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.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend
The run-up to the bank holiday weekend probably has some of the best weather. Its fine with some blue skies or patchy cloud.