Blackpool was lit up for the year at the 2020 Switch-On

Blackpool Illuminations: Take a look at resort's famous Lights as they switch on for 2020

This year the famous Blackpool Illuminations will be lit up until after Christmas and into the new year.

The extended Illuminations run for 2020 comes on the back of the coronavirus pandemic, which hit traders badly at the start of the season, when lockdown was first introduced.

But with Blackpool bouncing back better than most as restrictions are easing the longer than usual Lights period means there are even more reasons for visitors to head to the seaside.

Friday (September 4) saw the popular Switch-On go virtual for the first time - you can relive the action here - so here's a look at how the 2020 Illuminations looked when that switch was flicked.

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