OUR FAVOURITE NIGHT
THE LANTERN PARADE
Truro City of Lights is a breathtaking parade of lanterns, music and dance.
The lantern parade traditionally starts at 7pm, with the switch-on of Truro's Christmas Lights. Every year, large-scale lanterns tell a different story, set to the beat of percussion, music and dance.
Truro schools and community groups come together with artists, musicians and dancers to entertain the crowds. More than 30,000 spectators line the parade route, which finishes on Lemon Quay.
The experience of Truro City of Lights lantern parade will stay with you for a lifetime. It's the most magical night of the year for every one of our team of artists, supporters and community volunteers, and every one who visits Truro for the parade that lights up our winter months.
CITY OF LIGHTS 2021 UPDATE
With a heavy heart, we have decided to not proceed with Truro’s City of Lights lantern parade in 2021. Our team has been happy to lend our expertise to a number of community projects so, while you're waiting, do look out for our lanterns popping up across the South West at smaller events. We plan to return to Truro in 2022.
“What could be more amazing than a whole of Truro coming together to make these incredible lanterns? And walking through the streets with them for everyone to enjoy.”