2015 Event

Tripping The Light Fantastic – Saturday 28th November

A picture showing one of the lanterns at last years event, against a background of the firework show.

Banish the Darkness at Liskeard’s Winter Carnival!

Liskeard Lights Up this year has chosen the theme of ‘dance’.

During October and November, our team of artists have been working with local schools and community groups to make ‘dance’ themed lanterns large and small. The final free open workshop at the Liskerrett Centre is this Friday 27th November from 9.30am-12.30 in Liskerrett Centre’s Hall. If you would like to help finish off some of the larger lanterns that will be on display this year, please come along. No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Just wear old clothes and bring an apron as lantern making can be messy. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to have a go at building a lantern with your own group or at home, or you just want to find out ┬ámore about what’s involved, take a look at the ‘How to Build a Lantern‘ page.

The Event

This year’s lantern procession led by Father Christmas and Liskeard Carnival Queen will weave its way, from the Cattle Market Car Park at 5.30pm, through the streets of Liskeard. The procession stops on the Parade in the centre of town where there will be music from Liskeard Silver Band and singing with local choirs, the Christmas Tree lights will be turned on and there will be a short firework display. The procession then returns to the Cattle Market Car Park for dispersal.


The procession will exit the Cattle Market at 5.30pm via Market Approach (between Nat West and Spar) will cross the roundabout and head up The Parade. Then it will turn right into Pike Street, Fore Street, Bay Tree Hill, Windsor Place then back across the roundabout, up The Parade to stop outside The Cornish Times offices.

After the fireworks the procession will reform and return to the Cattle Market for dispersal following the original route down Pike Street, along Fore Street and across the roundabout.

For safety, please follow the instructions of the Marshalls, however it is stressed that it is every participant’s own responsibility to take care of themself. To help keep us safe, the Cornwall Fire Brigade and St John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

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