Pound to park during Blackpool’s extended Christmas season

Source: Blackpool Council 9 November 2022

Blackpool is to introduce discounted parking over several weeks in the run-up to Christmas, to encourage people to enjoy a spectacular line-up of festive entertainment.

Blackpool Council is offering residents and visitors the opportunity to park for three hours for just a pound on most of its car parks*.  The offer runs from November 18 to January 2 to coincide with the return of the spectacular Christmas By The Sea event which last year attracted record crowds to the Promenade.

Situated on the Tower Festival Headland opposite The Blackpool Tower, the Christmas village will once again include a free-to-use skating rink, festive light installations and projection shows, themed log cabins, artificial snowfalls, Christmas trees and Christmas tram rides.

It will also include themed children’s attractions and the return of the Star Flyer which, at 260ft tall, is one of Europe’s tallest swing rides.

Blackpool’s Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), which represents scores of tourism operators, has joined forces with sponsors TalkTalk to ensure the event can go ahead during Blackpool’s extended Illuminations season.

Cllr Mark Smith, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise & Job Creation, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support the Christmas By The Sea village and wider town centre retail offer by reintroducing the highly-popular £1 parking offer for an extended period in the run-up to Christmas.

‘Last year, Blackpool’s unique Christmas offer brought visitors from far and wide and gave our businesses a welcome post-pandemic boost after one of the most difficult trading periods imaginable.

‘There is already a fantastic programme of Christmas entertainment lined up from November 18 through to January 2 and we hope this parking offer will further encourage residents to shop in their own town centre this Christmas as well as providing a huge incentive for visitors coming from out-of-town to enjoy free family entertainment.’

*The parking offer can only be redeemed using the PayByPhone system.  All you need to do is download the PayByPhone app and register, or call 0800 546 0609.

Three-hour sessions are limited to one per day, after which normal tariffs apply.  Filey Place and Talbot Multi-Storey car parks are not included in the offer

For full details of Blackpool’s Christmas programme including pantos, shows and party nights, go to: visitblackpool.com/christmas

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