Christmas in Blackpool is traditionally a lively time of year with plenty of things going on in the town. The Christmas lights come on in November and although these are not on the same scale as the world famous illuminations, they are still a great display and provide a bright colourful background to the other activities taking place. There is a switch on celebration including a day of entertainment and fun. Christmas shopping is extremely popular with the stores stocking up with seasonal goods and festive gifts for all the many people who want to buy their presents. Restaurants provide seasonal Christmas dinners. Several of the leading venues present Blackpool Christmas shows and pantomimes. Many hotels and guesthouses provide special Turkey and Tinsel Blackpool Christmas breaks. The nightlife, pub and club scene is if anything more vibrant than ever with Christmas parties taking place. Many of the resorts favourite attractions are open in the festive season. The Pleasure Beach has Winter Weekends on Saturdays and Sundays, and there is also Santa’s Magic grotto. The Tower presents a pantomime and other seasonal events. The Grand Theatre also has a traditional pantomime and the Winter Gardens stages a number of shows and concerts. For people looking to find somewhere to stay during the Christmas holidays, Blackpool has a large number of hotels, guest houses, self catering holiday flats and apartments providing accommodation for the period. The New Year Holiday is also very popular with visitors to the resort.
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