When: 21st November 2018, from 7pm
Where: Truro, Cornwall
£: Free but donations welcome (donate online or at the event)
What is it?
Every November, the city of Truro in Cornwall holds a community lantern festival, with more than 600 handmade lanterns on display. This year’s City of Lights event will take place on Wednesday 21st November.
The City of Lights lantern festival sees the streets filled with handmade and professional lanterns, as members of the local community parade through the city. The theme for this year’s lanterns is ‘Remember’, marking the centenary of the First World War.
The procession will begin at 7pm and take in Lemon Street, River Street, St Nicholas Street, Boscawen Street and Lemon Quay. At around 7.30pm, when the parade is half way around the route, the Christmas lights will be switched on.
As well as the lanterns, there will be music and dance as part of the procession with samba, brass bands, and pipes and drums all taking part. The event will also include musical and dance performances from 6pm, and there will be food stalls available and some shops will stay open late for the event.
If you are visiting this year’s lantern festival, please do look out for people collecting money on the night. The festival relies on the generosity of public donations.