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Truro City of Lights 2017 has been postponed

The City of Lights annual festivities have been called off due to fears of heavy rain and strong winds.

Truro City of Lights announced today that they have made the decision to postpone City of Lights 2017, which was set to be held on 22nd November. A new date in January 2018 is to be confirmed in due course. The event attracts thousands of people to the city centre every year, with many seeing the lantern parade as the beginning of the festive season in Cornwall.

In a post on their Facebook page, Claire Eason Bassett from the organisers explained how high winds and heavy rain would mean that the large lanterns cannot be paraded, and they are keen to avoid weather-related incidents that might put the general public at risk.

Whilst the City of Lights parade is being moved to January, the Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6.45pm in Victoria Square on 29th November at the start of the Reindeer Parade.

We’re already looking forward to seeing the lantern parade in the new year – watch this space!