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Thousands lined the streets to watch the parade.
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The 20th anniversary of the iconic Lismore Lantern Parade attracted more than 30,000 people on Saturday night.

And while a storm passed briefly over the city extinguishing some of the lanterns, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.

Families lined the streets to watch the passing parade, which featured a bagpipe band, followed by Pegasus the flying horse.

The lanterns included giant koalas and possums, Dirt Girl and Scrap Boy, and monsters from the story book Where the Wild Things Are.

The theme of this year’s parade was ‘twenty light years on’, marking both the 20th anniversary celebrations and the lights of the lanterns.

The parade’s fiery finale at Oakes Oval featured an 8-metre high lantern representing the sun rising over Mt Warning.

Event organiser Jyllie Jackson was delighted with the evening, paying tribute to the 3000 people involved in organising the event and making lanterns, and the 30,000 people who turned up to mark the parade’s anniversary.

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