More than 30,000 people packed the streets for the annual Burning the Clocks Festival.

Crowds lined roads across Brighton to watch more than 2,000 people taking part in the lantern procession through the city centre.

Organised by charity Same Sky and supported by the Arts Council and the Chalk Cliff Trust, the event held on December 21 each year creates a “breath-taking spectacle” to mark the longest night of the year.

More than a dozen local bands and choirs also joined the parade, alongside community groups including the Hummingbird Project, Sikhs of Sussex and the Brighton Anti Racism Community Organisation.

The festival raised a total of £5,556.73 to go towards this December’s event.

Rob Batson, executive producer at Same Sky, said: “Sincere and deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to Burning the Clocks this year. Your generosity and passion are truly appreciated.

“With plans for 2024 already fermenting, we are now seeking sponsorships for the event from businesses that want to be a bigger part of this Brightonian tradition.

“Unfortunately, the money raised does not cover the cost of putting on this much-loved event, but we remain hopeful that with the continued support of our community, local businesses and the Arts Council, Burning the Clocks 2024 will be another welcome celebration next winter.”