Truro’s Father Christmas parade will take place next Wednesday, November 27.

Father Christmas and his reindeer will be in Victoria Square from 5.50pm and the procession will follow from 6.30pm.

Camborne Youth Band will be leading the procession and students from Cornwall Dance School will also take part in the parade.

This year the children travelling in the sleigh with Father Christmas are from the charity Kernow Young Carers, which is the chosen charity this year for the current mayor of Truro.

Kernow Young Carers offers support, information and advice to young carers throughout Cornwall who provide care and support to a family member who may be affected by ill health, a disability, mental ill health or substance misuse.

There will be two ten-minute stops, one at High Cross and the other at Lemon Quay, before the parade heads back to Victoria Square.

The event is sponsored by a partnership consisting of Mallets Home Hardware, Truro City Council and Truro BID.

St John’s Ambulance will be there to provide first aid cover for the spectators and City Road Veterinary Centre will be on hand, with a vet volunteering at the event, to ensure that the reindeer are happy.

On the same night the first Truro Christmas Street Markets of the season will be taking place under the sparkling lights on Boscawen Street, along with late night shopping where most of the businesses throughout the city open until late.

There will also be large visuals projected on the TUI building (corner of Boscawen Street and Lemon Street), and on the Arts Café in River Street.

Truro BID is behind the projections and they have collaborated with Truro and Penwith College students who have produced the Christmas themed creative content.

There are more chances to see Father Christmas in Truro this year. He’ll be at the Royal Cornwall Museum every Wednesday until Christmas from 4 December (from 4pm to 8pm) to coincide with late night shopping and at the Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair (10am-3pm) on Saturday, December 7.

Tickets for the grotto are £5.50 per child including museum entry, for details:

People coming to Truro will be able to use the both Truro Park and Ride sites until 10pm on Wednesday, November 27 and for the subsequent Wednesday night late shopping evenings until December 18.

Cornwall Council long stay car parks in Truro are already free to use from 4pm each afternoon and the short stay car parks from 5pm.

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