Lantern Parade 2018

lantern parade

Children’s Lantern Parade | 19th December 2018



Let there be light… and lots of family fun!


A key part of the towns Christmas celebrations for more than ten years, Camborne Town Councils’ 2017 Childrens Lantern Parade will take place on Wednesday 19th December 2018.


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!


Where else will you see snowflakes, jellyfish and a UFO all in one place?
Samantha Hassett, St Meriadoc Nursery and Infant Academy.


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


The proceedings will be led by Father Christmas himself, and accompanied by the exciting rhythms of 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!


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 before heading back along Commercial Street and into Church Street.


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 approximately 8.30pm.  Motorists are asked to be patient and respect the safety of everyone involved in this once a year event.





For further information on the impact of the parade on road closures and town services, contact: Amanda Mugford, Town Clerk, Camborne Town Council. Telephone: 01209 612406. Mobile: 07483 127310. Email:


For further information on disruption to bus services into and out of Camborne Bus Station during the parade, contact: First Kernow. Telephone: 01209 719988.


For further information on all schools taking part in this year’s parade, contact: Samantha Hassett,
St Meriadoc Nursery and Infant Academy. Telephone: 01209 713982.