OUR FAVOURITE NIGHT
THE LANTERN PARADE
Truro City of Lights is a breathtaking parade of lanterns, music and dance.
The lantern parade starts at 6:30pm this year, with the switch-on of our Christmas Lights.
Please join us as we welcome winter with a light-filled parade through the city's streets. 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.
“What could be more amazing than a whole of Truro coming together to make these incredible lanterns? And then walking through the streets with them for everyone to enjoy.”