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Thousands line streets for City of Lights festival

This year's theme was Kings and Queens Credit: ITV Westcountry

Thousands lined the streets of Truro tonight for the annual City of Lights festival.

The event sees giant lanterns paraded through the city centre to mark the start of the festive season.

More than 750 local school children spent weeks making the spectacular creations, this year with a royal theme.

Thousands expected for City of Lights festival

This year the lanterns will have a 'Kings and Queens' theme Credit: ITV Westcountry

Thousands of people are expected in Truro tonight for the annual City of Lights festival. Paper and withy lanterns - designed around the theme Kings and Queens - will be paraded through the town. School children, students and artists from across the county spend months making them.