The town council's children's lantern parade, a key part of Camborne's Christmas celebrations for more than ten years, will take place next Tuesday, December 19.

This much anticipated event is a great favourite with young and old alike, bringing the whole town together to celebrate the Christmas festivities with light, music and a whole lot of fun.

The parade will see children from Camborne Nursery School, Penponds School, Rosemellin CP School, St John the Baptist RC School, Roskear Nursery and Infants School, St Meriadoc Nursery and Infant Academy, St Meriadoc Junior Academy, Trevithick Learning Academy, Troon CP School and Weeth CP School, process through the town with their hand-made lanterns.

The parade will be led by Father Christmas, who will be accompanied by the Combined Schools’ Samba Band and Combined Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Band, bringing some South American warmth and carnival atmosphere to help keep the party going.

“With the procession ending outside our Parish Church, I believe this will be our best parade yet," said Val Dalley, mayor of Camborne. "We very much hope you can join us in sharing the fun and festivities."

The parade begins at 6.30pm and, setting off from Rectory Road, takes a route along Commercial Street, through Cross Street, Union Street and Trelowarren Street into the Town Square before heading back along Commercial Street and into Church Street. The event will culminate outside the church, with the Odd Quad Quartet providing an eclectic mix of music in their own inimitable style.

Roads along the parade route will be closed to all traffic from 5.30pm, and will re-open soon after the parade has ended, at about 8.30pm.