Events in Blackpool
Investments From Art Council England
Investment from Arts Council England, Blackpool BID and VisitBlackpool, together with support from key organisations in Blackpool, have enabled Showzam! to go ahead for a ninth fun-packed year.But more support is needed to enhance the four-day festival's wow factor as organisers look to bring some of the finest circus and cabaret stars to the town during February's half-term holiday. Last year Showzam! attracted more than 25,000 visitors to Blackpool, boosting the town's economy by an estimated £2m.
Blackpool Town Centre BID will be kicking off the events on Saturday 21 November with the Christmas Lights Switch-On, with guest performances by X-Factor winner Ben Haenow, Brit Award winners Stooshe and West End star Paul Nicholas with the cast of A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol, which opens at the Winter Gardens on December 4 until January 3, is just one of a number of festive shows this winter including three spectacular pantomimes.
The Grand Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 4 December-3 January starring Su Pollard as the wicked Queen and The Blackpool Tower Circus presents Pinocchio with resident clowns Mooky and Mr Boo from 22 November-17 January. The only pantomime on ice in resort is at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which is presenting Dick Whittington on ice from 13 December-1 January.
Take That Blackpool Tower Live Show
Strictly Come Dancing returns to the home of ballroom this November as BBC One's dancing competition embarks on its annual pilgrimage to the world famous Blackpool Tower with this year's visit promising to be the biggest and best Strictly seaside special to date.
80's night on the 5th and 6th December
The ultimate 1980's tribute show featuring the music and looks of the 80's icons including 'Duran Duran' 'Spandau Ballet' 'Simple Minds' 'OMD' 'ABC' 'Wham' and many more... If you are an 80's child then this is the night for you!
"The Christmas period is the most important time of the year for the retail sector and we want to do all that we can to encourage as many shoppers as possible in Blackpool. Our town really does have something for everyone. "These offers are designed to attract people to carry out their Christmas shopping in Blackpool and hopefully also stop for bite to eat or to enjoy a show."