Truro City of Lights and Christmas festivities

Adult and child holding a large cylinder lantern at Truro City of Lights

The evening of Wednesday 14th November sees Truro City of Lights Festival 2012 light up the cobbled streets of Cornwall’s capital with a dazzling procession of handmade withy and tissue lanterns made by artists, school children and local community groups.

Each year the procession has a different theme – last year’s was Wildlife (see our Facebook page for a video clip), this it’s year Kings and Queens. It will be interesting to see what interpretations have been made of that!

The city comes alive with music throughout the day ending with a feast of music and dance in the procession starting at 7pm, including samba, brass bands and pipes & drums. If you can’t make this year’s parade there’s always next year….

In the meantime Cornwall has a host of other festivities to look forward to in the weeks leading up to Christmas, including the St Austell Torch Light Carnival with its procession of colourful floats, lanterns and music on 17 November, Trereife Christmas Gifts Fair from 23-25 November, Liskeard Lights Up on 1 December, Fowey Christmas Market on 1-2 December and Lostwithiel’s Dickensian evening on 13 December.

Why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas break and come down and join in the ho ho ho fun?

For more information about what’s on in Cornwall see Visit Cornwall’s events page.

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