Lantern Artist Jenny Quigley will see her handiwork come together this week for Trowbridge's annual lantern and Christmas lights switch-on festival.

Resident artist Jenny has been holding weekend workshops to help people construct handcrafted willow lanterns that will light up the night sky on Friday evening (November 17).

Visitors to the festival will see hundreds of the colourful handcrafted lanterns in a procession through Trowbridge town centre.

The spectacular parade is staged to bring together the town's community to share in the magic of Christmas and spread light throughout Trowbridge.

"I have been holding lantern workshops over the last few weekends and I am so looking forward to this colourful event that promises to be the biggest and best ever," said Jenny.

"I am delighted by the support of the town’s folk who wanted to be part of this parade."

The Parade will be led by a colourful samba band bringing a carnival feel to the proceedings and will culminate in the Christmas lights switch-on followed by a firework display in the park.

The Parade starts outside the town hall and will be departing Market Street at 6.30pm, heading into Fore Street for the lights switch-on at the stage.

The evening will include performances from the Rock Choir and Bratton Silver Band.