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Truro City of Lights parade postponed due to bad weather

One of the paper lantern stars from a previous procession. Credit: ITV West Country

Truro's famous City of Lights procession has been postponed due to forecast bad weather.

Hundreds of schoolchildren and adults take part in the annual parade, which was due to take place on Wednesay 22 November.

It also draws in thousands of visitors from across Cornwall. The organisers say they have no choice

Organisers fear this week's bad weather could put big and small sculptures at risk. Credit: ITV West Country

With high winds and heavy rain forecast, the City of Lights Board have taken the decision to postpone City of Lights 2017.

The event will take place in January 2018 and the date and details will be announced in due course.

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 we are keen to avoid any weather-related incidents.

– Truro City of Lights Board
Thousands of people turned out to watch last year's procession. Credit: ITV West Country

The city's Christmas lights will now be turned on during the Reindeer Parade on Wednesday 29 November. The big switch on will take place at 6.45pm in Victoria Square.

This magnificent display dates from 2015. Organisers hope the event in January will be just as splendid. Credit: ITV West Country