An illuminated procession is a procession held after dark so that lights carried by the participants form a spectacle. The lights will commonly be of the same type, so making a candlelight procession, lantern parade or torchlight march.
Examples include the Christmas festival of Ndocciata in Italy; the Chinese Lantern Festival to celebrate the first full moon; and the daily procession of pilgrims to the grotto of Lourdes.
What is believed to be the largest and the best illuminated procession in the world is the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival held on the first Saturday of November in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset, in the UK. It is followed by a fireworks display that is unique to the town, known as squibbing.  The carnival parades also take place in a variety of Somerset towns throughout November.