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Welcome to the official site of City of Lights, Truro's midwinter lantern festival.


This year's parade is on Wednesday 23 November starting at 7pm.


Thanks to emergency financial support from Truro City Council and Totally Truro BID, Truro City of Lights parade will now take place as usual on November 23rd from 7pm using the same route as last year.  


Celebrating its 20th year, this community event has been on a rollercoaster of funding hurdles. Launching a public and business campaign has been imperative to make this year's parade happen. Without the generous emergency support from Truro City Council, Truro's Business Improvement District team, the business sponsors and public donations via the website, this years celebration would not have happened. This is not enough to ensure the return of Truro's most treasured family event on the calendar for 2017, so please look out for the donations buckets on the evening, and if you can spare some change, the spectators really could make a difference.


The theme, 'Tell Me a Story' has captured the imagination of the artists in residence, school children and college students, which has been timely with the nation celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. There are rumours that there will be a few creatures and literary character but you will all have to wait until the night to find out more!


To find the route and information to help you make the most of the event, please click on How to Enjoy.


A donation fo just £2 per person would allow the event to happen next year, so please donate via the Paypal button at the top of this page or text COLT16 £2 to 70070.






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