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A FESTIVAL of lights is to be held in Portsmouth.

Fratton Big Local is organising the event on Wednesday, December 17.

Around 200 people will take part in a lantern parade along Fratton Road, in Fratton, at 6.30pm.

It will start at the The Royal British Legion and finish at St Mary’s churchyard, where there will be a professional laser show. A samba band will join the parade. It is a new annual event aimed at bringing people together.