Oh how I used to love Blackpool Illuminations 50 or more years a go when my father took us ( we were 5 siblings) every year. It was the event of the year. We didn't get out of the car for the whole of the stretch of the illuminations and some years it took several hours to get from one end to the other. Once we had "done" the illuminations dad always stopped at a fish and chip shop and we all had "the works". This yearly ritual went on until well after I was married and the trip included our own children.
It is high on my list of things to do when we come back to live in the U.K.
I so wanted to go to this, but you have to have tickets and I applied but wasn't one of the lucky ones I love Blackpool and everything in it! I always have a great time whenever I go but unfortunately don't get to go often enough.