Truro’s City of Lights parade postponed because forecasters expect bad weather

Posted By on 20th November 2017

20th November 2017

By Rashleigh MacFarlane

The Truro City of Lights lantern parade has been postponed, because of a weather forecast predicting high winds and heavy rain.

The event had been due to take place on Wednesday.  But now the Truro City of Lights Board have taken the decision to postpone the parade until January.  The date and details will be announced in due course.

In a statement, the Board said: “High winds and heavy rain mean that the large lanterns cannot be paraded and there would be an increased risk to the small lanterns.  This kind of weather also presents a risk to the general public attending and they are keen to avoid any weather-related incidents.


“The Christmas Lights will be turned on at 18:45 in Victoria Square on 29th November 2017 at the start of the Reindeer Parade.

“The Board are hugely grateful for all the support for City of Lights from their sponsors, volunteers, schools, businesses, partners, artists and bands and everyone who contributes to making this extraordinary event.  We look forward to all coming together again in January.”