It may have been two months later than usual, but Truro's City of Lights lantern parade was worth the wait, attracting over 8,000 people who braved the freezing cold weather to watch the spectacle.

Celebrating its 21st year, the parade had been postponed in November because of bad weather, but that decision didn't deter people from taking part or spectating.

With this year's theme of Glow, the parade was led by Robbie the Robot, created by Liz Tyrell, who was followed by an Angler Fish made by Cornwall College students, a cottage and community of houses made by Sue Loydell; a woman holding a bird, by artistic director, Tony Crosby; a Chinese Dragon and many others.

Schools taking part included Blackwater, Devoran, Kennall Vale, Probus, St Erme with Trispen, Archbishop Benson, Bosvigo, Polwhele House, Shortlanesend, St Mary's Truro, Threemilestone, Tregolls, Truro High Prep , Truro Learning Academy, Penair, Richard Lander, Truro School and Truro Prep.

Community groups taking part included Children and Families Fighting Cancer, Penn An Dre, Treffry Residents’ Association, RCHT - Acorn Academy, WILD, Young People Cornwall, Boot Up! and Truro Community.

Event director, Claire Eason Bassett, said: “Each year, I am amazed and choked by the impact of this beautiful celebration of community, craft, music, performance and light.

"Every minute planning, organising and problem solving is made up for ten times over. I couldn’t think of a better reason to be proud of living in Truro. The City of Lights Team would like to personally thank all those who makes this event happen each year, and to those who support us from the pavements.”

Each year, the City of Lights team have to raise £50,000 to fund the event. Over £14,000 was contributed by local businesses and £2,245 was collected on the night with the help of over 20 volunteers.

New this year was the Truro BID initiated City of Lights raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses. All prizes and winners are listed on Prizes can be collected from Visit Truro on Boscawen Street from Saturday (10th) until March 3, where you will discover what you have won. Take along your raffle ticket or a photo on your phone of the ticket, as proof of your winning number.