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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.

This years theme is "Under the Clock Tower"  Parade starts at 7pm

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 which will be available from mid October 2019.

Truro Christmas Light Switch On 

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 is awating confirmation for 2019. 

We advice using the park and ride at Langarth or Tregurra and allow plenty of time.