Nothing heralds the start of the fesitve season quite like the City of Lights, Truro's midwinter latern festival. Come and see a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue laterns; 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 laterns 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 laterns moving through the streets.