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Nothing heralds the start of the fesitve 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 streets.

The parade this year takes the theme of Remembrance.

Alongside the visual spectacle City of Lights is a feast of 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 lights in its wake.

A copy of the route can be found in the Truro Winter guide.

Funded by Truro BID the Christmas Lights are switched on in tandem with the lanterns moving through the streets. 

Information on the disabled viewing area can be found here. The disabled area opens from 6pm

We advice using the park and ride at Langarth or Tregurra which will be FREE of charge this year and allow plenty of time.