Blackpool New Year’s Eve fireworks: Where to park and what time to arrive

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Here is all you need to know about Blackpool’s New Year’s Eve fireworks event

 

Fireworks will light up Blackpool this New Year's Eve

Fireworks will light up Blackpool this New Year’s Eve (Image: Blackpool Council)

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the end of 2021, look no further.

Blackpool’s New Year’s Eve firework event is set to go ahead as planned – despite other displays, such as the traditional fireworks in London, being cancelled.

This comes as the Government held off from imposing new Covid-19 restrictions in England until the New Year.

And Blackpool’s tourism chiefs have vowed to go ahead with their plans to end the year with a bang.

A council spokesperson said it felt it was safe to go ahead as the display is aimed at families rather than those pouring out of pubs at midnight.

A VisitBlackpool spokesperson said: “It’s the perfect way for families to come out and celebrate the start of a new year in one of the country’s most iconic outdoor settings.”

Here is all you need to know for those attending:

What time to arrive

The free family event takes place at 5pm on New Year’s Eve (December 31).

It’ll take place at the Christmas By The Sea village on the Tower Festival Headland.

What to expect

The fireworks will be launched from the beach in front of the Tower to create a stunning finale to end the year.

Visitors will also be able to admire the Illuminations which have been extended until January 3.

People will also still be able to enjoy the Christmas By The Sea Village, supported by Northern Rail, which includes a free synthetic ice skating rink with 40-minute sessions available daily from noon until 8pm until January 3 and no booking required.

The village also includes the Star Flyer ride, a forest of twinkling Christmas trees, log cabins serving a range of food, drink, gifts and souvenirs, light installations including a giant illuminated bauble, tram rides and regular artificial snowfalls to create s full alpine experience.

The Winter Gardens is also home to a range of Bavarian-style market stalls, funfair rides and entertainment suitable for all ages.

Where to park

Visitors to Blackpool can park on the majority of council-owned car parks for £1 for three hours using the PayByPhone app.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel by bus or tram into the Town Centre, Blackpool Transport are running a £2.50 return ticket promotional offer on the Blackpool Transport App.

Both offers will run until January 3.

For more details, click here.