Thousands of families filled the streets of Brighton and the seafront for the annual Burning the Clocks parade.
With temperatures slightly warmer than the past few days – and the past few Decembers – dancers, stilit walkers, drummers, other musicians and others carrying lanterns set off from New Road at 6.30pm.
They halted traffic in North Street as they headed down Ship Street to the Madeira Drive to the east of the Palace Pier past the Brighton Wheel.
The parade and the Burning the Clocks ceremony is held every year to mark the shortest day.
It is organised by Same Sky, the Brighton based performance arts organisation.