Soap Favourite To Turn On Blackpool’s Christmas Lights!

Now that Halloween is over and tonight is bonfire night, we thought it is finally getting to the point where it’s not too soon to be mentioning the C word!  With 50 days until Christmas, it’s time to think about Christmas shopping, making plans for visiting family and planning that perfect Christmas outfit!

To help you to have a stress free Christmas shopping experience, Blackpool BID is well organised already and have announced the date for the Blackpool Christmas Lights switch on this year.

Emmerdale favourite Danny Miller will be flicking the switch on the Christmas lights this year.  Danny plays Aaron Dingle on the show and has won a series of awards since he joined the cast 10 years ago. The event will be held on Saturday December 1st so save the date in your diary.  Danny will be joined by a number of other entertainers who will be announced nearer the time.

Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Dingle on ITV’s Emmerdale will be switching on the Christmas lights this year in Blackpool.

The switch on event takes place in St John’s Square on Saturday 1st December and the festivities will continue from 2pm until 5:30pm.  It’s a family friendly event and coincides with National Small Business Saturday.

Late Night Shopping and Christmas in Blackpool

Late night shopping is available on Thursday nights for three weeks in December including the 6th, 13th and 20th after 5:30pm.

During these Thursday evenings and on all of the 5 Sundays in December, shoppers will be able to make use of the discounted travel on Blackpool Transport trams and buses.  You will be able to make a journey on public transport for just £1 per journey.

In addition, throughout December, parking on council owned car parks will be reduced to just £1 for 3 hours. 

It is hoped that this incentive will encourage locals to come into Blackpool as well as bringing in shoppers from a little further afield to help boost Blackpool’s local economy.  With such a diverse array of chain stores and sole traders in Blackpool, it is important to encourage people to continue to venture into town and enjoy the Christmas lights, atmosphere, and shopping experience.  Blackpool is also home to some lovely cafes, restaurants and bars, all of which need local custom to continue to employ local residents.

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