World champion boxer Brian Rose will be the guest of honour at Devonshire Christmas Lights Switch On.
Local businesses and councillors have joined together to have festive lights in the shopping area on Devonshire Road, near the Devonshire Arms pub, Blackpool, this winter.
Organiser Hazel Kay, who owns Sun 4 U on Devonshire Road, said: “We’re really, really pleased Brian Rose could take time out and come down.
“It’ll be wonderful for the children to see someone like that, who they might not usually be able to afford to see.
“The lights are good for Christmas spirit and the community. It’s bringing everyone together.”
Celebrations will start from 4.45pm on Thursday, November 29.
The lights will be switched on at 5.30pm.
There will be Christmas gifts for children and entertainment from a DJ.