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The City of Lights

Each year the cobbled streets of Cornwall's capital come alive with the hum of excitable school children and aglow with an array of fantastically creative lanterns for the annual Truro City of Lights parade. Here are our highlights.

The Truro City of Lights is an event, bound to kick start the year's festivities in the approach to Christmas. Now in its 22nd year, the event was made extra special with a 'Remember' theme marking the 100th anniversary since Armistice Day 1918. Hundreds of school children walked the procession route with their handmade lanterns accompanied by local musicians and dancers.

The Truro City of Lights Parade 2018 in Cornwall
City of Lights, Truro, Cornwall
A beautiful whale lanterns at the City of Lights in Truro 2018
Lanterns in the Truro City of Light procession 2018 talking place in Cornwall
Lanterns illuminating the streets of Truro during the City of Lights Parade 2018
The City of Lights parade in Truro is a must to get you feeling festive
The City of Lights in Truro is a top festive activity in Cornwall
Truro comes alive with lights and colour during the lantern parade
Musicians on the streets of Truro during the City of Lights 2018
The City of Lights takes place in Truro in November
Lanterns on the streets of Truro during the City of Lights parade
The bird lantern was a crowd favourite at the Truro City of Lights lantern parade
Highlights from the City of Lights parade in Truro, November 2018

Experience the Truro City of Lights for yourself in November 2019 (exact date to be confirmed). Truro is within easy reach of our collection of self-catering properties. Just hop in the car down the A30 and you will be there in around 45 minutes. Browse our range of properties below, available to book now for 2019.

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