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City of Lights parade and other Truro Christmas events cancelled

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The popular City of Lights parade along with a Father Christmas parade and other festive events have been postponed this year due to the coronavirus guidelines

Truro’s popular City of Lights parade will not be going ahead this year along with a number of other Christmas events in the city.

Details of the festive events which have been postponed due to coronavirus were presented in a report to Truro City Council.

Up to 30,000 people usually pack the streets in the city to watch the parade which sees members of community groups, schoolchildren, staff from local businesses and members of other organisations carry illuminated paper lanterns through the streets.

Thousands of people turned out on the streets of Truro for the annual City of Lights lantern parade.
Greg Martin Thousands of people turned out on the streets of Truro for the annual City of Lights lantern parade.

However the event in November has been put on hold due to the restrictions around COVID-19.

In his report city council, clerk Roger Gazzard explained: “During August one question has been whether we are able to operate our normal Christmas schedule of events.

“Unfortunately, based on current national advice, we have had to cancel the following – Father Christmas parade; Winter Gift Fayre; The City of Lights parade and Boscawen Street markets.”

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 2 September, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 14th September 2020

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