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Nothing heralds the start of the festive season quite like the City of Lights, Truro's midwinter lantern festival.

Come and see a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns, handmade by artists, schools and community groups, float through the city's streets.  The parade takes the theme of 'Glow' this year.

Alongside the visual spectacle, City of Lights is a feast of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes and drums.  The procession sets off from the Richard Lander Monument, down Lemon Street, onto Boscawen Street and along River Street.  The lanterns will then loop around Little Castle Street onto Kenwyn Street, go through Victoria Square, back to Boscawen Street, and make their way via Princes Street and Green Street to Lemon Quay.

The parade will leave a city of light in its wake, as the Christmas illuminations, funded by Truro BID, are switched on in tandem with the lanterns moving through the streets.