmas? Oh yes they are! It’s not Christmas without a festive-filled show, which is why we’re delighted to see the curtain rise in all our established Blackpool venues to give us a sprinkling of joyful magic from the stage.

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Christmas Shopping

It’s time to tick off your Christmas list! Shop to your heart’s content in the town centre filled with an abundance of high street retailers and independent shops, handily located between the Christmas by the Sea village and the Winter Gardens Wonderland.

Enjoy the Christmas cheer and come to town this Christmas.

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Christmas Shopping
Things To Do

35 Things To Do In Blackpool This December

December - it’s the most wonderful time of the year and Blackpool has pulled out all the stops to deliver a cracking Christmas offer.

With so many things to see and do in the UK’s favourite seaside resort, where do you start? We're here to give you a sackful of inspiration!

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Christmas Events

19 Dec 2021 The Winter Ball Read More

Come and join us to Dance the night away at 'The Winter Ball' in the World-Famous Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

31 Dec 2021 New Year's Eve Family Fireworks Read More

Get ready to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 as the skies above Blackpool seafront light up with a spectacular family fireworks display

19 Nov 2021 - 12 Dec 2021 The Magical Express Tour Read More

Join The Magical Express Tour on a unique experience through Blackpool’s famous illuminations

20 Nov 2022 Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Read More

Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents Sleeping Beauty – a spectacular fairy-tale.

26 Nov 2021 - 02 Jan 2022 Winter Gardens Wonderland Read More

Blackpool Winter Gardens is the perfect venue for a traditional Bavarian-style Christmas Market.

02 Dec 2021 - 23 Dec 2021 Late night shopping in Blackpool! Read More

Houndshill Shopping Centre will be open for Late Night Shopping from 5pm until 8pm on Thursdays in December.

05 Dec 2021 Ride the Christmas Lights Read More

The annual Ride The Lights event, which usually takes place at the end of August ahead of the Illuminations Switch-On, will see a repeat performance on Sunday 5...

31 Dec 2021 Viva New Year's Eve Gala Spectacular Read More

The very best way to celebrate New Years is with us right here at Viva!

26 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021 Santa's Grotto Winter Gardens Wonderland Read More

Experience the magic at Winter Gardens Wonderland this Christmas and visit Santa in his grotto.

02 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2021 VIVA Christmas Party Spectacular! Read More

The ULTIMATE Christmas Party Night – with something for everyone. Suited for office parties, groups and more

31 Dec 2021 New Year's Eve Northern Soul & Motown Party Read More

Over the last six years, our New Year's Eve party has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the Northern Soul calendar with full-houses every yea...

20 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021 Christmas Grotto at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Read More

Visit Santa Claus in his Grotto and enjoy the festive fun!

19 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2021 Santa's Magical Workshop Read More

Join us for an afternoon of festive fun with Santa's Elves performing a musical magical illusion show in their quest to find Santa.

03 Dec 2021 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Read More

Mirror, Mirror on the wall… What's the greatest panto of them all? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Blackpool's Grand of course… Grand Panto favourite Steve ...

13 Dec 2021 - 02 Jan 2022 Hairspray Read More

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

20 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021 Meet Santa in his grotto at Coral Island Read More

Meet Santa in his Grotto at Coral Island Blackpool every Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm from 20th November to 19th December 2021.

03 Dec 2021 Ultimate Girls Night Out Read More

Oh baby baby! It's time to grab your girl gang, ditch your Halo, and get ready to Run the World… Enjoy iconic pop hits from the nineties and noughties hosted by...

31 Dec 2021 New Year's Eve Family Party Night! Read More

It's a family New Year's Eve party like no other as we bring in a New Year with a difference!

03 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021 Gatsby Christmas Dinner Show Read More

Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour at our ever-popular Christmas Dinner Show in the Paradise Room

13 Dec 2021 Grand Christmas Concert Read More

Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band will celebrate the festive season in rousing style with the yearly Grand Christmas Concert.

25 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021 Aladdin The Pantomime Read More

Aladdin is one of the most magical pantomimes ever written. It tells the story of a streetwise boy from Peking who finds a strange lamp at the market with hidde...

03 Sep 2021 - 03 Jan 2022 Blackpool Illuminations 2021 Read More

Join the light fantastic! the world famous Blackpool Illuminations from 3rd September - 3 January

04 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021 Houndshill Santa's Grotto Read More

Santa Claus will be at Houndshill Shopping Centre this Christmas giving young shoppers the opportunity to meet the man himself every Saturday and Sunday from No...

Around The World Read More

Experience the thrill at Winter Gardens Wonderland and ride on Europe's LARGEST travelling aerial ride on Blackpool Tower Festival Headland Propelling thrill s...

03 Dec 2021 Dinner with the Deadbeats Read More

Back by popular demand, The Deadbeats are back at The Imperial for a series of unforgettable nights on the 3rd, 10th and 16th of December! The Deadbeats are lo...

12 Dec 2021 Santa Sunday Lunch at The Imperial Read More

The kids missed out on lots of Christmas traditions last year, but Blackpool is more than making up for it this festive season!

04 Feb 2022 The Snow Queen Read More

With ice, magic and more than a little sparkle, this production performed by our very own Community Theatre Company will delight children this Christmas.

03 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021 Wacky Wipeout UK Read More

Wacky Wipeout goes Christmas! Welcome our brand new updated for Christmas 2021 brand new Christmas Arena with Rodeo Reindeers, Christmas Slides, Reindeer Hoopla...

31 Dec 2021 Kings & Queens New Years Eve Special Read More

Join us for a magical night and bring in The New Year in style!

04 Dec 2021 Jingle with The Jeps Read More

The Jeps are a fantastic local favourite who our guests absolutely love! We're always getting asked when their next performance is! Join us for Jingle with The ...