PLAN YOUR VIEWING SPOT
Boscawen Street, Lower Lemon Street and St Nicholas Street are always busy. Good spots for children and families are towards the top of Lemon Street.
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY INTO TOWN
All the car parks are open and the Park & Ride will be in full operation. The road closures in the centre of the city will be in place on a phased basis from 3pm so do plan your journey. All of the main arterial roads remain open throughout but there will be a lot of traffic. Trains and buses will be operating to their usual schedule although some bus routes will be amended whilst we close Green Street (7–9pm). Why not arrive early and stay later and avoid the pressure on buses and roads?
FOLLOW THE THEME
This year’s theme is ‘Remember’ marking the centenary of the First World War and remembering the sacrifices that were made by so many people. Share images of your favourite lantern on social media #YourCOL.
SUPPORT THE EVENT WITH A DONATION
The event costs a significant amount to put on each year – including withy, paper, candles and lighting, materials, artist’s expertise, security and insurances. Support us by making a charitable donation so we can continue to light up Truro with this stunning event. To donate via TEXT 70070 'COLT18 £2' or 'COLT18 £5' or 'COLT18 £10'. Thank you.
FOOD & DRINK
All the usual eateries in Truro will be open throughout the event
and there will be a variety of food traders operating from 3pm on
Lemon Quay, Boscawen Street. If you want to eat in, remember
to book your table in advance.
City of Lights is a fantastic community event that attracts a lot
of people into the city centre so please travel light and avoid
bringing pushchairs or prams into the highly crowded areas in
Boscawen Street, Lemon Quay, and St Nicholas Street.
There will be street performances around the city before and after
the procession itself. As well as the switching-on of the Truro BID
funded Christmas lights.