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Welcome to City of Lights

Welcome to the official site of City of Lights, Truro's midwinter lantern festival. Nothing heralds the start of the festive season quite like this magical event.


Held in mid November each year, the event sees a dazzling procession of withy and tissue lanterns float through the streets, handmade and carried by professional artists, Cornish school children and local community and youth groups. Each year is themed and the theme for 2016 will be announced in June. The event includes the official switch on of Truro’s Christmas lights, plus music and dance from Truro School of Samba and other local bands.


City of Lights 2016 will be held on Wed 23 November at 7pm.



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