Thousands of people watched the Christmas lights turned on in Barnstaple last night (23 November).
Platinum selling group The Overtones did the honours and then held a free concert for the crowd with fans travelling from Scotland to be there.
Our correspondent Seth Conway was Master of Ceremonies. Here's how it played out:
An estimated 30,000 people turned out to watch Truro's City of Lights Festival last night - making it one of the busiest ever.
The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary. The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.
Thousands of people turned out in Truro last night for the annual City of Lights festival.
The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary.
The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.
The City of Lights incorporates art, music, dance and, as its name suggests, light.
The event features is a procession of giant handmade withy and tissue lanterns floating through the streets carried by professional artists accompanied by a host of smaller lanterns carried by Cornish school children and local community and youth groups.
Thousands of people will be in Truro tonight for this year's City of Lights parade, which is themed 'Heroes', inspired by the First World War.
People from across the county come to see the procession of giant lanterns handmade by hundreds of local schoolchildren.
The event also marks the beginning of the city's festive celebrations.
My Devon luvs, I am here in Barnstaple but the weather is unreal! Still the show must go on, if you are with me! About to soundcheck. Xxxxx