Thousands turn out for Burning the Clocks winter solstice celebration

A lantern in the shape of Brighton Aquarium led this year's Burning the Clocks parade
A lantern in the shape of Brighton Aquarium led this year's Burning the Clocks parade

Lanterns were paraded through Brighton’s streets on the longest night of the year at the annual Burning the Clocks event.

Thousands lined the streets to watch the parade which marks the winter solstice each year (December 21).

A clock lantern was carried through Brighton during the winter solstice celebration

A clock lantern was carried through Brighton during the winter solstice celebration

Organised by arts charity Same Sky, the parade, which began at 6.30pm, made its way from New Road, through The Lanes and down to Brighton beach.

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Crowds turned out for Brighton's Burning the Clocks parade

Crowds turned out for Brighton's Burning the Clocks parade

Crowds turned out for Brighton's Burning the Clocks parade

Crowds turned out for Brighton's Burning the Clocks parade